Monday, February 7, 2011

Movie Monday
the craft (1996)

The Craft is a typical high-school flick from a witchcraft point-of-view. We the New-Girl-in-Town Sarah. One queen bee or rather, queen witch Nancy. Not to mention she's gothic but Fairuza Balk makes the scariest mean girl ever! And two lame-ass minions Bonnie and Rochelle. We have a lame-ass jock Chris. Extra blonde mean girl Laura, wise metaphysical shop lady Lirio, random creepy guy, the usual out-of-the plot parents and a mom in a photo as supporting characters.

Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle are three wannabe teen witches are joined by Sarah so that they can "call the corners"; I'm not really sure if the magic practiced in the film is fictional or it stems from real theories. Throughout the film, you never know what's the deal with Sarah or why she even chooses to join their coven. But she does and they start doing fun stuff like changing hair colour, putting a love spell on school jock (read jerk) Chris on whom, for some reason Sarah has a crush on which turns him into a crazy-eyed pseudo-rapist, make Laura's hair fall out which is really funny. Anyway, soon things get really advanced and Nancy gives her stepdad a fatal heart attack. She also seduces and kills Chris. Cool, huh?

The Craft is actually humour noir if you haven't figured it out yet. It's majorly fictional, but some people really think otherwise; the kind of people who didn't stop after buying a pentagram and pretending to be a witch. But of course, I like this film. Here are some memorable moments:
Rochelle: Why are you doing this to me?
Laura: You really wanna know why.
Rochelle: Yes, I really wanna know why.
Laura: Because I don' like Negroids. Sorry.
Bus driver: Watch out for the weirdos, girls
Nancy: We are the weirdos, mister.
Nancy: He comes on to anything with tits, Sarah.
Bonnie: Except me.

But mostly all the memorable moments are in the classy acting of particularly Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell's mini orgasms (which happens to be kind of her signature), Laura going baldie, dazy expressions of Skeet Ulrich, and Robin Tunney makes some funny faces too.

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