The Craft Legacy sort of just appeared one day, granted talk about a sequel The Craft had been going for years but it never came to anything until 2020. To make it clear yes this is a sequel not a remake, but that really doesn’t matter much because the movie just sort of exists. The Craft Legacy is one of those sequels that isn’t necessarily bad as it is just there. The acting is fine enough everyone does the best they can with a very uninspiring and lazy script. The major problem with the script is that it’s one of those types of scripts where the writers have no idea how teenagers talk, a lot of it is basically what grown adults THINK teenagers talk like. Which is very embarrassing and really out of touch at times, the character development is just not there outside of Cailee Spaeny’s character, it’s real shame too because they really could have written a ton of interesting characters if they put much more effort into it. The final act feels like a huge mess it’s very clear they cut a lot of stuff out just to lead up to a sequel, which honestly feels desperate. I really don’t have much else, The Craft Legacy is the type of movie where you aren’t going to remember it by next week, I don’t recommend this one.
I’ve said it before but I love Timo Tjahjanto he directed some really strong films in the 2010s Killers, Headshot and The Night Comes For Us. I thought May The Devil Take You was alright but a huge step down from Tjahjanto’s previous work, I was very confused to why May The Devil Take You got a sequel but I thought it might be better. It’s pretty much the same thing as it’s predecessor, it still feels like an Evil Dead knockoff, it still doesn’t have much going for it outside of the cinematography and some of the acting. The writing is not so great, it really begs to be much stronger I feel like this movie goes towards the way too simplistic route. Which is perfectly okay in some cases but here the movie has a ton of ideas but never ends up using them. The third act is by far the best thing about this movie simply because it turns outlandish which is something a bit different, but overall there is really not much else to this movie. I’m still very confused as to why this got a sequel but it’s okay for what it is.
I thought I would never here the word “gay” be used as an insult in a film in 2020 but here we are I guess. The newest Netflix horror movie Nobody Sleeps In The Woods Tonight is the most basic slasher movie, it doesn’t do anything new or interesting. It just copies off of what slasher films have done such as Friday The 13th and Wrong Turn, there is some great kills with some surprisingly great gore. But outside of that this is very bare bones. If you go into this movie only looking for a slasher film to watch then you might enjoy this one. However what really hurts this movie is the terrible writing, it attempts to be meta but completely fails. The movie also tries to throw in some humor that feels very dated or is just not funny at the slightest. Anyone looking for anything new or interesting in the slasher genre might want to sit this one out.
One particular genre of Netflix Original movies I really don’t like are the Holiday/Christmas ones. They are all almost the exact same thing, almost all of them are terrible and it feels like they are coming out earlier and earlier each year. To be absolutely fair Holidate isn’t that bad but that’s mostly due to Emma Roberts who is by far the best thing this movie has going for it. The writing is as predictable as you would expect, the story has been done several times before. Holidate does have some cute moments that do work thanks to some character development, but that there really is not that much else too Holidate. It’s harmless enough and definitely one of the better Netflix Holiday/Christmas movies but that’s not saying a whole lot.
Those of you who know me or followed me for a long time know I like to watch almost any movie. I’ve already said this before but I’ll say it again for newcomers, I like to give every movie a chance to either impress, surprise or disappoint I also go into a movie with a positive attitude (most of the time)….however there is a downside to all of this when you have movies like After We Collided. After made number one on my Worst Films Of 2019 List and it wasn’t even close which is saying a lot considering the other movies that made the list. After We Collided somehow finds a way to be 100 times worse than that, first off let’s start with the exact same problems it shares with it’s predecessor. The acting is still complete garbage, I believe I said this in my After review and if I didn’t I’ll say it now Hero Fiennes Tiffin can not act, his performance is somehow even worse here. Not once does he land a single word of believability, everyone else is about the same Josephine Langford is again very poor, she’s definitely not as bad as Tiffin but that’s really not saying a whole lot. Another major problem is the writing, not once is there anything believable throughout the film, they threw in random curse words this time I guess to get the R rating?!? After We Collided like After also romanticizes abusive and unhealthy relationships, right at the first scene they try to get you to feel sorry for Hardin despite of how much of a complete and total piece of garbage he was in the previous film. They don’t even try to hide this either they do it upfront, the director is Roger Kumble director of Furry Vengeance…long story short his direction is garbage, uninspiring and horribly done. Now for the new issues which there aren’t that many because this movie has almost the same problems as the first movie, After We Collided pretty much goes like this…abusive relationship and sex throughout the movie until it ends which the ending sets up for a sequel….which was one of the most desperate attempts I have ever seen, the movie tries to throw in new characters but none of them serve any point other then to be comedic relief of one note characters who have no personality. Nobody in After We Collided has a character trait outside of being a walking talking cliche, this is exactly why After should have stayed as a fanfiction none of this was original to begin with when After was new it’s been done in other fanfictions. After We Collided also showcases some of the most pathetic excuse of writing I feel like this needs to be said again, not once in this entire movie did I feel anything was believable, not once did I feel connected with the characters all I was feeling throughout the movie was the feeling of “when is this going to be over?” Overall After We Collided is complete garbage and does everything a bad movie can do but 100 times worse, I was very confident nothing would beat Artemis Fowl when it came to worst film of the year. But that’s changed because After We Collided has dethroned Artemis Fowl and it’s not even close. The fact there is going to be a sequel disgusts me enough, it’s unbelievable how there’s truly beautiful films out there that get unnoticed but then you have garbage like After We Collided that studios attempt to shove down your throat.