The School for Good and Evil review: Why Netflix's fairy tale epic isn't so epic

The School for Good and Evil review: Why Netflix's fairy tale epic isn't so epic

‘The School for Good and Evil’ is based on the 2013 novel by Soman Chainani.

It shares elements of both JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series and the musical book ‘Wicked’ by Winnie Holzman.

'The School for Good and Evil ' explores good and evil under the roof of a magical school that teaches aspiring princes and princesses.

'The School for Good and Evil ' explores good and evil under the roof of a magical school that teaches aspiring princes and princesses.

Director and co-writer Paul Feig adapted Chainani’s YA novels to visually narrate the story of 'The School for Good and Evil'.

However, the movie is reported to be Netflix’s charmless fantasy.

Teaching everyone the object lesson that conjuring a phenomenon on par with Harry Potter isn’t that simple.

The few factors that delighted audiences are the two leads and their strong friendship in the movie.

The storyline, however, gets tiring halfway through because it fails to truly engage the audience from the get-go.

‘The School for Good and Evil’ makes absolutely no use of actors such as Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington.

'The School for Good and Evil' is available on Netflix for a $6.99 subscription a month.