Charlie’s Angeles Trailer: Where’s The Fun Ladies?
You’ve probably seen it. The first official trailer for Charlie’s Angels. Yup. That one. The Elizabeth Banks directed (and written) action comedy that also serves as a standalone sequel of both the original series and previous films, and is the third installment in the Charlie’s Angels film series.
Sounds confusing? It is, and the trailer is not looking any better in that department. In fact, the trailer is… In the words of Scott Pilgrim… BORIIIIING! DE-LE-TE!
Seriously. The trailer is three minutes of Kristen Stewart pretending to have a charisma to pull off (and carry on her tiny shoulders) a comedy movie of this size. Oh, boy. I can only imagine what the rest of the movie watching experience is going to be like. The casting for the most part is fine and I’m genially a fan on some of the actors that are in the movie. Like Sir Patrick Stewart, like Djimon Hounsou and even Jonathan Tucker one of the most underrated actors in my opinion. I’m also fan of Naomi Harris and I’m really happy seeing her in female centered movies. This is obviously a movie with plenty of feminist undertones and much like with the previous Charlie’s Angels the female empowerment is going to be a central theme too. But here’s my beef with the movie, judging from the inspirational and boring trailer.
First and foremost, the choice of music in the trailer was appalling. My ears still hurt, some 15 minutes after watching the trailer. Oh, and I had to watch it two times just to soak up the terrible lines and cringe at pretty much everything else.
Secondly what ever happened to the fun and not taking thy self seriously? Something that the previous movies did perfectly? What ever happened to the fun, humor and the silliness? I’m a child of the 90’s and the McG movies were the ones that I grew up with, and for the record, as flawed they really were, I can safely bet that are going to have a Citizen Kane merit of quality, when compared with this movie. And I know most of the sexist misogynistic trolls are going to have big problems with the rest of the female characters, and the themes, and the female director and you know… the female everything but I don’t care. They’re going to have to deal with it.
I’m here to demand the humor in this quasi reboot/sequel. And no, I’m not talking about the humor that should be written and found in the lines. I’m talking about the style of creating comedy and especially action comedy movies that is clearly dying. Everyone keeps standing (or sitting) in circles and the formerly visual fun is now reduced to semi-interesting lines that should provoke a chuckle in all of us in the audience. It’s just lazy film-making, and it’s not even worth worth watching it. What ever happened to the fun? This entire trailer was devoid of fun, charisma and charm and I’m not that optimistic about the upcoming movie. Lord, I hope the movie is better than this awful trailer.
Time will tell, but so far I’m not that impressed.
Charlie’s Angeles opens November 15th.