#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence…
Plot: After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it is up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.
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‘Hocus Pocus’ is a fairly amusing film about witches from the Salem trials era, not that it hasn’t any real connection to those events. It’s very much a fun fantasy film, which looks pretty neat by the way.
Bette Midler (Winifred), Kathy Najimy (Mary) and Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah) play three witch sisters. They are main reason why the film is as enjoyable as it is, all are entertaining but Midler is definitely the pick of the bunch. The trio of younger actors in Omri Katz (Max), Thora Birch (Dani) and Vinessa Shaw (Allison) are OK, nothing special but passable.
I didn’t fully connect or like the plot itself, but it’s one that suits everything else on screen well so it kinda works to be honest. All in all, for me, this is a solid, mid-range production from Disney.
Bad watch, probably won’t watch again, and can’t recommend.
Sometimes it is fun to get in the way back machine to visit “classic” movies, but they don’t always hold up. And in some cases, like this, it is a wonder they EVER worked at all. Especially that it is a 1993 Disney movie and focuses on sex, plus a lot of witch lore being based on women being sexual in a time where it was so inappropriate they would be burnt at the stake. I digress.
While the Sanderson sisters are a compelling premise, if sloppy, and an interesting metaphor for the desires of power, hunger, and sex, it goes to an almost cartoonish levels of ridiculous for next to no reasoning.
All the non witch cast do a fine job, and I especially liked Thora Birch’s performance, I can see why she took off so well. As for the witch cast, I have no doubt they did was in the script very well, but the script is overly ridiculous, and even just trying to relax there are jokes that make no sense and just aren’t all that funny.
Ultimately it comes down to being a Halloween themed sub-par Babysitter’s Club, or your choice of child adventure groups.
I prepared my self when I sat down to watch this movie, expecting a boring Disney film not for my generation. But this movie was hilarious! Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker were fantastic in their roles as the witches, especially Midler in her role as Winifred. Unfortunately there is no soundtrack to this film, which is a shame but not a tragedy. Overall a fantastic film that the whole family should enjoy.
They’ll “Put A Spell On You”!
A traditional “Halloween Ghost Story” turns into a real life adventure for 3 kids who break the spell of the Sanderson Sisters. The story is an engaging one and will have even grown-ups pay close attention. The Sanderson Sisters (wonderfully played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy), convicted of witchcraft in Colonial Salem, Massachusetts and put to death some 300 years ago, are brought back to life when “a virgin lights the black candle”. It’s up to two teenagers and an 8 year old to stop the wicked witches from succeeding with their sinister plan: to lure the town’s children to their witch house and “drink” their life-force away from them.
Bette Midler steals the show when the sisters crash a Halloween party, singing “I Put A Spell On You”. There are many “time jokes” as well, having the 17th century sisters “confused” when they experience 20th century life: Blinded by a truck’s head lights, they are convinced the sun is rising; they frantically avoid stepping on a blacktop driveway when they are told that it is “a black lake of death”; unable to find a broomstick, one of the sisters heads for the sky on a Hoover vacuum cleaner. The jokes are pretty good, and I was entertained throughout the film. I have watched “Hocus Pocus” several times already, and will watch it again and again. This is another example of a movie made for kids, but enjoyed by grown-ups as well. Recommended!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Kenny Ortega
Writer David Kirschner (story), Mick Garris (story), Mick Garris (screenplay), Neil Cuthbert (screenplay)
Actors Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz
Awards 2 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Walt Disney Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Spherical, VistaVision (special effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm