The reboot of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ is a kicking step forward for female empowerment

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The reboot of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ is a kicking step forward for female empowerment

“Charlie’s Angels” sheds light on the importance of teamwork between women and accurately portrayed women powerfully in combat, dialogue and storyline; shattering the false stereotype of women being complacent and weak.

“Charlie’s Angels” sheds light on the importance of teamwork between women and accurately portrayed women powerfully in combat, dialogue and storyline; shattering the false stereotype of women being complacent and weak.

Izzy Johnsen

“Charlie’s Angels” sheds light on the importance of teamwork between women and accurately portrayed women powerfully in combat, dialogue and storyline; shattering the false stereotype of women being complacent and weak.

Izzy Johnsen

Izzy Johnsen

“Charlie’s Angels” sheds light on the importance of teamwork between women and accurately portrayed women powerfully in combat, dialogue and storyline; shattering the false stereotype of women being complacent and weak.

Following the original series in 1976, the reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” came out on Nov. 15, 2019. The film was made by women, for women. The empowerment in seeing an action movie lead by females was invigorating.

To start off, the plot line at the beginning was fairly vague. There was no clear development in the story, making the first 20 minutes confusing and unengaging. However, once Naomi Scott’s character (Elena) made her entrance, the plot picked up.

The film revolves around Scott’s technological product being released and then used as a weapon by corrupt businessmen. Specifically, the interactions between Elena, as well as other characters, and the men in the movie speak on the misogyny and underestimation of women in business and society in general.

An action film conducted by women is a rare find. “Charlie’s Angels” shed light on the importance of teamwork between women and accurately portrayed women powerfully in combat, dialogue and storyline; shattering the false stereotype of women being complacent and weak. Seeing this movie sparks a craving for more diverse representation for women in movies, especially action films.

The message behind the film was great, Kiersten Stewart (Sabina) gave an amazing, witty performance — coming a long way from her “Twilight” days — and Ella Balinska (Jane) interpreted her character beautifully. The three lead women, Scott, Stewart and Balinska had good chemistry and an entertaining dynamic of characters.

Overall, the storyline moved along quickly after a slow start. The action to plot ratio was pretty well done; although, I would have liked to see more developed characters in place of some long fight scenes. Despite this, the film was engaging, there were multiple twists and betrayals among the characters that kept the audience on their toes.

In addition, the soundtrack was extremely compelling and empowering, complimenting the action-packed plot nicely. With music from iconic female stars like Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, Normani and Nicki Minaj, the music was inspiring to say the least. I even found myself singing along to “Don’t Call Me Angel” and “Bad to You” on my way home from the theater.

The exciting plot, action and characters were inspiring and modern, the movie was a much needed feminist statement for the film industry. The reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” earns a B+.

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