Hocus Pocus 2 Bewitches Viewer


One of the starring actresses at the premier.

Leah Feitshans, Staff Writer



“Hocus Pocus 2”, which was initially released on Sept 30, 2022, was the spin-off of the first “Hocus Pocus”. The original actors of the Sanderson Sisters- Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, played as the witches again, which fans excited for the nostalgic feeling.  



The plot of the movie is about three young women who accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world. The movie starts out as a flashback of Sisters when they were young, going into story of how they became witches. It then moves forward to present day Salem where two teenagers have their traditional ritual on Halloween, but this time with the black candle, which unknowingly brings back the Sanderson Sisters.  



The Sanderson Sisters struggle their way through life in modern times. It is very unnatural to them, and kind of like an unknown magic. Throughout the whole movie, their one motive is to kill the mayor, which they are unsuccessful. 



Many people do not like the new movie, and agree it can not compare to the first “Hocus Pocus”. A very popular and trending topic, that has been surfacing all over social media, was about one Texas mom that did not like the new movie at all. She said, “I believe whatever comes in our TV screens, there are things attached to that,” she went on to say, “The whole movie is based on witches harvesting children for blood sacrifices.” She goes on to say she does not want her children to watch this at all. The mom said she has not taken part in Halloween – which falls at the end of this month – for four or five years.  



Most people agreed that the first ten minutes of the movie were interesting and fun, but the rest was boring. Getting a little insight into the Sanderson Sisters youth life was different for the movie but everything else was just basic. People loved Taylor Henderson, who plays Young Winifred, who nailed the character’s characteristics and overall acting.  



Some people also agree it is the exact remake of the original. Both are a retelling of an older movie. The old characters are brought back and are a delight to see again. But, as the movie ends, a lot of people were touched by how Winifred is willing to die just to be with her sisters and give up her witch powers to someone else. It gives a touching side the audience has never seen before.