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The ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot gets a goofy first trailer

Charlie's Angels
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Hey, did you know it’s been sixteen years since Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle totally destroyed that nascent franchise? We still have memories of the MTV Movie Awards that year, where, in a fun bit of spon-con, Demi Moore presented the award for Best Male Performance to Eminem. A real passing of the torch, though we’re still waiting for that Shady-led Indecent Proposal remake. Anyways, Sony’s not content to let a brand name die out when it can still make neurons fire in the minds of Boomers everywhere, so we’ve got another Charlie’s Angels movie on the way. But this time it stars Kristen Stewart, so we guess it’ll be pretty interesting, at least from how this first trailer looks. Cool!

Take a look:

Real talk: This doesn’t look terrible, though it does look like it could have come out back in 2003 anyways. That’s just how an Elizabeth Banks-directed feature rolls, we guess (and we are absolutely stunned that Rebel Wilson isn’t in this). We’ll always be here for K-Stew, and it’s nice to see her do something approaching comedy once again, but we hope this finds whatever audience it’s aiming for and pleases them. And besides, it’s going to be super funny when that soundtrack — featuring new songs from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey — winds up selling so many copies that our descendants will be using them as coasters in whatever global warming-ravaged planet we’ve left them.

Here’s a synopsis:

“Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie’s Angels take flight. In Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.”

Charlie’s Angels hits theaters on November 15.