The first trailer for the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot is full of wigs & shenanigans

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The original Charlie’s Angels show was before my time, but I understand what a cultural touchstone moment that way for many people in the 1970s. My generation’s Charlie’s Angels were Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. They made two of those films, both produced by Drew’s company, and they were very stupid and entertaining. Looking back on them, it was just nice to see pretty women do cool stunts and dress up in costumes. And now a new generation will get that. Here’s the first trailer for the Millennials’ Charlie’s Angels, starring Kristen Stewart’s wigs, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the Angels, and Elizabeth Banks as Bosley, the go-between for Charlie and his Angels.

The biggest thing for me is that the Ariana Grande’s singing really isn’t selling the trailer or the film. I like Ari, but seriously, they should have just asked Beyonce to do ANOTHER Charlie’s Angels song because Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women” is now synonymous with the franchise at this point. As for the action-adventure-silliness… it looks fine. I think it will probably sell to teenage girls, maybe? I’m very amused by how Kristen Stewart seemed to really buy in to this concept – that she was going to be an Angel, she was going to wear wigs and wear cool costumes and get to be silly and sexy and all that. Will you go see this? I would rent it.

Also: it’s great that this trailer came out during Pride Month!!

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Photos courtesy of Charlie’s Angels.

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  1. Leah says:

    Wow, I’m shocked to see such range from Stewart in the trailer…good for her.

    And I think the song in the trailer severely lacks in quality. Ariana is understated, even muted in the song, which anyone who knows anything about using music to sell a trailer, you use the very best to sing the very best-this song is crap. C’mon, the James Bond people, even the Twilight people knew this…

  2. ew says:

    it’s ariana, miley and lana on the song just fyi

  3. ChillyWilly says:

    It doesnt look as good as the Drew/Lucy/Cameron movies to me but it doesn’t look awful either. Also, I don’t care what anyone says, K Stew is sexy AF and I find her mesmerizing on screen.

    • Embee says:

      Agree with you re Kristen – she is MESMERIZING to me!

    • huckle says:

      I totally agree with you about KStew!

    • geekychick says:

      I have to admit that, except in Twilight, I always found her mesmerizing on screen, but here she looks like she was made for the role. She looks like she’s having so much fun!
      She actually reminds me how I used to fantasize about being this kind of bada** spy/something while growing up-she looks exactly how I thought I’d enjoy in it!

    • Wilma says:

      She is very sexy!

    • Tris says:

      Wow – it’s that wild? I find her the very least sexy or fun or bright person on the planet. She is sooo wooden and expressionless.

    • Dhavynia says:

      The first scene with KS reminds me of the Mr & Mrs Smith hotel scene with Angelina Jolie

  4. perplexed says:

    This doesn’t look bad…

    Kristen Stewart’s acting seems better here.

  5. Cee says:

    Isn’t this more for centennials? Because I’m a millenial and watched the Cameron Díaz, Lucy Liu and Drew B franchise at the movies lol

    • Ann says:

      Yeah, I thought that too! I’m thirty one, which I’m pretty sure is a millennial, and I definitely watched the other remakes.

  6. Jemimaleopard says:

    I re-watched the Lucy Liu, My Girl Drew and Cameron D movies with my 11yo daughter recently and she loved them – think we’ll definitely go to see this! (Also I would imagine Queen Bey was asked about doing a song … right? And the request was probably turned down because of The Lion King?!)

  7. Patty says:

    The original Angels were women. The second group were too. I know that K-Stew is in her twenties but they look like high schoolers or college students doing cosplay. All I can think is did they recruited in middle school?

    • Mee says:

      Thank you! That’s what I kept thinking. Lucy and Cameron and Drew were women, in their 30s right? This is more 22 year olds. It doesn’t quite work. An older woman for Bosley I.e. Sela Ward.

      • Keessie says:

        Nope, Charlie’s Angels premiered in 2000, Drew Barrymore was 25 at the time. Cameron Diaz, 28 and Lucy Liu in her early thirties.

    • Jo says:

      I know! Elizabeth Banks is the only one in the photo who looks like she could kick ass.

  8. Powermoonchrystal says:

    I just came to say this is the most range I have seen from K.Stew. not because she cannot act, but her roles have rarely given her place to be fun and sexy. Nice to see her flex that muscle.

  9. PlayItAgain says:

    Kstew and Patrick Stewart were the only two I recognized. Kstew seems pretty much the same to me; snarky and mouth breathing. There’s just some wigs and stunts thrown in. Meh. I’m a pass.

    • Nicole76705 says:

      Agreed, I still can’t see past her as Bella. She looks good, but she’s the same person in every role.

  10. Deedee says:

    Ugh. Give me Kate Jackson, Jacquelyn Smith, and Farrah any day.

    • Megan Hurley says:

      I love the OGs, but also love CDiaz and Lucy Liu. These three, specially KStew… #NotMyAngels!

    • H says:

      Yes! While I like KStew, not sure if I’ll see this. The original Angels were the best. I couldn’t stand the Drew reboot.

  11. Case says:

    Nice to see Kristen Stewart showing her fun side. I think she’s a better actress than a lot of people think, she just tends to take roles that require a similar moodiness.

  12. Grant says:

    Oh Lord, rolling my eyes at this #NotMyAngels nonsense. Give these girls a chance. I’m sure people were coming for Lucy, Cameron, and Drew when it was announced that they were stepping into the Angels’ stilettos. I think the song sounds great too. It’s actually Ariana, Lana del Rey, and Miley Cyrus btw. I’m very excited for this flick!

    • TheBees says:


    • AryasMum says:

      I wasn’t interested in the Drew version, but I’m interested in this one.

    • geekychick says:

      I agree. They have multiple Batmans (and you’re allowed to love more than one version!), but we can’t love both newer versions of Charlie’s Angels? Or love one more, but also support the other?
      I LOVE the millenial version (I mean, I was the targeted demographic at the time:), but I’m kinda excited for this one also!
      To me, KStew actually works so good here, that now I’m totally interested.
      Woman director and a summer action blockbuster lead by women-we need more of those.

      • kellsbells82 says:

        Woman director and a summer action blockbuster lead by women-we need more of those.

        We do! But sadly this isn’t coming out until November. I think this looks goofy and fun and personally, I have room in my heart for all versions of Charlie’s Angels.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      I’m looking forward to it.

  13. thea says:

    i’m a millennial and my charlie’s angels were lucy, drew, and cameron.

    • MellyMel says:

      Was just about to type this same thing. I’m not understanding why so many things are being labeled as something for our generation when it’s clearly being marketed towards gen z.

    • Effeff says:

      I’m a millennial and I thought the drew version was a sexist-trope ridden mess, so maybe don’t try to speak for an entire generation of people?

  14. OriginalRose says:

    Yep I saw the Drew Barrymore ones at the cinemas when I was in my 20s and loved them…I think this looks great though and I kind of want to vote with my money because Elizabeth Banks directed it! So i want to support it

  15. Valiantly Varnished says:

    That song is TERRIBLE. It has no energy behind it.

  16. AryasMum says:

    I was a child with the original TV version, and my uncommon name became very popular due to the show. She was also my favorite character, lol.

  17. Nanea says:

    So looking forward to this!
    Several scenes were filmed in my hometown, I recognized a few locations in the trailer – and I was an extra for three days, so I’m curious to find out if I made it into the movie…

  18. Margareth says:

    Bad trailer

  19. tempest prognosticator says:

    Good gawd, Kristen is gorgeous.

  20. Guest says:

    Looks like a cw show

  21. minx says:

    Why do we even need another Charlie’s Angels?

  22. line says:

    I’m 21 I’m too young to have known the Charlie’s Angels series, so Drew’s Charlie’s Angels, Lucy and Cameron are more of my generation. So I do not see the need to do another reboot because the movies with Drew, Lucy and Cameron are getting good older.
    Then I think there is not a particular enthusiasm in the people of my generation for the Charlie’s Angels, because many of my friends saw the movies of angels only because of the actresses ( Cameron, Lucy and Drew). The spy film that I can not wait to seeing is 335 with Fan Bingbing, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o.

  23. Adrien says:

    Ella Balinska is so tall. Her mom is model and pastry chef, Lorraine Pascale.

  24. serena says:

    Honestly it looks fun, that’s all that’s asked of this movie.

  25. SAME-SAME says:

    Another craptacular film that passess for feminism in Hollywood. Instead of watching fluff like this or Wonder Woman check out Nicole Kidman in Destroyer! Now that’s what a strong female lead looks like.

  26. Angel says:

    I thought that I was going to hate every part of that, but I’m all in and love it! Even the song. Even lip biter herself. It looks fun, action-filled, and campy. Will definitely be watching this one when it comes on a streaming service, for sure.

    • Princess Caroline says:

      Omg, lip biter!!!!!! Lmao that’s what I call her to my best friend who knows I generally despise her ‘acting’ 😂

  27. Princess Caroline says:

    Oh hell yea, I’m in just for Elizabeth Banks but this looks fun. And this might be the first time I’ve ever been excited about K Stew in a movie 😂. I loved the originals and there’s no replacing Independent Women