The amazing Dracula Pack is back, better than the original, with fresh animated slapstick for a non-stop adventure ride after Dracula becomes a grandfather. Just like the first film, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has child-friendly sight gags and screwball punchlines, and corny farce humour and the latest scenario also features some ghoulish fun.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 begins after the wedding of Dracula’s daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) to human Jonathan (Andy Samberg) with the full blessing of Dracula (Adam Sandler). Dracula is now fixated with his new grandson’s lack of vampire heritage (with an appearance to remind you immediately of the ginger-headed children in Pixar’s Brave). Dracula, together with his undead and other monstrosities decide it is their duty to teach the toddler how to be the best ever little monster.
In an unexpected twist, Dracula’s dad Vlad (Mel Brooks) is awakened by all the shenanigans and mischief, and Vlad is very upset and disappointed that he has a half human great-grandson.
Well chosen and quite zany voice talents have signed up for this sequel, including the Adam Sandler rat-pack of David Spade, Steve Buscemi and Kevin James.
More atrocious culture shock happens when Mavis finally meets her human in-laws. The scene feels like a very mellow and child friendly version of Meet the Fokkers.
There is a great message attached to all this cute animation, “how to overcome discrimination, by accepting of all kinds of people. “
As expected, the distinctive Adam Sandler awkward, strange but crude humour is evident throughout the film. This humour sits very well with the film’s demographic- teenagers and young children.
Youngsters should be easily entertained by this film. I can best describe this film as like cinematic babysitter. For all of its 89 minutes it should keep your kids permanently glued to their seats.
A kind of perfect movie for parents…except it does not have the same spell-binding effect on adults. It tries to channel one’s inner child but doesn’t succeed because there is very little character development to hold one’s interest.
The film has been a huge box office hit in the States. It has had the highest opening debut for any Sony Pictures Animation film,. As well it comes in as the highest opening debut for an Adam Sandler film since 2005.
With these great stats expect to see the next film in this movie franchise/series in the coming years.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 will screen in cinemas from Thursday 26th November 2015.
Adam Sandler as Count Dracula, the 539-year-old owner and hotel manager of Hotel Transylvania
Andy Samberg as Jonathan (“Johnnystein” & “Count Johnnyfang”), a 28-year-old human and Mavis’ husband
Selena Gomez as Mavis, Dracula’s 125-year-old vampire daughter and Johnny’s wife
Asher Blinkoff as Dennis (Dennisavitch), Mavis and Johnny’s five-year-old half-human, half-vampire son
Kevin James as Frank/Frankenstein
Steve Buscemi as Wayne, a werewolf
David Spade as Griffin the Invisible Man
Keegan-Michael Key as Murray, a mummy
Mel Brooks as Vlad, Dracula’s father
Fran Drescher as Eunice, the wife of Frankenstein
Molly Shannon as Wanda, a werewolf and Wayne’s wife
Nick Offerman as Mike, Johnny’s father
Megan Mullally as Linda, Johnny’s mother
Dana Carvey as Dana, the vampire camp director
Rob Riggle as Bela, Vlad’s bat-like servant
Jonny Solomon as Blobby, a green blob
Sadie Sandler as Winnie, werewolf daughter of Wayne and Wanda
Sunny Sandler as baby Dennis
Jon Lovitz as Hotel Transylvania’s The Phantom of the Opera
Robert Smigel as Marty, a pink gill-man
Chris Kattan as Kakie