A school that changes you for the better


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Released Oct. 18, “The School for Good and Evil” follows the life of two best friends as they begin their magical journey. Viewers should go in with an open mind, but it is definitely a show worth checking out.


A story of friendship and finding yourself, Netflix’s new adaptation of the novel “The School for Good and Evil” takes viewers on a journey of plot twists and surprises. Released Oct. 18, the film is ranked top 10 in the United States, and for good reason. 

The movie follows best friends Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie) on their unwanted journeys to the schools of Good and Evil. The girls are switched, being placed in the wrong schools, and it leads to the realization of who they truly are. 

A series of events usher the girls into a whirlwind of identity issues, putting a strain on their relationship. Watching the friendship unfold allows viewers to relate to events in their personal life as the movie plays out the classic betrayals of teenage relationships: boys, new friends and more.  

While the movie was good, it takes a little while to get into. The plot keeps watchers on their toes but the execution – namely in special effects – could have been better. The poor effects take away from the mood of the movie, making people question if the plot is too silly to enjoy. 

The main characters differ from each other immensely, one very likable, and the other harder to enjoy. It makes for an exciting journey of character development and an entertaining friendship to watch. 

In contrast to the slow beginning, the ending of the movie is abrupt and leaves watchers with questions about the girl’s actions. Luckily, the movie is the first in a series of many to come. 

Overall, the film is recommended for younger watchers who would enjoy a story full of fun elements and goofy plots. But, be sure to go into it with an open mind because as the movie goes on, it continues to draw more interest.