Elena Houghlin is an engineer and programmer for Alexander Brock who assisted in the invention of Calisto, a sustainable energy source that will change the way the world uses power. However, still in the early phases of development, the prototypes are dangerous and when she finds that Peter Fleming, Brock’s head of development, is covering up the dangerous potential the devices have, Elena is determined to expose him.
She meets with the Townsend Agency to share her findings, but an assassin quickly puts an end to the meeting by killing the Agency Representative, Edgar, and leaving Elena to drown. However, Elena is saved by the late Edgar’s protege, Jane Kano. Jane brings Elena to meet up with their partner, Sabina Wilson, and the three unite with intentions to handle the situation as a team.
The three women, directed by Rebekah Bosley, the Townsend Agency operative, break into Brock’s corporate headquarters to remove the Calisto prototypes before they can be used or duplicated. Except when they finally get in, they find that all the prototypes but one are already gone, and are forced to use the last one to escape. They identify Peter Fleming as the thief and track him to Istanbul to find what he is doing with the Calisto prototypes.
A beloved classic brought back to life, this Charlie’s Angels reboot wouldn’t be the same without some stunning women donning shimmery evening gowns and deadly pumps, throwing high kicks and deft punches in their attempt to save the world from some evil men. This brisk and silly movie had quite the reputation to live up to, and unfortunately, many fans don’t think it made the cut. While well-intentioned, it lacked the complexity and nuance that made the original movies so intriguing. All charisma is staunched by a series of repetitive action sequences and pandering themes. Not to mention that the writing was weak, and the plot was stale.
Most people found the movie just plain boring. Fans report falling asleep in the theatre because the film was so unengaging. Many complained that the women lacked the essential chemistry it takes to draw the audience in and invest them in the stakes of the situation. Each character seemed to be living their own experience, not working together as a team. No wit. No charm. Made worse, perhaps, by the dull dialogue, the acting was unsympathetic and lacking authenticity. Even the editing is reportedly kind of choppy at certain points. Overall, this movie did not receive the welcome into the cinematic world that was expected.