This Friday, Jóvenes y Brujas: Nueva Hermandad, the unexpected sequel to the horror classic from the 90s, hits Spanish cinemas.
Youth and Witches was released in 1996. The film directed by Andrew Fleming presented us with four girls marginalized by individual reasons that they discover in the witchcraft a way to end your problemss and strengthen ties. But little by little they lose control of what they are doing and the magic consumes them until it seems to be too late. And although the film did not convince some, it became a cult classic for many others.
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The original movie wasn't perfect but it was solid and self-conclusive. Eventually each character gets what they deserve and they end up going their separate ways. For this reason few expected the announcement of a sequel and less almost 25 years later. Although the comparisons are hateful, Youth and Witches: New Brotherhood it fails to match the expectations they had set. Although directed primarily to public more Young, this version of the witch classic features a pretty similar story for fans of the original.
Youth and Witches: New Brotherhood introduces us to Lily (Cailee Spaeny) and her mother Helen (Michelle Monaghan). Mother and daughter move to another city to live with Helen's new partner. But, as soon as Lily arrives at the new house, she will not be completely convinced. Adam (David Duchovny) his mother's new partner and famous guru for men and his sons. Things won't seem to get better when you have a situation on your first day of class. Carrie style after your period comes down. Although for his luck he will make good friends with Frankie (Gideon Adlon), Tabby (Lovie Simone) and Lourdes (Zoey Luna). A trio of witches looking for the last member of his coven.
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For starters, in the first half of the movie Youth and Witches: New Brotherhood replicates almost entirely the argument of its predecessor. As a result, this causes the line between sequel and remake. We are probably presented with a movie that was posed as a reboot and that they decided to turn into a sequel at the last minute. But this is not the only problem with the film and if the audience has not seen the first film you will not notice these details.
As a novelty, the new Young and Witches feature many themes that are likely to resonate with the more aware young audience. Topics such as sexuality, consent, brotherhood and toxic masculinity. In addition, the film also presents a fairly diverse main cast, in which we must highlight the transsexual actress Zoey Luna. What's more, her character's gender identity is mentioned a couple of times and it doesn't feel forced at all.
For its part, is that the group relationship It is one of the strengths but at the same time contradictory. Their reactions to what is happening are quite realistic and show the emotion that any young person would experience if they managed to make another of their friends levitate. However, all this work to strengthen their friendship and sisterhood between characters it seems that it is forgotten when it is necessary for the plot to leave the protagonist alone.
All these cool topics to explore are too many for 90 minutes the movie lasts. As a result, Young and Witches: New Brotherhood ends up being superficial and fails to delve into what is undoubtedly a very interesting approach. As a result, the tape seems to have an extra half hour to go in which to improve its performance. character development and the goal of the plot. To highlight a villain that although present throughout the film when it is revealed your true identity is not exciting at all and the climax goes unnoticed. Finally, without a doubt one of the most memorable moments is the surprise ending cameo that will make the most fanatical of the film manage to forgive the rest.
Joven y Brujas: Nueva Hermandad opens in Spanish cinemas on October 30.
Youth and Witches: New Brotherhood
Title : Youth and Witches: New BrotherhoodPublication date : 2020-10-30Synopsis: Following up from Blumhouse with the cult hit Young and Witches, an eclectic quartet of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for while leaning on their newfound powers.Director (s): Zoe Lister-JonesCast: Cailee spaeny
David duchovnyGender : Drama. Fantasy. Terror
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