This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)

This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)

Review: The witches return in lively ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Surprisingly for a sequel based on a mediocre film, Hocus Pocus 2 is actually pretty fun

The nostalgia for “Hocus Pocus” has always been a bit of a mystery to me.

There is nothing new about kids loving mediocre films and carrying that soft spot into adulthood, but I was in the right demographic when “Hocus Pocus” came out in the summer of 1993 (age 9, approaching third grade) and remember it being just OK.

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