Why Fans Think the New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Movie Will Be a Fail
A few days ago, the Charlie’s Angels trailer hit the internet and more than 6,000,000 views later, fans are still reacting. Actually, not everyone can be counted as a fan.
Around the same time of the trailer’s release, Sony shared a promotional poster featuring the three new faces of the Angels to generate interest in the film. Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott are the trio in this reboot helmed by Elizabeth Banks.
Of course, the viewing public had plenty to say about the trailer and the movie that is scheduled to appear in theaters in November. Not everyone is on board with this update, and here’s a quick rundown of why a lot of people think this movie will suck.
They’re not feeling the cast
To be fair, it’s hard living up to an original. The first set of Charlie’s Angels included Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, and Farah Fawcett, whom fans considered to be irreplaceable. The second outing of the Angels happened with a set of movies in the 2000s with Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz on the team. Their action-packed, campy fun style made them become a beloved group in their own right.
Although it’s been revealed that the 2019 version of the Angels will be more of an extension of Charlie’s Angels than a “remake,” fans have been commenting on this cast’s lineup and making comparisons to past incarnations. Some are loving it—especially Kristen Stewart—and some are not. Vogue points to Stewart’s casting as a win. Others on the web are calling her acting skills expressionless, dull, sedated, and a variety of non-flattering terms that are floating around Twitter, Reddit, and other parts of the web.
There are also grumblings of this movie being geared towards a younger crowd like Generation Z. An example? Noah Centineo. I don’t have a problem with teeny-bopper rom-com star, but others do:
There are 3 Bosleys
We don’t know why, but the spoiler-filled trailer revealed that there isn’t just one Bosley, but three. There’s Elizabeth Banks as Bosley. There’s Djimon Hounsou as Bosley. And Sir Patrick Stewart as Bosley. Bosley’s role with the Angels is a necessary one, as he’s the intermediary between them and the big boss, but it’s hard for people to grasp the reasoning for three of the same character. ScreenRant notes that this version explores the global reach of Charlie’s Angels as an organization, so maybe that has something to do with it?
It’s a remake, and some people generally HATE remakes
In a world … Where remakes and reboots are a trend, it takes a lot to make one stand out from the rest of the pack. In the past six to eight months, we’ve been given movies like A Star is Born, Aladdin, Men in Black, Pet Sematary, and What Men Want. Some have done well in spite of early hate, capitalizing on nostalgia and well-crafted storytelling.
This new Charlie’s Angels has a new flavor but is not a total makeover, so the idea that Hollywood is recycling another franchise rubs some people the wrong way. For that reason, they’ll either skip this one altogether or wait until it leaves theaters to watch it.
If there’s one thing that fans are excited for with Charlie’s Angels, it’s the soundtrack. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey teamed up to do a debut single for the film. On top of that, Grande let everyone know that she was an executive producer for the entire soundtrack. Fans could wind up liking this movie after all.