This most recent reboot of Charlie’s Angels (2019) sees Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart), Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott) and Jane Kano (Ella Balinska) working for the mysterious Charles ‘Charlie’ Townsend. Charlie’s security agency, Townsend, has now expanded internationally. He’s created an agency filled with the world’s smartest, bravest and most highly trained women from all over the globe. With various talented teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys, we follow one division of Angels and their fearless Bosley, played by Elizabeth Banks — who coincidently is also the brains behind the film as writer and director. Together they take on the toughest jobs whenever the call comes. They are unseen, undivided and unstoppable.
For this instalment we follow Elena, a young systems engineer who makes the bold decision to blow the whistle on a technology she’s been working on with a malfunction that just screams danger. If this glitch in the design is used as a weapon, it could change the world as they know it. Charlie’s Angels are called into action once again, as the women put their lives on the line yet again to protect the innocent. Elena is in grave danger, yet despite being dropped into the ‘lady spy’ arena, her brains and bravery under pressure reveal her potential to be a new recruit.
We follow these kick-ass ladies through twists and turns in the plot, crazy action scenes and quick witty lines. There’s a beautiful underlying message about not judging a girl by her cover as the movie strives to enforce the belief that women can do anything. It’s an empowering action film complete with explosions, impromptu yet choreographed dance scenes, dangerous stand-offs, fashion items turned weapons, and plenty of wigs.
If you loved the previous instalments, you’ve got to see this one too.
KATE SEARS 6/10