The Craft: legacy

Upon hearing they were making another craft movie I think we were all like ,” nah we don’t really need it”. After seeing the trailer, I think alot of us were still like eh either way. The trailer looked extremely watered down, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt that the movie didn’t want to give too much away. After watching the movie, I can honestly say the trailer was better and extremely misleading. The movie never makes up its mind whether it wants to be a remake or reboot and just completely falls short. The story follows lilly and her mom, who moves to live with moms new strange boyfriend. Right off the bat stepdad is giving creepy vibes, then enters his 3 sons who all have Bible names. So you can honestly see where this might go. Stepdad is super strict and creepy , and just gives you over all wrong vibes. Lilly starts school and after having a heavy ass flow on the classroom floor, meets the other 3 witches.

The problem with this film is that, unlike the original there are NOT character issues. Besides lilly and the stepdad, none of the other girls have any issues or a real story line. Lourdes , who’s played by trans actress zoey luna barley has any lines! And I felt from the teaser and the promo photos and the way the actress talked about lourdes ,that she was gonna be the main antagonist and the witch who would get out of control. She never did. Which upset me, she could’ve done so much more with her character,had they written her better. Tabby played by lovie Simone is the only black character, following the original. And has ZERO STORYLINE. Other than being the gorgeous token black girl. She had a moment when they were playing a game and she wished she had more black friends, but that was it. Another character that they could have done so much with and they didn’t. Gideon Adlon who plays adorable word vomit frankie, had the most memorable moments of the coven, but her jokes often fell flat and we’re too dry. They also could’ve done more with her character, but they didn’t. The ending with the main fight, was LACKLUSTER and I saw it coming from miles away.

Going into this movie not connecting it with the previous the craft and it’s a decent cute movie. Which I don’t think is what they were going for. Going into the movie comparing it to the craft original and you will be highly disappointed.

They could have made it so much darker and gave these characters more depth. But they made a disney version instead . It was cute but not what I expected. I give it a 3/5.

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