‘The school for good and evil’ By Paul Feig review
The school for good and evil(2022) is a fantasy film. The film is based on Soman Chainani’s novel Of the same name. The director of the film is Paul Samuel Feig. David Magee and Paul Samuel Feig wrote the screenplay.
Netflix took over the release rights of the film from Universal pictures in 2020. On October 19, 2022, the film was aired on the Netflix platform. Though, the film was criticized for its narration and storytelling and praised for its cast and visuals.
The main casts are Sofia Wylie, Sophia Anne Caruso, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence Fishburne, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Kit Young, Jamie Flatters, and Peter Serafinowicz .
The development of the film started in 2013, after the release of the novel’s first book. For the book and scriptwriting rights, Universal pictures won the auction. Netflix took over the rights later. Most production studios avoid big-budget family movies. But, Netflix finds films are always appealing to all ages viewers.
The role of Agatha is played by Sofia Wylie, Sophia Anne Caruso as Sophie, Kit Young as Rhian and Rafal, Jamie Flatters as Tedros, and Michelle Yeoh as Professor Emma Anemone.
The plot of the film is about two friends, Sophie and Agatha, who places wrongly in the school for good and evil.
In the school for good and evil, heroes and villains are trained for a fairytale. Fairy tales arise from the school. Sophie is a fair-haired, and princess-like girl, who has the destiny to change the world. Her friend Agatha was addressed as a witch by everyone. She was threatened and taunted by the others. With the completely distinct characteristic, they share a strong bond. From the Deauville storybook shop, the girls find out about the school for good and evil. Knowing the school for good and evil which creates a fairytale Sophie was excited. But, Agatha seems to be not convinced.
Sophie wishes to leave her life in Gavaldon, so writes a letter to the school for good and evil. One day Sophie tries to leave in secret but, Agatha finds out about it and tries to stop her. But, both of them were dragged by a mysterious creature to the school for good and evil. The creature drops them off at the wrong schools.
The creature delivers Sophie to the evil school and drops Agatha into the good school. They both get the uniforms of their respective schools, which is opposite to their characteristics. Sophie got a rugged-sack dress, and Agatha got a princess gown as their uniform. In that school, the goods are called Ever, and the evils are known as Never.
In the welcoming ceremony, both of the girls are tamed by the Ever prince Tedros. Rafal, the evil brother of good brother Rhian, engaged in a friendly competition with each other. But Rafal used blood magic to beat his brother. After that, the friendly competition turns out to be a serious one.Finally, The good brother Rhian managed to save himself by push off Rafal off the cliff. The good one Rhian is the Headmaster of the school for good and evil. Both the girls find Rhian to talk about their place in the wrong school. He assures them that if Sophie can find her true love he will switch school because a true Ever always find their true love.
Rafal who drops off from the cliff somehow managed to escape from his death. He manipulates Sophie to do whatever to win over the love of Tedros. After that, she emerges as new confident evil. By the makeover as evil, she becomes one of the students of Never. Later, she gains lots of support from the Never and got new friends.
After some time, Tedros was caught in a tragic situation. Agatha tells Sophie to save Tedros from the situation, but she asked Agatha to save Tedros. By this Tedros finds that Sophie is not good. Sophie blames Agatha for betrayal.
Again Rafal manipulates Sophie and offers his blood magic to her. By accepting the offer from Rafal Sophie transforms into an ugly witch. As a member of Ever Tedros decides to destroy Sophie. Later a battle emerged. Sophie escaped from the battle and get into the headmaster’s tower.
There she learns the headmaster is not actual Rhian but Rafal. Viewers never expected the twist that Rhian is the one who died in the duel.
Before falling off the cliff he kills Rhian and hides his true identity to make the good weak. To gain great power Rafal insists Sophie find her true love. Due to her wrongdoings of herself, Sophie felt remorse. Rafal used storian’s quill to kill Agatha but Sophie take the blow for Agatha.
But Agatha and Sophie join hands together and destroys Rafal. After that Sophie died. The death of her close friend made Agatha sad and a teardrop of Agatha fell off Sophie. The true love which they share brings Sophie back alive. In the end, the two friends leave for Gavaldon, suddenly Tedros shoot the arrow into the veil of the portal by saying that he needs Agatha.
This final scene shows that there will be a sequel to this film. With the genre of fantasy, kids will love the film.
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