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TheModernDaVinci 20 points ago +20 / -0

Why millennials will love the sequel

Imma stop you there chief. Every millennial I know LOVES the original Hocus Pocus (to the point that I am the weirdo for having never seen it), and the few who have even heard of the sequel existing have said "Why?" or "It looks like shit."

So if that was the plan, you failed.

cartoonericroberts 13 points ago +13 / -0

My wife is the target audience, and her reaction to it was, "well, that was shit." I took the opportunity for a nap, but main character was black, friend was hispanic, estranged friend who had apparently abandoned them was white. Ancillary male friend was white and a dimwit. Within the first ten minutes main character said some blither blather about the patriarchy. Sanderson sisters driven to witchcraft by mean christians- I guess the whole story of hocus pocus isn't going to sit well with progressives because it's Salem killing witches who actually are witches and do in fact want to eat children.

RoulerBleu 18 points ago +18 / -0

I loved the original movie. Never going to bother with the pathetic woke "diversified" sequel.

Aside : I always roll my eyes at the "we wuz persecuted witches in Salem" wiccan "mythology".

There was no "witch" in Salem. Only a bored, attention-seeking young woman falsely-accusing others, starting a mass hysteria, targetting a 100% Christian population.

cccpneveragain 2 points ago +2 / -0

You're not a weirdo. I'm a millennial (supposedly) and I've never seen it either. Or, if I have it was a very long time ago and left no impression on me at all.

Only person I know that's seen it is a zoomer and he told me it sucked. Although if I'm honest I'm surprised he watched it at all.

cartoonericroberts 5 points ago +5 / -0

I read the Hocus Pocus article and it really doesn't give any reasons that the original was bad besides it was poorly reviewed and flopped and the box office, or why the sequel is good besides it's self aware which for the sequel to a "guilty pleasure" type movie is usually not a positive. There's some gargling of Disney's balls thrown in for good measure.

TheImpossible1 3 points ago +8 / -5

Reminds me of Yahoo tweeting out that America needs a much "nigger" navy.

As for the story, it's not really proof that they're going to start honestly reporting on women's crimes. It's just that it's a big story and they can't hope it dies in the local news.

AntonioOfVenice -1 points ago +1 / -2

As for the story, it's not really proof that they're going to start honestly reporting on women's crimes.

But is it a signal for the women to come out and all start killing men?

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LinkR 1 point ago +1 / -0

I feel like I was the only one to get kind of an existential crisis from Hocus Pocus as a kid. The backstory of the cat was incredibly fucked up. Anyone else?

JustHereForTheSalmon 1 point ago +1 / -0

This story isn't yet about women.

It will be when she's given 3 month probation for murdering someone.

TheImpossible1 0 points ago +3 / -3

Three months? That's practically draconian!

She will have to pay a small fine and promise not to do it again.

AntonioOfVenice 2 points ago +3 / -1

You said the same thing about Kim Potter. Except that you wisened up here and aren't making the ultrastupid predictions, like that the prosecutors will quietly drop the charges.

We'll see when the conviction comes, no?