#TheCraft and #AfterWeCollidedMovie – VOD Reviews

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The Craft: Legacy – Review

The Craft: Legacy – Budget Unknown – 1 hour and 37 minutes

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Eunice and her daughter, Lily, drive across town to move in with Eunice’s fiancé, Adam, and Adam’s three sons, Isaiah, Jacob, and Abe.  Lily keeps an old polaroid to document moments of her life (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  At her new school, she tries to remain invisible, but she gets her first period in class and bleeds onto the floor.  Timmy points it out, and her classmates ridicule her.  She goes to the bathroom and cries. Then she hears a knock on the stall door.  It’s Frankie, Tabby, and Lourdes. Tabby offers Lily a pair of shorts, and they tell her Timmy makes everyone cry.  They coax Lily out of the bathroom and to the cafeteria.  They see Lily’s necklace has the symbol of the four corners, and they ask Lily to hang out with them in school and after.  The next day, Lily keeps her head down, but Timmy whispers something in her ear.  When he touches her, she puts her hand up, and Timmy flies across the hall and hits the lockers.  Timmy and Lily get detention, and Tabby, Frankie, and Lourdes see it all.  In school detention, Lily hears a voice telling her to grab her things and asks to go to the bathroom if she hears the voice in her mind.  She asks for permission to leave, and outside the room, Tabby, Frankie, and Lourdes all cheer.  Lily is their 4th.  Now, they can call the corners and have actual powers.  They will be able to move objects with their mind, read each other’s thoughts, and shapeshift.  But first, they have to go to the woods and bless their coven.  As they call the corners, they stop time, and their coven is blessed.  With their newfound powers, the quartet decides to get revenge on Timmy.  They break into his home and cast a spell to make him more sensitive.  But they promise not to do anything else because putting him under two spells can be dangerous.  As the girls grow into their powers, one goes too far, and someone dies.  Now, they have to bind the witch before she can do more harm.   

Sequel to The Craft, this film has a lot of subtle references to the first movie without rehashing it (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  It’s not a retelling of the story but a continuation.  It does help to see the first to understand the twist coming in this film.  They took the things fans loved about The Craft and mixed in some Charmed to create a new story.  However, it still brings home the message of respect, sisterhood, and abuse of power.  These lessons come to a 21st-century audience with ease.  It may be too much for tweens, but enough for older teens.  If you are comfortable with letting your child watch the first movie, the second will be acceptable.  

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

That would imply that I had old friend – Lily

It was a test to see if your antennas are up – Tabby

Will you be our 4th – Frankie

Don’t judge, She’s a Twilight Stan  – Lourdes

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After We Collided – Review

After We Collided – Budget of $14 million+ – 1 hour and 37 minutes

Please Note: This a review of the movie only, not the movie compared to the book

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One month after their breakup, Tessa starts an internship at Vance Publishing, and Hardin gets a new tattoo.  On her first day, she has an awkward run-in with Trevor, from the finance department, in the elevator.  Kimberly tries to introduce Tessa to the boss, Vance, but he’s on a conference call and pissed off.  Tessa gets settled and gets her first assignment.  She has to read at least three manuscripts a day and give her opinion on them.  Tessa accidentally spends the night at work, and Vance wakes her up.  She impresses him with her initiative, and he tells her to get her things and follow him.  Vance directs her to a van and tells her to go get in.  Inside, Kimberly and Trevor wait for her.  They head to a conference where a potential investor is.  After a long night of schmoozing and drinking, Tessa drunk dials Hardin and gives him a piece of her mind, then head to her hotel with Trevor.  Hardin pinpoints her location and heads to Tessa’s hotel.  When Hardin arrives, he finds Tessa and a pantless Trevor.  Frustrated, Hardin kicks Trevor out and starts arguing with Tessa. In a few moments, they are in bed together.  With Hardin’s mom coming to town, a relapse, and a car accident, fate will test Tessa’s trust and Hardin’s patience.  

Based on the novel After We Collided and the sequel to After, this installment feels like a second book, for example New Moon or Fifty Shades Darker (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  The author used this book to create a bigger story and introduce a romantic rival.  And it leaves on a cliffhanger like those books.  You know more is to come.  Of course, book lovers will find issues between the book and the movie, but it’s still enjoyable and provides plenty of drama.  For new viewers, it offers a recap of the first movie.  So you can skip it if you would like.  This film isn’t a movie for young kids or tweens, but older teens will enjoy it.  But parents, be ready to discuss toxic relationships and codependency.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

Yes, she makes quite the impression – Trevor

Well, I hate you already – Tessa

I like the pain – Hardin

So you’re just gonna run away with you do with everything – Landon

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