Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Imim Jounsu, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Patrick Stewart
Instruction: Elizabeth Banks
This 118-minute hurricane-spy thriller is the latest large-screen spin on 1970s TV series and a pair of films released in the early 2000s. It's a spiritual eye candy with a strong feminist streak, but it's light on content.
The film is about three female spies – the Angels – working for a private security and investigation agency, called the Townsend Agency. The agency is owned by an anonymous millionaire named Charlie who performs his missions through Bossley, his agent or second in command.
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While the basic premise of the film will be familiar to anyone who has ever watched an original TV show or previous film, it bears no resemblance to earlier versions of "Charlie's Angels."
The agency is now growing and has a global presence. There are the smartest and most qualified women around the world – more Angels teams led by more Boschs. One usefully explains: "Bosniaks are now ranked as lieutenants."
The film opens in Rio de Janeiro, with Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) in a blond wig thickening her lure to Nyon Smith (Chris Pang), a criminal figure, as part of a cover-up operation. Entering how to help her out in the corner is former MI-6 agent Jane Kano (Ella Balinska). Together, they put their lives on the line to succeed.
A year later the two merge in Paris to rescue Elena Hafflin (Naomi Scott), a young systems engineer who is a key asset in a company that created Callisto, a new sustainable alternative energy source that has an unfortunate side effect. : It could kill people. So, in the wrong hands, Callisto can be armed as an instrument of mass murder.
The Angels, Sabina and Janeine along with Rebecca (Elizabeth Banks) as their Bosley about the case, reveal the secret plot.
At first this seems like a simple task, but soon the plot gets complicated and the situation becomes dangerous, with Elena becoming rotten. Fortunately, the other two women take Elena under their wing and she becomes Angel Training.
Writer-director Elizabeth Banker's script initially shows the potential for outstanding comedy, but soon yields to a predictable action plot that appears generic with perfectly stylized and manicured scenes that are inexplicable in nature.
The first act is in the center of Elena, who is subjected to a game according to the rules of her male superiors. The second act focuses on Janeine and Sabina and they don't even have a bow. The movie becomes fun to watch, only in the third act during the final act.
The cast is generally attractive and seems to have a great friendship. They seem to have a good time delivering stable dialogue with bad lines in awkward situations.
While Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska looked chic, this rogmara is lost to Naomi Scott, who used to admire us as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin.
Males – Athonathan Tucker as Hodak, threatening to tattoo a bad man, Patrick Stewart as Johnny the original Bosley retired, Sam Claflin as the fifty incompetent boss of Elena Alexander Alexander Brock and Louise Gerrett as Louise Gerrett and Louise Gerd their moments of glory on the screen and make their presence felt with all seriousness.
Overall, the film, while talking about "the power of the girls", is wildly entertaining despite not allowing you to invest yourself emotionally.
Rating: 2.5 / 5
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