If you asked me about Hocus Pocus a week ago, I would've sung its praises without question.
Sure, I hadn’t seen the film in more than a decade, but as far as I was concerned, it had all the makings of an iconic childhood film: mild scares, silly moments, a stellar cast and, of course, all the nostalgia. Bette Midler’s fabulous performance of “I Put a Spell on You” only added to my blind obsession with this Disney comedy. But now, after revisiting the film as an adult, I have to say, I have a serious bone to pick with Hocus Pocus.
I know, I know. The ‘90s flick is a huge classic. One that’s endured as a Halloween staple for nearly three decades and even inspired an upcoming sequel. But before you dismiss my opinion as blasphemy, I implore you to remove that cozy blanket of nostalgia and look at this movie for what it really is: a vehicle for a really terrible protagonist.