The new incarnation of Charlie’s Angels has released its first trailer. The reboot, directed by actress Elizabeth Banks (who also worked on the screenplay) follows a new group of Angels played by actresses Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as they try to track down a piece of software that can be weaponized for terrorist actions. Here’s the official synopsis (which isn’t really much of a synopsis) so far:
In Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.
Apparently, in this version of Charlie’s Angels, the character of Bosley is more of a “title” and there are multiples of them, played by actors Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, and Elizabeth Banks herself. Charlie’s Angels marks Bank’s first big-budget directing gig, having previously only directed Pitch Perfect 2 and a handful of shorts.
So far the chemistry between the new group of Angels seems… okay? I guess? It’s obvious Balinska is the bad ass who doesn’t speak much and Scott is the “new girl” who gets introduced to the agency (as a client at first, it would seem) and who becomes a member of the team throughout the course of the film. Stewart, arguably the biggest name among the trio, seems to be her usual cardboard self while stealing Mackenzie Davis’s androgynous look from Terminator: Dark Fate.
Regardless, this new version of the Angels seems a lot less stylized and cartoony than the McG version from 2000 and 2003. I, personally, think this is a good thing, as Banks’ style seems to take the film in more of a classic action/adventure movie direction.
It is interesting to note how hard the soundtrack is being pushed in the trailer, with songs from artists Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey. This is pretty standard for Sony who like to really push their music, but it is kind of obnoxious (especially since the song featured in the trailer isn’t all that good, at least in my humble opinion).
Overall, this trailer for the new Charlie’s Angels is pretty entertaining and it gets me excited to see the film – which is what a good trailer is supposed to do, right? What do you think of it? Are you hyped for the new Charlie’s Angels? Let me know in the comments!