History YMMV / HocusPocus

15th Apr '18 7:36:35 AM GoombasAreGods
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The human form of Thackery Binx is played by Sean Murray, better known his role as Tim [=McGee=] in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' ten years later.
8th Apr '18 4:55:55 PM Phys101
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** Sarah's "lucky rat-tail" -- still there after 300 years.
20th Mar '18 8:52:26 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* EvilIsCool: The Sanderson sisters are much funnier and more interesting than most of the protagonists, ''and'' get an iconic VillainSong that doubles as an EarWorm. The only thing that keeps RootingForTheEmpire from kicking in is they're targeting children.
* EvilIsSexy: Sarah is played by Sarah Jessica Parker in her prime, with beautiful blonde RapunzelHair, a dress that shows plenty of cleavage and plenty of innuendo jokes. She's a HotWitch if ever there was one.
* HamAndCheese: The film is corny, sure, but those witches sure make up for it. Bette Midler did call this her favourite role after all.

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* EvilIsCool: The Sanderson sisters are much funnier and more interesting than most of the protagonists, heroes, ''and'' get an iconic VillainSong that doubles as an EarWorm. The only thing that keeps RootingForTheEmpire from kicking in is they're targeting children.
* EvilIsSexy: Sarah is played by Sarah Jessica Parker in her prime, with beautiful blonde RapunzelHair, hair, a dress that shows plenty of cleavage and plenty makes lots of innuendo jokes. She's a HotWitch if ever there was one.
* HamAndCheese: The film is corny, sure, but those witches sure make up for it. Bette Midler did call called this her favourite role after all.



* HollywoodHomely: The witches are frequently referred to as "ugly" or "hags" by the protagonists - except for Sarah who's MsFanservice - but Winnie and Mary lean more towards UglyCute.

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* HollywoodHomely: The witches are frequently referred to as "ugly" or "hags" by the protagonists - MainCharacters- except for Sarah who's MsFanservice - but Winnie and Mary lean more towards UglyCute.



** So does Binx being visibly squashed after being run over.

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** So does Binx being is visibly squashed after being run over.



* ToyShip: Thackery/''Dani'', if you can believe it.

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* ToyShip: Thackery/''Dani'', if you can believe it. While it's true that they do a lot of bonding in the film, it's more along the lines of LikeBrotherAndSister.



** Considering how constantly it points out Max's lack of a sex life...

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** Considering how constantly it points out Max's lack of a sex life...(Virgin!)



** 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 Thackery 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.



** 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.

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** 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 he 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.
9th Dec '17 2:58:30 PM Zeiss
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** In the 1964 short WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "Bewitched Bunny", Hanzel and Gretel turn to Witch Hazel and say, "Ack, your mother rides a vacuum cleaner" before fleeing.

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** In the 1964 short WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "Bewitched Bunny", Hanzel and Gretel turn to Witch Hazel and say, "Ack, your mother rides a vacuum cleaner" cleaner!" before fleeing.
31st Oct '17 7:10:39 PM NWolfman
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** The two bullies are [[Film/{{Clerks}} a tall, loud, skinny blond guy named Jay and his shorter, chubby sidekick with a nickname]].
27th Oct '17 2:39:11 PM bt8257
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** "I Put A Spell On You" is a catchy up-beat VillainSong sung by ''Creator/BetteMidler''. It would have to be this.

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** "I Put A a Spell On on You" is a catchy up-beat VillainSong sung by ''Creator/BetteMidler''. It would have to be this.



* HarsherInHindsight: When Sarah Jessica Parker did ''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''.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: When Sarah Jessica Parker did ''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 [[spoiler:Luckily, the witch craze effectively ended ''one month before her trial''.]]



** The ColdOpen is utter NightmareFuel. Emily, a little girl from Salen, is hypnotized and forced to drink a potion that allows the witches to suck out her life, and she's killed within seconds. It's unclear if she's even aware of what happens. Thackeray, her brother, is ForcedToWatch after he's changed into a cat.

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** The ColdOpen is utter NightmareFuel. Emily, a little girl from Salen, Salem, is hypnotized and forced to drink a potion that allows the witches to suck out her life, and she's killed within seconds. It's unclear if she's even aware of what happens. Thackeray, her brother, is ForcedToWatch after he's changed into a cat.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The TV version in America is rated TV-14 but it's still considered a family-friendly classic:

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The TV version in America is rated TV-14 TV-14, but it's is still considered a family-friendly classic:
1st Oct '17 9:22:29 AM Jayalaw
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** The ColdOpen is utter NightmareFuel. Emily, a little girl from Salen, is hypnotized and forced to drink a potion that allows the witches to suck out her life, and she's killed within seconds. It's unclear if she's even aware of what happens. Thackeray, her brother, is ForcedToWatch after he's changed into a cat.
** Mr. Binx demanding to know where his son is, which doubles as TearJerker. What makes it terrifying is that the witches, tied up and strung on the gallows, laugh and refuse to answer. Even when facing death, they remain utterly petty.


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** Then there is Mr. Binx, Emily and Thackeray's father. He finds out that [[AdultFear his little girl is missing]], and that his son is going after the local witches. He manages to raise an angry mob and subdue the witches, but he finds his daughter's corpse rapidly aged in the cottage, and Thackeray nowhere in sight. The scene where he interrogates the witches on the gallows about his son's whereabouts is quite a TearJerker, especially when Binx in cat form tries to approach him and he doesn't realize the truth.
1st Oct '17 8:56:22 AM Jayalaw
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* AngstWhatAngst:
** A justified example; after being brutally murdered, [[spoiler:Emily in her three hundred years of afterlife found time to cope with the trauma. By the time she comes to fetch her brother Thackeray, she's a CheerfulChild who asks her brother why it took him so long to reach heaven.]]
** Averted with Thackeray Binx. He carries the trauma and guilt of failing Emily as he wanders around in cat form for hundreds of years. The only time he's truly happy is when Max and Danni offer to make him part of their family, [[spoiler:and when he's finally freed from his curse and allowed to move on to the afterlife.]]
** Also averted with Dani, a BrattyHalfPint who finds herself chased by witches who want to suck her dry and hurt her new cat friend. At the end of the movie, she sobs when [[spoiler:Binx dies and she's begging him to wake up.]]
9th Sep '17 5:36:03 AM rjd1922
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* NeverLiveItDown: Max's perpetual virgin shaming (he's 15 btw). It tends to be overblown by non-fans, but there are plenty of viewers who are so turned off by it that they're willing to dismiss the whole movie as a result.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Max's perpetual virgin shaming VirginShaming (he's 15 btw).15, by the way). It tends to be overblown by non-fans, but there are plenty of viewers who are so turned off by it that they're willing to dismiss the whole movie as a result.
3rd Aug '17 4:24:01 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* NeverLiveItDown: Max's perpetual virgin shaming. It tends to be overblown by non-fans, but there are plenty of viewers who are so turned off by it that they're willing to dismiss the whole movie as a result.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Max's perpetual virgin shaming.shaming (he's 15 btw). It tends to be overblown by non-fans, but there are plenty of viewers who are so turned off by it that they're willing to dismiss the whole movie as a result.
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