HOCUS POCUS 2

HOCUS POCUS 2

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The Halloween-themed comedy "Hocus Pocus," starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as a trio of campy witch sisters.

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After receiving a mixed response upon its 1993 release, the film gained a following through yearly VHS rentals and reruns on ABC and the Disney Channel.

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Hocus Pocus 2 manages to capture the same corny magic of the original while ingeniously updating its humor, even though it may be Disney's overt attempt to support its streaming service 

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The story of "Hocus Pocus 2," which is a slight remake of the first movie, centers on two Salem teenagers from the present day named Becca and Izzy  who unintentionally revive the witchy Sanderson sisters during their annual Halloween night ritual.

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 High jinks ensue as the girls race to prevent the witches from casting an immortality spell that would make them all-powerful and kidnapping the town's amiable mayor (Tony Hale)

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while also making amends with their former friend, the mayor's daughter, Cassie (Lilia Buckingham).

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This sequel is directed by Anne Fletcher ("Step Up," "The Proposal"), who sticks to the same silly comedic style as the first movie, which Kenny Ortega directed.

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A few meta-jokes reference the Sanderson sisters' popularity in the drag world.

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