‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Review: Still Spelling Trouble

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Review: Still Spelling Trouble

Grab the family, your favorite snacks, and watch the Sanderson sisters return, bringing the same spooky humor with some modern twists.

From left, Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in “Hocus Pocus 2.”Credit...Disney+

September 30, 2022 The New York Times article written by Claire Shaffer, the sequel to the 1993 classic 'Hocus Pocus' is reviewed.

In a slight retread of the first film’s plot, “Hocus Pocus 2” follows two present-day Salem teenagers, Becca and Izzy (Whitney Peak and Belissa Escobedo), who accidentally bring the witchy Sanderson sisters back to life while performing their yearly Halloween night ritual. (The teens’ interest in witchcraft and the occult is benign, a very 2022 detail that might not have come across the same way 30 years ago.) High jinks ensue as the girls race to stop the witches from kidnapping the town’s genial mayor (Tony Hale) and casting an immortality spell that would make them all-powerful, while also making amends with their former friend, the mayor’s daughter, Cassie (Lilia Buckingham).
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