‘Charlie’s Angels’ almost lives up to original

New film creates thrilling environment

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ almost lives up to original

Fair use from Columbia Pictures: Characters Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), Elena Houghlin (Niami Scott) and Sabrina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) plot to take down the villain in

Fair use from Columbia Pictures: Characters Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), Elena Houghlin (Niami Scott) and Sabrina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) plot to take down the villain in "Charlie's Angels." Houghlin must stay inside while Kano and Wilson fight as field agents.

Fair use from Columbia Pictures: Characters Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), Elena Houghlin (Niami Scott) and Sabrina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) plot to take down the villain in "Charlie's Angels." Houghlin must stay inside while Kano and Wilson fight as field agents.

Fair use from Columbia Pictures: Characters Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), Elena Houghlin (Niami Scott) and Sabrina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) plot to take down the villain in "Charlie's Angels." Houghlin must stay inside while Kano and Wilson fight as field agents.

Tamar Gewirtz

When it comes to “Charlie’s Angels,” it’s hard to fathom a remake as good as the original. However, the newest “Charlie’s Angels” almost pulls it off. 

This new “Charlie’s Angels,” in theaters since Nov. 15, combines humor with action to create a riveting production. Throughout the entire movie, the audience’s attentive eyes remained on the screen, including my own. The movie’s creative plot is based off the original idea that there is a secret spy agency, spymaster Charlie (who remains anonymous throughout the film) and his three Angels (played by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska) who are his spies.

The film starts off with one of the Angels appearing to be on a date with a man who talks about how men are meant for “certain,” more sophisticated jobs than women, discussing everything women cannot and should not do. She listens intently and flirtatiously, fitting into her role as someone who is both cunning and smart. She eventually tricks him, ties him up and takes all the money he has secretly embezzled. This scene has both dramatic and hilarious elements that fuse together in a natural, realistic way. 

The film goes on to show the unbelievably talented and well-rounded women fit for the job of being an Angel. They confront bad guys, eliminating antagonists one at a time. Each one has remarkable expertise in several areas, such as delivering karate hacks or hacking into any electronic system.

The acting is convincing in a way that makes you wish you were an Angel too. The character do such astounding acts, it’ll make every young girl want to be a spy and empower them at the same time. The females are the leads of the movie and they redefine the definition of females in a dangerous workplace. 

The movie has an intimate tone, making the viewer feel as though they know the characters personally. Their friendships feel real, as though it were not a movie and they were not acting. 

Not only are the friendships touching, but the humor is beyond compare. Every funny line said in the theater was met with roars of laughter from the audience. However, the humor is only a part of the masterpiece. It is also action-packed with plot twists around every corner that will surprise you more than the last.

The only part of the film I’d have to critique is the ending. Being a real “Charlie’s Angels” fan, the plot twist where someone’s character takes an unexpected turn did not appeal to me, nor did it seem realistic. However, other than that, the film lived up to the famed name “Charlie’s Angels.”

★★★★☆

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