I have a Disney sin I need to confess. Last weekend, I watched Hocus Pocus for the very first time in my life. I know, please don’t hang me like a witch for this, I understand it’s totally unacceptable that it’s taken me this long. If it’s any consolation, I thought that the movie was excellent, and I totally understand why it has become such a cult classic.
I was lucky enough to watch Hocus Pocus in the movie theatre for the 30th anniversary, and I felt completely transformed back to 1993. I loved the badly-performed teen-bully characters. Kid’s movies love to shoehorn bullies as mini obstacles before the real conflict begins, and I eat it up every time. I was surprised by how many times the young protagonist’s virginity was brought up; it got funnier and funnier as the movie went on, especially in the closing line. And, of course, what can I say that hasn’t already been said about the Sanderson sisters? I’m afraid their iconicness defies description, so it’s time to move on to some slightly less iconic Disney memes.