And now, the begrudging compliments.
Fine Angie. Yes. You look pretty spectacular, even though this is demonstrating the usual, somewhat dull (on anyone else, that is) Jolie aesthetic, which can be summed up thusly: black. But this particular poledance gives her (and her co-star) the rare opportunity to seriously indulge in their limited style choices while passing them off as character and genre-appropriate. In other words, Angie always dressed a little witchy, just like Elle always dressed a little princessy. They only really had to default to their go-to getups in order to sell this movie, but to her credit and Elle’s, they’ve both turned the dials up to eleven. Sure, it’s a simple black dress and pumps (with a weird boob horn, it has to be said), but she’s impeccably put together. She may not be taking risks, but she’s doing the best possible Angelina Jolie she can. Can’t fault that.
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