Review of “The Craft”

Synopsis:  Four high school girls experiment with witchcraft.

“The Craft” is a visually stunning, wild ride of a movie.  It takes place in San Francisco and stars Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Faizura Balk and Rachel True.

Sarah (Robin Tunney) is new to Los Angeles, but not new to witchcraft.  In fact, she is a natural witch who was born with her powers.  One day, at her new high school, she meets 3 other students Nancy (Faizura Balk), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Bonnie (Neve Campbell).  They’re witches too and are looking for a 4th girl to complete their circle.  Sarah is the perfect fit.  Let the journey begin.

The performances were incredible, especially Faizura Balk’s.  She was convincingly twisted as the leader Nancy.  Robin Tunney was excellent as the voice of reason Sarah.  Her struggles and emotions seemed very real.  Neve Campbell and Rachel True were good and scary too.  They were all very convincing as witches, and a lot of fun to watch.

“The Craft” was a great visual feast as well.  The crew of the movie, including the director of course, all did an amazing job putting everything together.  The scene in the field, where they first speak to “Manon” was incredible.  I loved the butterflies and the bright, vibrant colors used in the scene.  It was beautiful.  The beach scene was also well-done.  I wonder how long it took them to do that scene.  The cinematography was incredible.

It’s not a super-serious movie, but it is a fun ride.  It may even tempt you to learn a bit more about witchcraft and Wicca.  Overall, good movie.

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