Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I for one quite enjoyed McG’s original Charlie’s Angels film, flawed as it was. The sequel less so but still. And now 19 years later a new Angels film arrives and, much like 2015’s Ghostbusters reboot, the hate was a flying. Unlike 2015’s Ghostbusters reboot this one’s actually often enjoyable, mostly thanks to the chemistry on display from the three main leads. Star, writer and director Banks does an okay job but the major flaw here is that the action across the board is really flat and televisual. With Barrymore, Diaz and Liu you actually believed they could be kick arse says and, for all his many faults, McG can produce slick action. Here none of the three leads really convinces in the action stakes and, when your film is built round that, it becomes somewhat of a fatal floor. A great support cast helps (Stewart hams it up perfectly) but you can’t help but feel with a stronger action director this film could have been far, far better.
Best Bit: The cast have great chemistry
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Charlie’s Angels (2000), Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle (2003), Knight and Day