Hocus Pocus Reviews
Hocus Pocus can be perceived as a mixed bag of ideas and feelings: characters are likeable, but aren't fleshed out enough; it can come across as mean-spirited in parts, but you can see where the heart comes into play in others; it has plenty of moments for kids, but has moments that can potentially lead to genuine upset. So, with that taking into account, it does come across as disjointed in tone and structure.
But the performances of the actors, who are all very good, especially Midler, who ends up stealing every scene she's in with her hammy performance, can help you forgive and forget the movie's lack of balance.
All in all, Hocus Pocus is loud, wacky, spooky, and often touching. I recognise some its problems, and it has many, I can't lie about that; however, it is an underrated romp for kids, and they should see it at least once in their lives on Halloween, tucked up with the family, as was Disney's usual intention with their films.