The time has finally come: The sequel fans have been waiting for for nearly 30 years is just days away from releasing to Disney+ subscribers. While fans may be missing some of the original actors, it should be interesting to see what actors such as Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, and others can add to the Hocus Pocus universe.
The Sanderson Sisters' return is a bit lighter in tone, but no less entertaining than the first, bringing fresh energy and laughter to the table. September 23, 2022
As noted earlier, the film appears to pay tribute to those who have made Hocus Pocus a regular fall event. Tessa Smith of Mamas Geeky tweets that fans will delight in the callbacks and should expect some tugging of the heartstrings:
The Sanderson sisters are back in this hilariously funny film, which is a great follow-up to the original. September 23, 2022
It seems that Hocus Pocus 2 might decipher his realisation for those who are looking forward to seeing Doug Jones reprise as Billy Butcherson. Check out what critic Ashley Saunders has to say:
HOCUS POCUS 2 is a WICKED GOOD TIME. The Sanderson Sisters are as delightfully evil as ever. Loved seeing more of Billy and discovering the truth about him. Fun, spooky, and certainly a new Halloween favorite. September 23, 2022
How many people are ready for the Sanderson Sisters to wreak havoc on you once more? Josh Jones said the sequel includes more incredible musical numbers:
THE WITCHES ARE BACK! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed #HocusPocus2. Its so much fun and matches the magic of the first!Great to see The Sanderson Sisters back in action, plus there are also some great musical numbers thrown in! September 23, 2022
Movie Gossip agrees that the soundtrack is superb and, like others who have seen the film, says they didn't anticipate the emotional notes:
The music Omg that soundtrack is stunning. Worth the wait for the next 30 years. Let's get #hocuspocus3 on September 23, 2022.
Maggie Lovitt of Collider has a lot to say about the cast changes, and she believes this sequel is as good as the first:
The Sanderson Sisters reclaim the joy of Halloween with a fresh new, magical tale filled with the same spectacular humor as the original. The sequel has great new meaning and a delightful new cast. September 23, 2022
Josh Ryan of Fandom Wire suggests you get set for a new fall tradition, as the sequel tries to keep what enticed viewers to the first film while remaining relevant for viewers thirty decades later:
#HocusPocus2 is pure magic, created to become a Halloween family tradition. It's exactly what you'd want from a legacy sequel, while evolving to fit a new audience nearly 30 years later.
The positive reaction to the screening of Hocus Pocus 2 (opens in new tab) suggests that you hold your hopes up. The film will be available for streaming on Friday, September 30. Be sure to also look at our 2022 movie release schedule.