Review: Hocus Pocus 2 *Spoiler Free*
Hocus came out in 1993, and has become a beloved autumnal classic by millions. The chemistry between the sisters played by Bette Midler (Winifred), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah) and Kathy Najimy (Mary), the date special effects and the annoying little sister with just enough magic was the perfect recipe.
I was obsessed with this movie, and was so excited to rewatch the "I Put a Spell on You" bit over, and over, and over again. I'm telling you, I had that choreo down, and as far as I was concerned I was THEE Winifred Sanderson.
Hearing the announcement of sequel had my interest piqued, but I was very cautious. I mean, its been the better part of 30 years since the first one came out, and I've "grown up" enough to see that the reboot and sequel game isn't always what one hopes it would be.
Admittedly, I went into my viewing not expecting much.
The movie centers around a different cast of children this time to contemporize the plot and put
the Sanderson sisters in an even newer world. I don't think the introduction of these elements were as memorable or charming as the first time, but it was still cute to see.
The film brought back some beloved characters and familiar faces. Still, the world on the screen somehow felt smaller.
While the film definitely raised some emotional stakes that definitely got me in my feelings, I understood that everyone might not feel that way if they weren't emotionally invested in the sisters as beings.
Is this movie gonna change the world? Probably not/ But will give fans of the the original a nice little time? It will.