“Charlie’s Angels” reboot comes with a shocking twist


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Lindsey Leigh

Many people did not know what to expect from the “Charlie’s Angels” movie reboot of the popular TV series that aired from 1976 to 1981. Other reboots of the show have been made, including “Charlie’s Angels” (2000) and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” (2003), which starred actresses Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu. The reboots were action packed and empowering to women. 

Director, writer, actress, and producer Elizabeth Banks kept the same ideas in mind as she created a more modern version of “Charlie’s Angels.” Banks successfully created an action packed comedy with a couple heart touching moments.

The movie is organized as a continuation of the original though it takes place 40 years after the original “Charlie’s Angels” came out. Now the Townsend Agency has been globalized and the name Bosely has become a title rather than a name. Charlie, the millionaire behind the organization, remains faceless as he communicates with the Angels through a speaker.

The movie captures the audience’s attention by beginning with an action scene in which the audience meets two of Charlie’s Angels, Sabina, played by “Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart, and Jane, played by up and coming actress Ella Balinska. In this scene, Banks foreshadows a tension filled relationship between Jane and Sabina as Jane pushes Sabina off of a building. 

The two characters are forced to work together when they are assigned to watch over Elena, played by “Aladdin’s” Naomi Scott. Elena is a scientist and expert hacker working on Calisto, a renewable energy project. She discovers that there is an alarming flaw within the software. If Calisto where to get into the wrong hands, it could be used as a deadly weapon. This becomes the primary focus of the move.

Teen heart throb Noah Centineo also makes an appearance in the movie. He works on the Calisto project alongside Elena and becomes Jane’s love interest. By casting him in the movie, it appealed to more teenagers.

There was a plot twist in the middle that caught everyone in the theater by surprise. I thought it was the perfect movie to go see on a Friday night with my friends. I loved Banks’ modern take on the original series, and I think the music she incorporated was well chosen to go along with the scenes. Overall, I really enjoyed the movie and would recommend it.