Entertainment review: Hocus Pocus 2


“Hocus Pocus 2” came out on September 30, 2022. People waited almost 30 years for this sequel.

   The sequel to the much-loved “Hocus Pocus” finally debuted this fall, thrilling those enthusiasts who made the first film a cult classic.

   The movie “Hocus Pocus 2” can be streamed on Disney + along with the original as well. A subscription to Disney + is around $7.99 per month.  

   “Hocus Pocus 2” came out on September 30, 2022. It is a fantasy comedy that takes place in the present day. Three young women make the same mistake Max Dennsion did in the original movie by bringing the Sanderson sisters back to life. Now the three young women have to find a way to put the Sanderson sisters back to rest.

   The movie brings back four of the original cast members: Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, and Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson. The movie also introduces new people to the Disney world, such as Lilia Buckingham and Whitney Peak. 

   The movie is similar to the first one as It follows the same storyline, but has different people lighting the candle to bring the three witches back. 

   “Hocus Pocus 2” director Anne Fletcher confirmed that Max Dennison, Allison, and Dani Dennison from Hocus Pocus would not be returning for the sequel due to the logistics of fitting them all in with the new story they had planned. 

   Sophomore Lillian Reaver said, “I expected it to be better than it was, I feel like it was just the same thing as the first one with different characters. It also had a sad ending for the three sisters which made up for the original characters not being involved with the movie.” 

  Freshman Maggie Wittenauer also shared, “It was a good movie. The message at the end was super good. It gave something that her sisters were the people that she needed the most in life.”

  This is a good movie to watch right after the original. It’s also a good movie to watch around Halloween because of where it takes place and the storyline of it all.