Cinema Central: Charlie’s Angels


Myke Simon

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With big names in Hollywood like Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Clafin, Naomi Scott from the live-action Aladin, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Noah Centineo, Charlie’s Angels was a highly anticipated movie. This movie pays subtle homage to the 2000s classic movie of the same name. For those who have seen the 2000s Charlie’s Angels, there will be small but recognizable clues from the first film. An important thing to note is that this is not a remake of the first or second movie from the 2000s. It can be considered a sequel of some sort since it does include information from the previous ones, but it would be best to go into this film thinking of it as its own movie.
The movie focuses around three Angels: Sabina, who is played by Kristen Stewart; Jane, played by British actress Ella Balinska; and newly recruited Angel Elena, a scientist and creator of a new device called Calisto. When Elena, played by Naomi Scott, finds out that her boss is planning to sell an energy-saving device called Calisto without fixing deadly flaws in the design, she takes it upon herself to stop them. This leads Elena to meet the Angels, who take her under their “wings”.
The soundtrack for the movie features the title song “Don’t Call Me Angel” by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey. The soundtrack also features female artists from around the globe like Anitta, Alma, Kim Petras, and Steffion Don. Throughout Charlie’s Angels, the music is upbeat and fits with the action of the movie. The clothing design of this movie also follows well with the movie. It shows that women can be attractive and wear fancy and appealing clothes while still being able to take down the criminals they are after. Many thought the movie made a statement about female empowerment by depicting women as strong, athletic, and intelligent spies.
Thanks to Marshall 6 Theatres for making this review possible.