Movie Review: Hocus Pocus 2

A breakdown of one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2022!


Credit to Walt Disney Pictures

On September 30th the highly anticipated Hocus Pocus 2 was released on Disney Plus. It takes place in present-day Salem, following two teenagers Becca and Izzy (Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo) who accidentally bring the three witches Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson, also known as the Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Niajimy). But does this movie live up to its processor? Does it deliver the same amount of comedy, entertainment, and Halloween spirit as Hocus Pocus? In this article, we will review some of the ups and downs of this movie, and answer the biggest question on everyone’s mind: Is this movie worth watching?


Hocus Pocus 2 is great for family movie nights! Kids and parents alike will love it. It is funny and heartwarming, a great movie about friendship and sisters. They do a great job of making the sisters from 1693 react to the modern world and get many laughs from the crowd while doing it. They even show the caring and good side of Winnie, the main wicked witch who was never seen as something other than evil. Hocus Pocus, after all these years, is still magical.


Though this might be true, Hocus Pocus 2 barely lives up to its predecessor. The characters and drama are boring and unoriginal, and many of the gags make no sense whatsoever, like the musical number in the beginning. It is also extremely cheesy, and not necessarily in a good way. The storyline is weak, and the way they try to sympathize with the witches is even weaker. Overall, this movie is barely worth watching. 

OVERALL REVIEW: Overall this movie is very popular and viewed by many people. Some children who view this movie love it. The adults love it too because it is something that is not scary but is funny at the same time. Children are not scared but they are satisfied with the witch stuff that doesn’t scare them. Overall this movie is very interesting and good for children under the age of 7. Yet there still are many flaws and if you want to enjoy the movie you must first get through its flaws. 

Now that we have covered the overall review of the movie, you may be curious to see how we liked it. Here is what the contributors of the article think of the film. 

Jojo’s Score:  47/100

Trinity’s Score: 75/100