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Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby ctaulbee » Nov Sat 23, 2019 12:04 am

Elizabeth Banks defends reboot after disastrous box office performance

Elizabeth Banks – the writer, director, producer and star of the Charlie’s Angels reboot – has defended the film after its disastrous opening weekend at the US box office.

The action-comedy, which revived the franchise with actors Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, opened to a dismal $8 million in its first three days of release. The film cost a reported $48 million to produce.

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“Well, if you’re going to have a flop,” wrote Banks on Twitter, “make sure your name is on it at least 4x. I’m proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it’s in the world.”

The film performed so badly that Sony is reportedly pulling back on its promotion.

So far it's pulled in a total of 12 million I guess they are lucky they did not put much money into making it. Daily ticket sales are falling fast so it’s unlikely the movie will make up its $48 million budget anytime soon.

This despite a relatively positive initial critical reception the film sits at a 59% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes today.

Elizabeth Banks, who directed the film and co-stars as Bosley, suggested to The Herald Sun ahead of her movie’s release that there was a lot riding on its financial success: “Look, people have to buy tickets to this movie, too. This movie has to make money. If this movie doesn’t make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don’t go see women do action movies.”

It’s hard to see her perspective given that Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman — both films made by women, about women — recently had massive success at the box office.

But, Banks seemed to preemptively counter this argument in her interview, saying that Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman are successful because they’re still a part of a “male genre.”

Which is just stupid and one more example of why blondes have a reputation for being dumb.

Still, preemptively suggesting that a bad return on investment for her movie would be due to men not wanting to see women in lead roles feels a bit myopic. This version of Charlie’s Angels is a reboot of a movie that what was essentially a reboot of a television series. The 2000 film version had three big stars — Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore — as its leads. It utilized a heavy promotional campaign and leaned into the male gaze even if that wasn’t the message the story was sending. It was also very much a movie of its time. It had slick direction, ironic humor and an over-the-top style, to the point that it almost felt like a satire. All of which led it to become the 12th highest-grossing film of that year.

I guess the other possibility that Banks might not be that great of a visionary filmmaker would have to be considered. In addition there is the notable lack of star power too, I mean Kristen Stewart is as high-wattage as the film gets, and given her Twilight audience has moved on to other things, and her new arthouse fans are unlikely to find much appeal from a studio reboot...

Plus I have previously said she was a very poor choice and not a very Bank-able star.


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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby VincentLupo » Nov Sat 23, 2019 3:05 am

Not too surprising.
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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby alienmem » Nov Sat 23, 2019 3:42 pm

The film has no appeal at all. This is not cinema. It's what Martin Scorsese calls something related to an amusement park. people need good movies for people to go back to the theatres.

All that Hollywood makes is crap.
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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby chouette » Nov Sat 23, 2019 7:27 pm

It was a big flop from the very beginning. Elizabeth Banks should quit directing, she sucks at it! lol

Like you and 99.5% of the population, I'm always hoping they STOP casting Kristen Stewart.


ctaulbee wrote:Which is just stupid and one more example of why blondes have a reputation for being dumb.

Kristen Stewart is as high-wattage as the film gets... Plus I have previously said she was a very poor choice and not a very Bank-able star.


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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby ctaulbee » Nov Sat 23, 2019 7:54 pm

Their premise is just laughable, the old versions focused on fluff, pretty women using their gifts to manipulate men to do what they wanted.

It worked and was successful.

In the new days of "gender equality" the thinking is a 110 pound woman can sling a pissed off 285 pound man through a plate glass window via sheer strength alone because to think otherwise is simply wrong based on bias not logic and that friends is beyond ridiculous, pure fantasy.

I guess it's like everything else they tell us over and over in hopes we will forget what we know to be actual facts, ie they think if they show us enough times in film, we will suddenly believe the impossible and just accept it based on being shown and without thinking.

The whole overly "politically correct" focused thinking Hollywood is obsessed with these days will ultimately be their undoing in the end.

Like in this instance, they are so desperate for women to be allowed to make films, that they will let someone like Ms Banks who is beyond useless try, in spite of her clear lack of ability simply because she is female.

It's a recipe for failure, no different than other things.

For example if you had a brain bleed and given a choice between using a male surgeon with years of experience and a success record second to none do the operation or would you allow a fresh out of med school unproven surgeon who happens to be a female do it simply because she is a woman.

That's literally where we are these days, it's no wonder patients (or films) are dying.


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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby alienmem » Nov Sun 24, 2019 10:53 am

Yeah Curt. They made a male Charlie's Angels where women feel empowered by kicking a guy's ass.
The result: Flop.

We have to admit the differenes. Women are not men nor men are women.

A women is not generally physically strong or agile like a man. It's a fact.
Women are beautiful, sensitive, powerful but in their own way.

All this meetoo bullshit is insane.
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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby bankska22 » Nov Sun 24, 2019 12:42 pm

All true but I will give it a try. Critics tend to hate on stuff before even seeing the films they discuss. It has action so I'm in. Then, I will decide ya or na. lol
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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby chouette » Nov Sun 24, 2019 7:08 pm

IMDb has over 9,000 individuals saying a big fat “na” and it’s sitting pretty at a 3.9 rating. I’m looking forward to your feedback once you have watched it Kev, lol
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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby bankska22 » Nov Mon 25, 2019 10:01 pm

Will do though I'm not picky. Folks just hate Miss Twilight!! lol
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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby ctaulbee » Nov Tue 26, 2019 1:16 am

bankska22 wrote:Folks just hate Miss Twilight!! lol


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Re: Charlie’s Angels A Big Flop

Postby bankska22 » Nov Wed 27, 2019 1:55 am

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