Actors: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez
MPAA rating: PG
Running time: 89 minutes
Tagline: They're back to raise a little terror
The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little do they know that Drac's grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood - and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania - things are going to get batty!I picked this movie because I didn't, it was Bunny's pick
What I liked the Most? Winnie (she is my favorite)
What I liked the Least? I personally didn't like the message through most of the movie about being "normal" is the best thing
Review: This sequel to the 2012 original film is a monster mash, but unfortunately it's not a graveyard smash. It's a very watchable family friendly flick for the Halloween season.
Hotel Transylvania 2 tells the story of Dracula, who is now more open-minded with his relationship with human beings, or at least pretending to be for Mavis' sake. While things are going great on the business side, Dracula aka Vampa is worried about his family with most of that worry about half-vampire/half-human grandson Dennis. Dennis hasn't shown any signs of being a vampire. Mavis believes that the castle may not to be the best place to raise a human child, so she wants to visits her in-laws place in California with her husband Jonathan (and his back pack) to see if that's a good place to relocate. Dracula fearing that he would miss out on raising his grandson tries to push Dennis to let his inner monster out. Then Mavis will have to change her mind about moving.
Will Vampa be successful with his shenanigans or will Mavis move to California? You gotta watch the movie to find out!
Without spoiling the movie, my personal opinion is that this movie was somewhat disappointing. Yeah, there are some positive messages about family unity, tolerance and diversity, BUT I found Mavis to be a bit shallow and disappointing. Jonathan doesn't want to move because he loves the Hotel, but she doesn't EVEN consider his side of things. Not to mention, there is a lack of social commentary (unless you count all the product ads) and funny humor that made the first movie shine so well. And I missed the music aspect! My favoritist role has got to be Winnie, I love her sense of self.
The whole dramatic flip ending with Vlad was extremely anticlimatic and really comes out of left field. It simply wasn't believable, how does an extremely prejudiced vampire, change his views in roughly two minutes just because his great-grandson is half-human. It felt very cheap & unreal.
Summation: Hotel Transylvania 2 doesn't reach the same epicness that 1 did, it's still a great Halloween treat.
Recommended to: Fans of the first movie
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