The Craft: Legacy Review


Good Morning Lovelies, 

The Craft has been a film that has long since become a cult classic. Yet, its follow up, The Craft: Legacy, fails to hit a similar mark in doing so. Out today on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally, the feature is a bewitching one, but whether you love it as much as the first, is all down to the spell it casts. 

Actor-turned-director Zoe Lister-Jones, has taken the concept of the 1996 classic and given Cailee Spaeny’s character Lily, a new reality that sees her bonding with a coven of witches during her first day at a new school. One that is filled with personal jokes. Whilst the feature seems to be just as fun, especially with its magic moments, there is a lot within the script that reflects both good and bad elements.

The characters feel very much the same within the story, however, none of them seem to have an everlasting connection like those on screen before do. This all comes down to the writing within the script flowing away from the characters and the stories they have to tell. Many of which could have brought a lot of interest to the story as a whole. Though it is never built upon. 

There is this feeling throughout in fact. Especially with the ideas and the developments regarding the magic and witchcraft that should be casting spells after spells on all of us as viewers. But it never matches up to the dark arts that the first film gives us. Instead it plays off like a Mean Girls feature, just without the fun. 

Whilst The Craft managed to bring a new hope to the world of cult films, The Craft: Legacy just doesn’t bring enough power with it to do so. There are endless elements of fun and some similarities, but there is simply no matching up to its predecessor. A sad fact. Yet, it will bring some joy to new or fans of the cult one if looking to reconnect with that magical female power led film. 

3 Stars

Joey X

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