History YMMV / HocusPocus

12th Aug '16 8:24:21 PM nombretomado
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** ''Hocus Pocus'' didn't originate the UnusualEuphemism "Yabbos." According to [[http://www.imdb.com/search/text?realm=title&field=quotes&q=Yabbos IMDB]], "yabbos" was used in ''National Lampoon's AnimalHouse for breasts in the phrase "major-league yabbos."

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** ''Hocus Pocus'' didn't originate the UnusualEuphemism "Yabbos." According to [[http://www.imdb.com/search/text?realm=title&field=quotes&q=Yabbos IMDB]], "yabbos" was used in ''National Lampoon's AnimalHouse Film/AnimalHouse for breasts in the phrase "major-league yabbos."
4th Jun '16 5:03:40 PM Adept
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* CriticalDissonance: The movie garnered a 30% "Rotten" score from the critics, but received a much higher score of 70% from the audience.
11th May '16 7:28:10 AM Aruu
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* TheWoobie: Say what you will about the film, overall, but you just can't help but feel very sorry for poor Binx. The poor kid fights for all his worth to save his little sister, just to fail and then endure a PainfulTransformation [[BalefulPolymorph into a cat]]. Then he gets rejected by his father who he was trying to communicate with in his hour of grieving. Finally, and this is the juicy bit, he spends the next few hundreds years, alone, with only his self-appointed duty in keeping the witches from coming back to give him purpose, but otherwise wandering aimlessly through his own personal, eternal hell. The only thing that averts this from being a full on AndIMustScream is that he somehow relearns how to talk as a cat.

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Say what you will about the film, overall, but you just can't help but feel very sorry for poor Binx. The poor kid fights for all his worth to save his little sister, just to fail and then endure a PainfulTransformation [[BalefulPolymorph into a cat]]. Then he gets rejected by his father who he was trying to communicate with in his hour of grieving. Finally, and this is the juicy bit, he spends the next few hundreds years, alone, with only his self-appointed duty in keeping the witches from coming back to give him purpose, but otherwise wandering aimlessly through his own personal, eternal hell. The only thing that averts this from being a full on AndIMustScream is that he somehow relearns how to talk as a cat.cat.
** Max himself. He misses his old home and friends, it's hard moving to a new area, especially when you're a teenager, and his first day of school involves him being humiliated and having his trainers stolen. He's then constantly pestered by his bratty sister, and not once do his parents punish her for annoying him and going into his room, and then is forced to take her out trick or treating. A lot of it is typical teenage angst, but poor Max does seem very down during the start of the movie, especially when he ''tries'' to take refuge in his room. Being harassed for lighting the candle doesn't help matters.
4th Apr '16 3:54:45 PM BlinxTTS
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** The bit where Binx gets flattened by a car then re-inflates is hard to watch (especially for cat owners), even if he shakes it off instantly. "I hate it when that happens."

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** The bit where Binx gets flattened by a car bus then re-inflates is hard to watch (especially for cat owners), even if he shakes it off instantly. "I hate it when that happens."
23rd Jan '16 6:45:24 AM twilicorn
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When Sarah Jessica Parker did ''Who Do You Think You Are'' she was very disturbed to discover that one of her ancestors was accused of being a witch in Salem, MA. Before learning about her ancestor, she says she would rather have her being accused than doing the accusing. [[spoiler:Luckily the witch craze effectively ended ''one month before her trial''.]]

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When Sarah Jessica Parker did ''Who Do You Think You Are'' ''Series/WhoDoYouThinkYouAre'' she was very disturbed to discover that one of her ancestors was accused of being a witch in Salem, MA. Before learning about her ancestor, she says she would rather have her being accused than doing the accusing. [[spoiler:Luckily the witch craze effectively ended ''one month before her trial''.]]
12th Dec '15 7:03:24 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When Sarah Jessica Parker did ''Who Do You Think You Are'' she was very disturbed to discover that one of her ancestors was accused of being a witch in Salem, MA. Before learning about her ancestor, she says she would rather have her being accused then doing the accusing. [[spoiler: Luckily the witch craze effectively ended ''one month before her trial''.]]
* HilariousInHindsight:
** When Max rescues Dani from certain death by the Sanderson Sisters, he says, "I know one kind of power that you don't have!" (or something like that), and Winnie asks, "And what is that, ''dude?''" before he replies with, "It's [[UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine Daylight Savings Time]]," followed by the turned-on car lights pretending to be the sun that harms them. Considering that it was a joke back in 1993 (when DST ended on the last Sunday of October in the U.S.), the new U.S. Daylight Saving Time rules weren't around until 14 years later, when DST now ends on the first Sunday of November from 2007 onward. The joke now still works ''only'' if [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] happens to fall on the day ''before'' the first Sunday of November (i.e., Saturday, October 31).
** Binx, an immortal black cat. Not unlike [[spoiler:Sissel by the end of]] ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When Sarah Jessica Parker did ''Who Do You Think You Are'' she was very disturbed to discover that one of her ancestors was accused of being a witch in Salem, MA. Before learning about her ancestor, she says she would rather have her being accused then than doing the accusing. [[spoiler: Luckily [[spoiler:Luckily the witch craze effectively ended ''one month before her trial''.]]
* HilariousInHindsight:
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HilariousInHindsight: When Max rescues Dani from certain death by the Sanderson Sisters, he says, "I know one kind of power that you don't have!" (or something like that), and Winnie asks, "And what is that, ''dude?''" before he replies with, "It's [[UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine Daylight Savings Time]]," followed by the turned-on car lights pretending to be the sun that harms them. Considering that it was a joke back in 1993 (when DST ended on the last Sunday of October in the U.S.), the new U.S. Daylight Saving Time rules weren't around until 14 years later, when DST now ends on the first Sunday of November from 2007 onward. The joke now still works ''only'' if [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] happens to fall on the day ''before'' the first Sunday of November (i.e., Saturday, October 31).
** Binx, an immortal black cat. Not unlike [[spoiler:Sissel by the end of]] ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''.
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17th Nov '15 9:45:31 PM Phys101
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* {{Squick}}: Tastefully averted. Emily Binx gets all the youth and vitality drained from her at the beginning of the film - but she slumps over in death, leaving only her ''gray hair'' visible. One can only imagine what her ''face'' looks like.

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* {{Squick}}: {{Squick}}:
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Tastefully averted. averted with Emily Binx Binx. She gets all the youth and vitality drained from her at the beginning of the film - but she slumps over in death, leaving only her ''gray hair'' visible. One can only imagine what her ''face'' looks like.like.
** The examples under NauseaFuel above potentially play the trope straight.
** So does Binx being visibly squashed after being run over.
30th Oct '15 8:58:20 PM PriceCheck
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Given the high density of AManIsNotAVirgin jokes directed at ''someone not even 16 yet'', you just have to wonder if the entire staff didn't have access to some kind of illegal substance when they decided '''''that''''' was perfect material for a '''children's film'''. Hell, the illegal substances may be how they paid off the {{Media Watchdog}}s and MoralGuardians to get this released as it is.
21st Oct '15 9:15:32 AM MrDeath
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** The tv version is rated TV-14 in America but is still considered a family friendly Halloween classic.
** The cat getting run over, and seen flattened on-screen, has freaked out many people. In her mostly snarky review, TheNostalgiaChick [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness shrieked out seriously]], "This is a kids movie, right?"

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** The tv TV version is rated TV-14 in America but is still considered a family friendly Halloween classic.
** The cat getting run over, and seen flattened on-screen, has freaked out many people. In her mostly snarky review, TheNostalgiaChick [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness shrieked out seriously]], "This is a kids movie, right?"
21st Oct '15 1:28:03 AM Phys101
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** The cat getting run over, and seen flattened on-screen, has freaked out many people. In her mostly snarky review, TheNostalgiaChick [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness shrieked out seriously]], "This is a kids movie, right?"
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