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Charlie’s Angels: What did the critics think?

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Image caption L-R: Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott

The newest reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise premiered this week, starring Kristen Stewart and UK actresses Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.

The motion film, based mostly on the ’70s TV sequence, sees the Angels preventing crime on behalf of their mysterious boss.

It’s the second time the model has been rebooted for the large display, following a 2000 movie (and 2003 sequel) which starred Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore.

According to Benjamin Lee of The Guardian, this “ramshackle action reboot goes at half throttle”.

He provides it three stars, writing: “There’s intermittent fun to be had in this throwaway relaunch of the female secret agent franchise but the party is cut short by incoherent action and a clunky script.”

The newest reboot is written and directed by Elizabeth Banks, who additionally guides the trio as the skilled former angel, Bosley.

The film’s theme tune, Don’t Call Me Angel, is carried out by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey.

Kenneth Turan of the LA Times urged the Charlie Angels reboot was “a concept in search of a movie”, including it “does not take flight” (pun meant, presumably).

“Charlie’s Angels wants to take the venerable franchise in a new direction,” he wrote.

“The goal is exemplary, the execution nothing to write home about.”

Variety’s Owen Gleiberman stated that Stewart – who performs the wild and rebellious Sabina Wilson – “anchors” the film, which throws up a “divertingly up-to-the-minute fusion of guns and poses”.

“Most reboots are meaningless (time to rev that franchise back up!),” he stated.

“But the new Charlie’s Angels, whether it turns out to be a glittering hit or the latest expensive package to get tossed by the audience onto the trash heap of franchise fatigue, feels like a generational rite of passage.”

IndieWire’s David Ehrlich urged it confirms Stewart’s place as a brand new “comedy icon”. Their author David Ehrlich referred to as it a “hilarious” and “kick-ass reboot”.

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Image caption (Left to proper) Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott pose on the purple carpet throughout Monday’s premiere of Charlie’s Angels in Los Angeles

The new film additionally options appearances Djimon Hounsou, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin and Sir Patrick Stewart.

The final version of the movie sequence – 2003 sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, which additionally starred Diaz, Liu and Barrymore, obtained equally blended critiques and didn’t hit the heights of its predecessor at the field workplace.

This time round, The Hollywood Reporter’s Beandrea July appeared to get pleasure from the “fresh, feminist spin” on the story, which additionally highlights environmental points.

“Banks brings Charlie’s Angels into the modern age with flair, all while unapologetically raising a feminist flag, championing female friendships and subtly making a point about the urgency of the ongoing climate crisis.”

Last however not least, leisure web site Perri Nemiroff of Collider referred to as it “certainly one of the most pleasing franchise reboots of 2019.

“Charlie’s Angels is a extremely entertaining motion comedy with a profitable ‘shut as sisters’ main trio that additionally provides an enormous increase to the community of Angels.

“If I could have walked straight from this movie into a second instalment of this iteration of the franchise, I would have.”

Charlie’s Angels is launched in the UK on 29 November.

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