Hotel Transylvania 2 film review

UK release date: 16/10/15

Runtime: 89 minutes

Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Mel Brooks

It’s rare for a sequel to be better than its predecessor. This isn’t one of those films…but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad film. It’s a small gap making the first film better than this one.

The film leads in with a film score that kicks in with perfect timing. The animation of the building, (particularly the hotel), is very impressive.

But let’s get to the good stuff, the pace is excellent. It’ll immediately have you smiling and there’s so much to grab your attention that’ll it will keep you, and children, engaged.

The entire crew is there and they’re all great. Little Dennis is adorable and his rapport with his grandfather is adorable.

Mavis reaction’s smack of cliché to me, but without them I suppose the plot wouldn’t work. As for Johnny, for the first fifteen minutes…he’s weird, well weirder than usual and as in not concerning the plot weird. After that he’s back to the normal Johnny of the first film.

Johnny’s family are…annoying, but, again, useful plot device. One thing I don’t get about them is there reaction at the end of the film.

I would’ve loved to see more of the wolf pups, but who knows maybe in the next film! (If they make one.) In fact, I love to have a film with the children as the main characters.

I’ve seen most, if not all, of the trailers, and there were bits in the trailer that were not in the film…why?!

To sum up, great soundtrack, excellent pacing, re-playable value

Was it worth the watch? Yes, great for kids and adults will enjoy it too.

Would I watch it again? Yes, it has very good replay value.

Stars: 5/6


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