The school of good and evil (2022)

Directed by Paul Feig

Starring Sophie Ann Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Laurence Fishburne, Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Kerry Washington

I have to be honest, I was hesitant to see this movie only because I thought little of it and it was too long. But, the reviewer in me who wants to see as much as I can, decided it was time to see this new Netflix film.

The story is about Agatha and Sophie, the two best who live in the town named Gavaldon. Sophie wants to leave desperately and makes a wish to go to this school of good and evil that she heard of from a bookstore lady. Her wish comes true and Sophie and Agatha are both taken to the school, Sophie is taken to the school of evil and Agatha to the school of good, believing that is a mistake Agatha and Sophie try to prove that Sophie belongs in the school of good.

I have read that it has received negative reviews, now while it is not a perfect movie, I don’t agree with the negative review focusing on the narrative or storytelling in the movie. I did not expect to like the film as much as I did. I liked the twist with all the fairy tales’ clichés and how they used that to make the story. I thought the movie had an original story with few predictable things. I had fun with the story and the characters and the whole concept of the two schools (evil and good). Visually the film is very good with great special effects and some creepy creatures and effects.

Charlize Theron stood out for me but this is a cast full of great actors who all performed great. Even the young actors worked for me as they acted as what fairy tale characters are like.

I was surprised by how much I ended up liking the movie after being so hesitant to even see it. I thought it was entertaining. While not a perfect film, I found that it did not affect the film being entertainment.

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