Hocus Pocus 2

29 years since the Black Flame Candle was last lit, the 17th-century Sanderson sisters are resurrected, and they are looking for revenge. Now it's up to three high school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow's Eve.

  • Released: 2022-11-18
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Froy Gutierrez, Tony Hale, Hannah Waddingham, Sam Richardson, Belissa Escobedo, Doug Jones, Juju Journey Brener, Taylor Henderson, Nina Kitchen, David Torres Jr., Ginger Minj, Kornbread Jeté, Kahmora Hall, Skyla Sousa, Aiden Torres, Emma Kaufman, Ryan Rosenthal, Amanda Shepherd
  • Director: Anne Fletcher
  • dracoqc - 6 January 2023
    Was still fun to see the good old sisters again
    So I'm still not sure about this movie. I tried to watch it without any expectations. I think 6 is a rating that make sense for it.

    I liked the beginning with the little actresses, younger versions of the sorceress. The main little actress was actually pretty good and funny, was mimicking the main sorceress very well.

    Was a bit sad to not see Dani, Max and Allison, or at least a little mention.

    Maybe I'm just older, but I felt like original sorceress from 1993 were more scary, more dangererous, like the soul draining thing. I was like, wtf lol. In this movie, everything is nice, cool, we almost live in some unicorn world.

    I laughed a bit sometime, but whole movie was not that fun. It was ok. Nostalgia did the trick, I suppose.

    The three main characters teenagers were not very likeable. A bit linear, boring, almost annoying. When main character threw the random evil patriarchal comment I was like, uh ok?

    We have the modern/diversity check list with the gay couple and the men disguised in women, I suppose.

    Overall I didn't feel like I wasted my time, I mean I like the three ladies, and they did pretty well at their age. So a 6/10.
  • gogg-05075 - 21 November 2022
    Was excited
    Was so excited but this reboot just lacks so much. A lot of classic gags were redone in a modern way, not a bad thing but when it's a carbon copy for so much of it.

    This film genuinely feels like a cheap knock-off. They moved from the story of the sisters coming back after being dormant to becoming protagonists of the film as opposed to antagonists. The old small town Salem is now nothing more than a middle class fever dream suburb.

    Some classic movies can be redone well but this is really just another sequel pumped out by Disney to gain money and avoid being original in writing. It feels like they asked an essay farm to write the script and just went with it. The cast were all strangled by the film and the storyline.

    There is no point in saying Thai review has spoliers as if you have seen the first one you will be deeply saddened by this reboot.