The trailer for the sequel to The Craft is here and we have some thoughts. The Craft: Legacy directed by Zoe Lister-Jones is supposed to be a sequel to the 1996 film, but I don’t even know if I would call it that.
Take a look at the trailer below.
I’m sorry to say I’m not that impressed by this at all. I mean, I was already on the fence about it from the moment I heard a reboot was happening. Because Douglas Wick one of the producers of the original film was behind it, I decided to trust it. I figured it would be in good hands. After all, he very well knows the original film is a classic.
After watching the trailer, I realized I should trust my instincts. The Craft didn’t need to be touched. And this trailer proved why. My love for the original film runs deep. It’s one of me and my sisters favorite films. We know every single line and even though we own a copy, we watch it every time it comes on.
Call me a reboot/sequel snob if you want but, doesn’t anyone have an original idea anymore? I mean, we have a remake of She’s All That in the works, they’re trying to do something with Clueless again, I could go on. Haven’t people heard the saying “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it?”.
I tried, I really tried to like the trailer but I just cringed my way through it. There were just lots of moments that didn’t work for me. When they said Nancy’s (Fairuza Balk) classic line “We are the weirdos, mister” it really killed it for me. It just felt so awkward.
Call me crazy but don’t sequels generally involve the original cast? Considering the title is The Craft: Legacy, that would lead you to believe that one or more of the girls would be related to one of the original cast members. I didn’t see any familiar faces except for that moment when Cailee Spaeny’s character Hannah looks at an old photo of Nancy. Other than that, nothing. I would have expected maybe they would pop up as like the girls moms or something. For instance Robin Tunney the actress who played the lead, Sarah, in the original could have been Hannah’s mom. That’s just where my head was at. I find myself wondering if any of the original actresses were approached to appear in the sequel at all.
All of the actors seem talented enough but this whole thing just does not work for me. I don’t know, maybe I need to see another trailer because right now, I plan on skipping this film before it even releases.
What are your thoughts on the trailer for The Craft: Legacy? Tell us in the comments.