Warning: spoilers below for Hocus pocus 2!During Disney+’s highly anticipated newly released Hocus pocus 2In the final moments, Winifred Sanderson (Bette Midler) makes a choice about her sisters who Hocus PocusWinifred would have despised. During the climax of Hocus PocusMax Dennison drinks the Sanderson Sisters’ Life Potion to prevent his sister Dani from doing this. Winnie responds to this selfless act by saying: “What a fool to give up your life for their sister’s.” But in the sequel, Winnie’s view seems to be the opposite.
In both Hocus Pocus and Hocus pocus 2Winnie treats her sisters Mary (Kathy Najimy) and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) badly by insulting them in the movies. However, the little moments of true sisterhood shown in the first film are fleshed out in Hocus pocus 2, which begins with a flashback to the Sanderson Sisters’ childhood. When they flee into the woods and come into contact with an elderly witch (Hannah Waddingham’s Witch Mother), she tells them: “A witch is nothing without her coven.” This is a lesson learned over the course of the film by the new younger characters—Becca (Whitney Peak), Izzy (Belissa Escobedo), and Cassie (Lilia Buckingham)—but Winnie herself is confronted with this lesson again at the end from the film.
Despite her selfishness and harsh treatment of her sisters throughout the film, Winifred loses the other two Sanderson Sisters at the end of the film. Hocus pocus 2she is distraught. Winnie begs Becca and her spellbook Book to do something to bring her sisters back, even if it means giving up her magic. When Book tells Becca how to reunite the sisters by letting Winnie die next to them, Winnie not only accepts her death, but she laughs and thanks Becca and Book for sending her back to her sisters. Despite Disney alluding to a Hocus pocus 3, this seems to be the end of the Sanderson Sisters. in the two Hocus Pocus movies, Winnie’s two endings are completely opposite, and the original Hocus PocusWinnie would have hated the way that would Hocus pocus 2Winnie’s story ends.
Why Winifred’s Hocus Pocus 2 Ending Is Ironic
One of the many ways Winnie belittles her sisters during the two Hocus Pocus movies, she often calls them fools or idiots. Winifred is not kind to fools. When she thinks her sisters are stupid, she often accompanies the insult with a slap. Winnie also doesn’t like to look like a fool, so she reacts dramatically to the many times when a teenager manages to fool her. It’s quite a departure from character for Winnie to make a choice she found foolish the day before (for her – though 29 years passed while she was dead).
In the first Hocus PocusThackery Binx says to Max about Dani, “You don’t know how precious she is until you lose her.” While Max Dani doesn’t lose, it seems Binx’s words are true for Winifred Sanderson. winnie van Hocus Pocus would hate that Winnie from Hocus pocus 2 gives up her life for her sisters, but that’s only because she doesn’t know how precious her sisters are to her. Once Winnie loses Mary and Sarah, as part of… Hocus pocus 2When she comes to the end of her life, she learns that she really is nothing without her covenant, and that makes giving up her life that much less foolish for them. While the end of Winnie’s story in Hocus pocus 2 At odds with her ending in the original movie, it’s still a fitting ending for her and the Sanderson Sisters.