Hollywood is all about reboots and sequels. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. That’s the nature of filmmaking and the free market, in general.
One of those films that really didn’t work hit theaters this weekend: Charlie’s Angels.
Based on the popular 70s TV show, the reboot stars Kristen Stewart saving the world alongside her two fellow female crime fighters.
But it appears that not many people were all that interested in seeing Kristen Stewart take orders from Bosley. The film only managed to bring in $8.6 million, good enough for third. The film cost nearly $50 million to make.
However, the film’s writer, director and one of its stars may know why the film flopped so, so hard: Men.
She actually said this: “Look, people have to buy tickets to this movie, too. This movie has to make money,” she said. “If this movie doesn’t make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don’t go see women do action movies.”
What about “Wonder Woman,” “Atomic Blonde” and the “Kill Bill” films? All of those female-centered action films made money.
Yes, men are responsible because you wrote, directed and starred in a terrible film.
Seriously, anyone with a pair of eyes could tell this was going to be absolutely terrible.