My wife picked The School For Good and Evil for us to watch the other night. It’s one of the latest films for Netflix but I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It’s actually based on a book series of the same name but I never read the books to compare the two.
The main protagonist is a young witch named Agatha. She and her best friend Sophie are outcasts in the town. Sophie tries to run away from the town entirely, and she follows her BFF to an unexpected land. They both arrive in a school that teaches good and evil. And Agatha ends up on the good side.
While Sophie is a new student for the evil academy. Sophie is quite upset at the decision as she doesn’t believe she belongs in a house of evil. But despite her protests, they refuse to transfer her.
Agatha notices that the school for good is definitely not entirely pure of heart. There are very dark things happening behind the scenes that even the students don’t know about.
Sophie is often terrified to even go to classes. The dean of the evil school, Lady Leonora Lesso often doesn’t care if she lives or dies.
Sooner or later, the girls learn how to survive in each school. But will this cause distance between them? Can Sophie actually be good in a house of evil? Will they even remain friends at the end of the semester?
Honestly The School For Good and Evil was disappointing. The book series is apparently well received so I guess the director and producers dropped the ball here. It’s a decent movie but it could have been so much more with a better script, more impressive acting, and taking itself more seriously. The movie is kind of like Harry Potter meets Once Upon a Time but it’s not nearly as good as either of those two. It is a movie I enjoyed watching, all compliants aside.