‘The Craft: Legacy’ Review: More Dull Carbon Copy Than Cult Classic

‘The Craft: Legacy’ Review: More Dull Carbon Copy Than Cult Classic

The New York Times-Arts·2020-10-28 04:00

The long-awaited follow-up to the 1996 cult classic “The Craft” recalls its iconic predecessor in many ways. Just like before, a newcomer at a high school completes a foursome of teen girls who learn to harness their witchy powers. It hasn’t lost the levitation game “light as a feather,” the ominous snakes or the famous line; “We’re the weirdos, mister,” though it’s recontextualized for a climactic moment. When the new girl, Lily (Cailee Spaeny), and her mom (Michelle Monaghan) sing along to Alanis Morissette’s “Hand in My Pocket,” the needle drop will make you wonder if this version takes place in the mid-’90s too.

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