Charlie’s Angels (2019): Artistic and Commercial Flop

As expected, Sony’s action comedy Charlie’s Angels bombed commercially with an uninspiring $8.6 million from 3,452 venues.

Was there need for yet another reboot of the old TV series?

Written and directed by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn, this Charlie’s Angels is the third installment in the Charlie’s Angels film series.

It was meant to serve as a continuation of the story that began with the TV series by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and the two previous theatrical films, Charlie’s Angels (2000) and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003).

The film stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as the new generation of Angels who are working for a private detective agency under leader Charlie Townsend. B

Banks and Djimon Hounsou also star as Charlie’s assistants, known as Bosleys.

Patrick Stewart appears as John Bosley, Charlie’s first assistant, replacing Bill Murray, who had portrayed the role in the first film.

Other supporting roles are portrayed by Sam Claflin and Noah Centineo.

It is also the first installment to feature Robert Clotworthy as the voice of Charlie.  Clotworthy replaces John Forsythe, who had voiced the character since the TV series, after Forsythe’s death in 2010.