‘Hocus Pocus’ has become a cult favorite. How does the sequel stack up?

Chief Kenny Ortega's 1993 film Hocus Pocus was definitely not a hit when it was first delivered,

yet history has been benevolent to it, and transformed it into a Halloween custom of sorts for offspring of a specific age (and their youngsters, generally speaking).

What's more, since this is when all that old is in the end new once more — especially assuming it's acquired the kind of post-discharge ubiquity Hocus Pocus has delighted in

— Disney has chosen to bring the sorcerous Sanderson sisters back for one more experience in Hocus Pocus 2.

Hocus Pocus 2 evokes unique cast individuals Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson,

Separately, the triplet of witches who were coincidentally revived in the 1993 film and threatened the town of Salem prior to being crushed by a gathering of bright teens and an enchanted dark feline.

This time around, the movie highlights Move forward and 27 Dresses chief Anne Fletcher behind the camera,

And follows one more gathering of Salem youngsters who accidentally release the Sanderson sisters on the town once more, 29 years after the occasions of the first film.

Fans of the 1993 film will find plenty to like about Hocus Pocus 2, which manages to channel much of the same energy, humor, and seasonal playfulness of its predecessor.