Absolutely loved this film! But then I'm a big Charlie's Angels fan... unfortunately many who haven't even seen it nor will probubly are already down on it because it contains positive messages for young women... well, DUH. It's CHARLIE'S ANGELS!!!
It's about young, smart, courageous, adventurous young women and always has been! Don't let the naysayers get you down, it's a well written, well directed, fun, thought provoking film that has just as much style, glamour and sexiness as the Original TV Series, Barrymore Films and even James Bond!
To me the Angels were the flipside to Bond, there were a lot of Detective and Spy shows out there but extremly few that depicted intelligent, skilled, strong willed women - The Bionic Woman, Remington Steele, The Avengers TV show and Charlie's Angels were pretty much it and the reason why they are all among my favorite series... female adventure characters with both style, sophistication and brains are hard to come by unfortunately... but Charlie's Angels has always been a hallmark of all of those things where women can be all at once sexy, confidant, smart and independant.
What's wonderful about the new film is that it takes the Angels to their logical modern level by making the Townsand Agency an international organization with plenty of Agents and Handlers worldwide, the film brings the whole Charlie's Angels Universe together and explains why we have different Bosleys between the shows and films... it's like a Rank Level or Codename for the Handlers which I thought was quite clever to explain the different Bosleys we've seen over the years.
My only criticism of the film which is really just a personal nitpick is that Patrick Stewart plays John Bosley from the show and in my opinion they should've left the original Bosley alone... you'll see what I mean when you watch it.
I didn't mind Stewart being 'a ' Bosley, just not THE Bosley, I mean if you're going to have different Bosleys anyway why make another actor the same one!? That was the ONLY part that made no sense to me as a longtime Fan. They also state that Patrick Stewart was the Bill Murrey version too (again supposed to be the original.) I just wish that David Doyle who played John Bosley in the Original Series was left alone.
Besides that it's awesome and has everything you remember and love about Charlie's Angels for sure with some added dimension - I won't spoil everything here but many things make sense and are explained including why John Forsithe, the original voice of Charlie isn't around this time either (or is around I should say but in a different way), tho I am very happy he was in the Barrymore Films.
In any event if you're a Fan or recent follower to the world of Charlie's Angels you should love it, if not then you probubly won't see it anyway.
I'll definetly be getting the 4K UHD of this, I already have the 4K of the first Barrymore film and plan on getting the Millcreek Complete Series of the show on Blu very soon. That just leaves Sony to release Full Throttle on 4K UHD to finish it all off and I'm praying to the Angels above that will happen very soon.
One quick word on the box office, unfortunately the new film isn't doing very well, I hope it makes enough for a sequel or two as it would be a shame this is all we get for the current era but the way I see it at least we now have a full Charlie's Angels Trilogy where we didn't before... Charlie's Angels 2000, Charlie's Angels Full Throttle and Charlie's Angels 2019 which is another reason why I'm very happy this new film both explains and ties together all previous versions into one cohesive continuity.