A Review Of Hocus Pocus 2

I started Hocus Pocus with the thought that I was not going to enjoy it. I thought it was just going to be another revived classic that was just not as good as the original. pairing that with the fact that it is a kid’s movie made by Disney, my hopes were not high. Hocus Pocus 2 is a sequel to the 1993 Hocus Pocus. The beloved Halloween movie features the three Sanderson sisters who are witches obsessed with staying young forever by sucking the life out of children. The witches eventually are stopped and the sequel picks up 29 years later in 2022. The Sanderson sisters are revived accidentally by our protagonist Becca and her friend Izzy. My first observation of the start of this movie was that it had a lot of cliches. The beginning was like a Halloween hallmark movie. The characters seem the same as in any other movie like this. High school trio of nerds, one gets a popular boyfriend (usually an unintelligent football player) and stops hanging out with them. The acting was a bit overdramatic for my taste, but I got used to it as the movie progressed. I really liked the characters, not for their depth, but for the individuality they add to the movie. The mayor was one of my favorite characters in this movie. I loved his denseness and his constant fight to get a caramel apple. I found myself laughing at a couple of adult jokes hidden in the movie. I was a bit caught off guard when the Sanderson sisters started singing, I had not realized it was a musical, but I found that I actually quite enjoyed the singing parts (as a music nerd it is pretty hard to impress me). I really liked that they did covers of songs that I knew. My favorite scene was when the Sanderson sisters cast a spell on the town so the townsfolk could find the mayor for them. I loved that they included introducing the sisters to modern technology. The actors and director handled that part well, having a great combination of shock and curiosity. The middle of the movie was when I found myself really getting enthralled in the fight between the girls and the Sanderson sisters. The character development had much more growth than I had expected, especially in Winnie. I was actually really shocked about how much I liked this movie. It helped to look at it through the lens that this movie is a nostalgic classic, it’s not going to be a cinematography masterpiece or going to have amazing acting. I would definitely watch this movie again, I honestly enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I’m not saying it is my favorite, I am just saying it is worth a watch.