Girl power: “Charlie’s Angels” movie review

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Whether on the big screen or on your own screen as the original TV show, “Charlie’s Angels” provides themes of friendship and the strength of women. The more original 2000s movie featured three of some of the biggest female stars in the movie industry including Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. Both in the film and in today’s society, they prove that women can be just as strong as any man in their line of work. The new 2019 film, featuring Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinski showcases these ideals but hint that women are better spies because they can fly under the radar more easily than men. Although the movie didn’t meet the standards of the original, it had unexpected twists and turns. Its unpredictability kept people on their toes, trying to figure out who the real villain was. 

If you’re not a fan of spoilers, turn back now. 

The movie begins with Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) at dinner with a wealthy man. He tries to convince her to stay with him as his lifelong arm candy. As she beats him and his guards up, the original Bosley (assistant to Charlie) joins the angels to “clean up” the mess. He has provided for the global expansion of “Angels.” He wants to retire, though, and that’s when things go south. Because producer Elizabeth Banks wanted to showcase the idea of girl power, she inserts herself as the replacement Bosley. 

Throughout the movie, Banks shows that men full of greed will do just about anything to expand their power, even going as far as killing someone. The audience faces many moments throughout the movie that make them empathize with the main characters and despise businessmen. The mission first began because men wanted to spread technology to kill others. Because of today’s society, where many often see men in the limelight, the movie provides an important message that women don’t need to hide behind men. 

This movie doesn’t just appeal to women but also appeals to people not confident in themselves. The women in the movie continued their trek  after facing many tragedies, sometimes even finding humor in them. The movie provides a message that if you stand up for yourself, you will get more out of life.

Alyssa Herzbrun, a senior at American Heritage, is in her third year of newspaper. She currently edits the opinion section of the newspaper and is a Co-Assistant Editor-in-Chief. On the weekends, Alyssa loves to volunteer at places like Broward Outreach Center, Ronald McDonald House and Feeding South Florida. Alyssa is an avid reader. Over the summer she read a book every day but school is interfering with her reading streak. She also loves to clog (not the toilet but the dance). Alyssa is looking for a great year and hopes to meet many opinionated people.

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