Zoe Lister-Jones directs Cailee Spaeny, Michelle Monaghan and David Duchovny in this reboot / sequel to the teen witches cult classic.
Magic sparkle baths, mentally castrating bullies and banned love spells. F the patriarchy! Competently made and well cast, this attempt at a woke reshingling manages to lack both rebellion and scares, getting only the quirky fashions right. The original was made for teenage girls who wanted it darker than the Spice Girls… this defangs even that aspect… it is hard to see who outside of the sleepover demographic will enjoy it, and even if you are the target market you might spend a lot of the unspooling wondering when if ever things will turn deadly. The supernatural conclusion comes very late and is resolved super easily.
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