The Sanderson sisters, Winifred (Bette Midler), Mary (Kathy Najimy), and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), were once among Salem, Massachusetts’ most formidable witches, but “Hocus Pocus 2” doesn’t offer much to be alarmed about. 29 years after the Sandersons poofed into dust, the sequel, which is now available on Disney+, picks up.
Teenagers Whitney Peak and Belissa Escobedo’s Becca and Izzy do their yearly routine together on Becca’s birthday. Usually, everything is amusing.
They quickly learn, though, that Gilbert (Sam Richardson), a Sanderson enthusiast and Salem historian, duped them into lighting the Black Flame Candle.
Following the release of the much-awaited “Hocus Pocus 2” has finally debuted on Disney+, there’s a happy reunion with the cult favourite has many ’90s kids feeling nostalgic.
The eagerly anticipated sequel to the first centers on three Salem girls from the present day, Becca, Izzy, and Cassie, who unintentionally free the Sanderson witches by lighting the fabled Black Flame Candle. Before it’s too late, the teenagers must race against time to foil the nefarious schemes of the sisters bent on retaliation.
Are the Sanderson Sisters Still Alive?
The Sanderson sisters don’t give up easily despite their being about 20 minutes left in the movie. Mary and Sarah follow Winifred’s instructions for casting the Magicae Maxima ritual without the Book to become the most potent witches. It’s a triumph. The sisters are still alive even when the Black Flame Candle burns out.
The sisters goof around by zapping their power at trees and each other rather than embarking on a path of wrath to seize the souls of young children, starting with Becca, Izzy, and Cassie.
In the midst of this, Becca reminds Winifred, “The power spell takes what you love most.”
Soon, Mary and Sarah begin to disappear with the wind. “Wini, please don’t forget us. Oh, and I know, I know I was the favorite,” Mary says, as a confused Sarah asks Winifred why she isn’t coming with them.
Winifred is distraught and begs the universe to undo her actions.
“My powers are nothing without my sisters,” Winifred says through tears. The somber moment is the film’s greatest lesson.
Winifred asks Becca and her “coven” to do a spell to reunite her with Mary and Sarah.
Becca, Izzy and Cassie succeed but sadly, it just means Winifred dies to join her sisters.
Winifred lets out one last, “Sisters!” before vanquishing.
“Hocus Pocus” OG Billie Butcherson (Doug Jones) also disappears as every spell done by the Sanderson sisters reverses.