Today I will be reviewing The Craft Legacy I was way too excited for this to become a thing. One thing I will say The Craft is very much a 90s film and from a fair number of reviews I’ve seen people basically wanted the old movie rehashing. Like why? In this post I am going to be using poster images I have found through google I do not own any rights and am using the image purely for review purposes (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).
This is very much a modern day take on the craft and I think if it was for the film from the 90s now being classed as a cult classic it would have stood a much better chance at the box office and with reviews. The movie pours a number of difficulties teenagers and young adults are going through in society today and was very thought out and *crafted* well into the plot.
Personally, I was more excited about jumping back into the world of The Craft and anyone needs a fourth hit me up. Yes, this film is set in the same universe and has some easter eggs from the first film, but I think you can watch it as a standalone and things will still make sense.
The continuation of the story, rather than a remake expected by many (yes, it’s the last time I’m going to being that up I promise) Zoe Lister-Jones gives the film a full 2020 spin, highlighting the importance of embracing intersectional female power while being aware of the dangers of toxic masculinity.
One message I took more from this film than its predecessor and that is women can be powerful too and are stronger together, than against their fellow sisters. The social commentary was refreshing. I also appreciate the unique perspective of witchcraft and darker aspects in this film it wasn't super predictable aesthetic wise by copying its big sister.
I think this film is worth a watch and not only if you have seen the orginal movie, just give it chance.