Charlie’s Angels Didn’t Have The Same Impact!
Elizabeth Banks had everything in her favor- she had a franchise that was fresh in the audience’s mind; she had the budget to execute a Charlie’s Angels film. And had the chance to take forward a legacy that defied all odds when it was first aired in 1976. However, the actor-turned-writer-turned-
Charlie would have been very disappointed with the cast
When the first trailer of Charlie’s Angels was revealed, the audience was surprised to find two relatively lesser-known actresses in the trio. No one knows Elia Balinska and Naomi Scott although the latter did Aladdin this year. Add a once-upon-a-time stars Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks and you have a film that was always on thin ice. And the ice broke under the pressure of not being up to the mark!
Too much of Elizabeth Banks is too much to handle!
She writes, she directs and she acts in the film, that’s too much even for one Angel. Elizabeth Banks is in no way one of the best all-rounders in Hollywood and had she realized that before calling the shots, it would have benefitted the franchise. She plays one of the many Bosleys here but isn’t able to look the part. Patrick Stewart who plays her predecessor suits the character more but he leaves the organization at the start of the film. Bad move!
Impressive stunts fail to triumph over ‘been there, done that’ plot…
The plot is as thin as its execution, yet the stunts somehow impress. The film has been shot in Europe in locations that aren’t new to Hollywood. The ‘Angels’ are shown to be strong-willed individuals who can do anything, yet their mission resembles the TV show ‘Leverage’ more than ‘Charlie’s Angels’. The non-familiarity of the actors is also an issue, considering the last time they were on a mission, the actors were too beautiful, too sexy and too popular. These times, they might be beautiful and sexy, but not being popular hurts the film the most.
Desperate times, desperate measures!
The failure of Terminator: Dark Fate, Doctor Sleep and now Charlie’s Angels, proves that Hollywood needs to come up with fresh ideas. Without a Superhero, a sequel is hard to digest and the sooner they realize that, the better. Charlie’s Angels still have a following thanks to the last two films but it seems they will have to try harder if there is a next time.