Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

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Plot: Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

Rating: 7/10

I barely recall what happened in the first Hotel Transylvania, but I know I really loved it. I definitely remember the scream cheese, and to this day I find it ridiculously funny. Thus I was quite apprehensive to sit down for the sequel – not only do I have the honest and justified fear for sequelitis, I also really didn’t want to spoil the feelings I had to the first movie, especially considering the fact that I stand firm on the belief that I don’t like animation as a genre.

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HT2 suffers just a little bit from sequelitis – it’s just not as cute or fun as the first film. I didn’t laugh as outrageously or root for the poor monsters as much, but it was still quite a lot of fun. Considering that Adam Sandler is involved in this film, it is a great. The film has a lot of notable names voicing the characters – Selena Gomez as Mavis, Andy Samberg is Jonathan, Mel Brooks as Vlad and Kevin James as Frankenstein – and that is only naming a few. It works because the voices suit the characters and aren’t as obviously placed as The Jungle Book.

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HT2 never gets going really. I have to say I found it odd that they would touch child birthing in a movie– very awkward topics for parents to discuss with their children. Talk about interesting conversation topics coming up!

I liked the ending, but let’s face it – it would have had more impact if Dennis wasn’t a vampire in the end and then carried the message that it was okay to be normal and that you could be loved then as well.

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Have you seen Hotel Transylvania 2? What did you think?

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3 thoughts on “Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

  1. I agree with you completely, I remember loving Hotel Transylvania when it came out, but the sequel really didn’t live up to it. Still, it’s fun listening out for those voice actors 🙂
    – Allie

    • I enjoyed the sequel, I truly did, but it had to suffer from sequelitis 😦 The voice actors in here did a great job! Thanks for stopping by Allie 🙂

  2. I wasn’t particularly blown away by the first – and most people were sure I would be. I liked it just fine, but didn’t love it or anything. For that reason I haven’t been bothered with this. Okay, I lie. It’s the animation that set me off.

    Great write up bestie!

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