Hotel Transylvania 2 – Review & Opinion

Adam Sandler’s latest kiddie movie served…

Sequel to Hotel Transylvania, it serves surprising laughs, lesser cheese and a new cutie to be in love with.

For those who haven’t watched the first movie, hotel manager Dracula (Adam Sandler) is making arrangements for his daughter Mavis’ (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday, when Jonathan (Andy Samberg), a human, finds his way into Hotel Transylvania. Shenanigans occur, Mavis and Jonathan fall in love, and Dracula busts some moves.

The movie was definitely cheesy, and has the trademark Adam Sandler slapstick, on the verge of being insulting humour here. But it’s good fun, and the final 15 minutes are worth the earlier 70 or so minutes (I’m eyeballing the number here.)

Hotel Transylvania 2 starts off just after the end of the last movie, when Mavis and Jonathan get married, and the inlaws arrive. 

Pictured – Mark (far left), Linda (left), Mavis (right), Jonathan (far right)

Linda is the typical harping mother-in-law, picking on Mavis in little ways (spoiler: She makes Mavis’ side of Jonathan’s room look like a caricature of Halloween.) It’s very funny, and in the end it was resolved.

Just thinking about him makes me laugh. If you’ve seen the trailer, then you know some of the funnies to come. Here’s for those who haven’t sunk their teeth into the movie yet. (See that? *v-v*)

Then, of course, there’s the guy who’s the center of everything. Dennis (Denisovich, to Dracula), Mavis and Jonathon’s five-year-old son. Cute, young, and loves Kakie the Cake Monster. He is one reason you should stay for the entirety for the film. The humour is not bad, but it’s nothing that will have you laughing your head off after you leave the theater. Mavis, being the overprotective mom (which she inherited from Dracula – see the first movie.), shelters Dennis and tries to ‘protect’ him, as he looks nothing like his vampire grandfather and mother. 

There’s not much bad things about this movie, except maybe if you are not sure about Adam Sandler movies. For those skeptics, this is the much more scaled down humour compared to the first movie. If having kids talking annoys you, then you might want to catch Sicario instead. Heard that it’s a good movie. Watch this if you want to know what’s next for Mavis and Jonathon, or if you have kids. Anyone else, I’ll give this a pass.


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