The Craft: Legacy
The Craft: Legacy is a 2020 horror film. It is a sequel/soft reboot of the 1996 film The Craft.
A group of high school students form a coven of witches.
Why It Sucks
- Like Black Christmas (2019), the movie tries really hard to be "woke", particularly in the movie's final act:
- The characters frequently drop SJW buzzwords.
- The main villain of the movie is an unsubtle misogynist who murders a bisexual boy for being "weak". Beyond that, he has no real depth.
- There's a rather bizarre scene where the girls use their magic on a bully, and he suddenly becomes "woke".
- There's a lot of plot points that appear to be ripped from the 2019 Black Christmas film.
- Unlike the original movie, the characters here are all bland and have no real development. We never really know any of their backstory, so we can't really care about them.
- Also unlike the original movie, there's not much magic used.
- The movie feels really rushed:
- There are loads of plot holes and things that are just never really explained.
- A number of subplots are brought up and then never resolved.
- For a horror movie, there's not much scary, and it feels more like a teen drama.
- Cheap and unconvincing special effects.
- Overall, the movie just lacks the tone and cult charm of the original film.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- Fairuza Balk makes a cameo at the end playing Nancy from the original film.
Reviews were mixed to negative, with a 47% critic rating and 32% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.