The short version is I loved it.
I know emotions are going to be running high because many of us have so much invested in this movie. The original was a defining component of many of our entrances into witchcraft, and it feels a bit like our personal identities are on the chopping block. I went out of my way not to speculate, not to read reviews, and to know as little as possible going in.
I’ve got a lot of processing to do, and I’ll be getting a bit more critical in subsequent watchings, but I wanted to record my initial, gut reactions.
Enjoy! I know lots of reviews will be popping up in the coming days, and I’m excited to hear what others think!