Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Charlie’s Angels
Driector: Elizabeth Banks
Writer: Elizabeth Banks
Based on: the TV show
Sequel to (kinda): Charlie’s Angels, Charlie’s Angles: Full Throttle
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Jonathan Tucker, Nat Faxon, Chris Pang, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Noah Centineo
Seen on: 15.1.2020

Plot:
Elena (Naomi Scott) is an engineer at a technology company and they are about to launch a product that will revolutionize the way the world works. Elena is worried that there is a terrible security flaw in the product, but nobody wants to hear about it. So she contacts the Angels, hoping to keep the worst from happening. Sabina (Kristen Stewart) and Jane (Ella Balinska) are assigned to her case by Bosley (Elizabeth Banks). What should be a routine mission becomes much bigger than they expected, though.

I honestly don’t understand why Charlie’s Angels tanked as much as it did*. I found it to be a refreshing, fun action comedy with great performances and a nice (basic) feminist message.

*I have an idea though and that idea can be summed up with “male critics”.

The film poster showing the main characters of the film, above all the angels.
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Following baph’s recommendation I watched The Nines. That’s one weird movie.

It is very well done, there are a lot of details that I really, really liked and after the plot twist is revealed everything fits. The acting is very good, as well. You notice that it’s thoroughly thought through and I don’t think that there’s anything that doesn’t go with the explanation. [Congratulations to John August! But what else to expect from the writer of Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride. On the other hand, it’s nothing you’d expect from the writer of Charlie’s Angels and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, which are fun, but not necessarily the best movies in the world.]

But I didn’t like the ending very much. I don’t like it, when people resort to really weird supernatural explanations, although I have to admit that I couldn’t think of anything less strange to finish the story with. Also, I don’t like it when the ending is explained and you get shots of the clues hidden in the movie to go with the explanation. I prefer to think of them on my own.

It’s worth a watch and then you can go to the imdb forum and discuss if you think that you are a nine.