Today we’re talking about the 2019 film Charlie’s Angels.
In a lot of ways it’s a by the numbers spy / action movie. The twists and turns are moderately predictable but that doesn’t affect the enjoyability. The story is pushed forward by the mystery / mcguffin, but is held up by the interactions of the characters.
The core three characters are well defined and have decent development, but it’s the growth of their friendship that makes the movie so much fun.
The villain and the rest of the cast are well chosen and happily alternate between cheesy and serious dialogue.
The dialogue is very well done with the actors delivering lines that could have been terrible in a way that makes sense and is pretty endearing.
There’s a lot of very well thought out subtext in the movie and some very pointed social commentary.
Visuals and Music
The cinematography is designed to show you the discomfort of the characters and is extremely well thought out. Never does it cheat the action with shaky cam or too many quick cuts. The locations are gorgeous and the clothes are fantastic.
Very rarely do I see action characters pause to switch into sensible shoes and it added a level of realism that I enjoyed.
The score was perfectly set to the action and the songs were catchy but didn’t detract from what was happening.
The movie is action-packed with a great found family and lots of action. It was fun and exciting and definitely re-watchable.
An extremely entertaining spy movie with a hint of nostalgia. The action, dialogue, and character interactions make a movie that could have been cookie cutter into something with heart. Lots of fun and worth a watch.
Final Score: 4.5 Stars out of 5