Elizabeth Banks Defends “Charlie’s Angels” By Taking On Spider-Man

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 07: Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott attend a photocall for “Charlie’s Angels” at the Whitby Hotel on November 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)

Recently the new film based off the 1970’s television show, “Charlie’s Angels“, was released and has not been getting much traction. Earning around only $8 million as of Friday night, the film directed by Elizabeth Banks (director of Pitch Perfect 2) isn’t really being seen as going anywhere.

Banks decided to defend the film and pointed out its reboot history and franchise material.

Banks told WSJ Magazine, “You’ve had 37 Spider-Man movies and you’re not complaining!” Banks says. “I think women are allowed to have one or two action franchises every 17 years — I feel totally fine with that.

With the two films in the early 2000’s and the 1970’s show, Banks is right considering the franchise as rather tame compared to the likes of other action hero franchises. We have seen 4 different Spider-Mans grace the big screen. From the Sam Raimi films to the Andrew Garfield to “Into the Spider-verse” to Tom Holland. That’s a combination of 10 Spider-man film from the start of 2000 to 2020. With “Charlie’s Angels” the television show ran from 1976 to 1981 and got its first film in 2000, that was 19 years until the series had been rebooted. Not to mention the second film in 2003, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle“, that also makes it 16 years until the series showed up again.

What are your thoughts on the argument about the new “Charlie’s Angels”? The film has garnered some pretty decent reviews and has even been called
the fresh and funny relaunch the franchise needed” by Comicbook.com.

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