by Kiki Bennett–This past weekend, the newest Charlie’s Angels premiered. The Angels were beautiful, tough, and fierce. Except, they weren’t a team.
The new Charlie’s Angels lacked the comradery, banter, and the history that the past Angels had. Past Angels like Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu built each other up. They confided in each other, believed in each other, and they were a team.
Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska’s characters were pitted against each other from the beginning. Both not understanding how to be a team, all while belittling the genius of Naomi Scott’s character.
The filmmakers were too worried about getting big stars in the movie that they forgot about character development. The characters were shallow and lacked likability. There were so many characters that it kept audiences from connecting to the Angels.
The storyline contained so many twists and turns from left field that felt like a child with a five second attention span wrote this movie. The newest Charlie’s Angels movies is a slap in the face to the decades of feminism that surrounds the franchise.
If you are wondering whether or not you should see the latest Charlies Angels movie, just don’t. “This movie put me in a terrible mood, because I know that’s two hours of my life that I’ll never get back,” said movie goer Madeline Keating.
Instead of going to see the new Charlie’s Angels movie, watch the old ones on Netflix. They might just teach you a thing or two about what female friendship actually looks like.