This fun reboot (sort of) of a popular franchise gets 4-Icees from this reviewer. I know that may be higher than you are seeing from some, but I enjoyed myself while watching this movie and really… isn’t that why we go to the movies? If you like girl-power movies, I think you’ll enjoy this. Is it campy? Yes. Is it absolutely the best action movie you’ll ever see? No. But it’s fun and has just enough twists to keep you guessing. The best advice I could give would be to ignore your inner critic and just sit back and enjoy…
Surprisingly, the actress I most enjoyed in this movie was Kristen Stewart. Perhaps that’s because she isn’t playing a brooding teenager, or a brooding Snow White, or a brooding…. well, you get the idea. In this movie, she’s upbeat and really, really funny. Throw in Naomi Scott (Aladdin) and the tall and combat-trained Ella Balinska and you have a trio of ladies that are capable of just about anything. Oh yeah, let’s not forget Elizabeth Banks (still rocking it at 45) who also directed this movie!
It does have some violence, but it is closer to PG than PG-13.
Another thing that I liked is that this isn’t a true “reboot”, but you’ll understand what I mean when you watch the movie. If I were to tell you, that would qualify as a spoiler and I don’t do that.
The movie can be a tad slow at times but makes up for it with good fight scenes and funny one-liners. I really hope that this does well enough at the theaters to get a sequel.
There are some scenes during the credits but nothing afterwards.