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Hotel Transylvania 2 Reviews

September 30, 2015
"Hotel Transylvania 2" is an unfortunate throwback to about 20 years ago, when animated movies were more widely accepted as cinematic babysitters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 29, 2015
Hotel Transylvania 2 is the greatest movie Adam Sandler and Kevin James have ever made together. I believe this is called "damning with faint praise."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2015
So much attention has been paid to crafting a relentless string of in-jokes meant for ancient horror fans that the storyline limps from tired blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2015
Yes, every joke in the film is low-hanging fruit, but not a single one is left unpicked.
September 25, 2015
The onslaught [of gags] isn't painful, but neither does it do much to distract from the ho-hum story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 25, 2015
This subpar sequel barely comes close to being as amusing as any run-of-the-mill "Munsters" TV episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 25, 2015
"Be yourself" proves the obvious takeaway from these exploits, this being a children's movie. I'm just not sure the message rang clear among the sounds of the children screaming.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 25, 2015
The whole thing is amiable and colorful and surprisingly low on body-function gags. It may not kill you to take your kids.
September 24, 2015
Genndy Tartakovsky is a talented director who knows how to telegraph what an animated character is thinking and doing and how to move a character in ways that suggest personality. He deserves a more interesting assignment.
September 24, 2015
There's still no shortage of sight gags, but most of them work.
September 24, 2015
It's an episodic, energetically animated gag factory from the pen of Adam Sandler, and while it's the best screenplay to bear his name in years, it also warps some overfamiliar family-movie concerns until they become unavoidable in their ickiness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 24, 2015
Hotel Transylvania 2 is better than the original. Mind you, this is a low hurdle to clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 24, 2015
Tartakovsky hasn't created the sort of sequel that eclipses the original, but then again the original wasn't exactly "Toy Story" or "How to Train Your Dragon."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 24, 2015
While the first Hotel Trans had humour for both younger and older audiences, this one will likely fall short in its appeal to adults, although there's plenty for the little monsters to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 24, 2015
The jokes stink like the Mummy's armpits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 24, 2015
Many of the wisecracks are low-hanging fruit (like jokes about the rampant gentrification of the Transylvanian countryside), but most of them still land ...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 24, 2015
Great movies like "ParaNorman" and "Frankenweenie" showed the laughs you could get out of funny fiends; "Hotel Transylvania 2" just digs up a few corny gags.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 24, 2015
Whereas the jokes in the Grown Ups series feel reactionary and bullying, the family-friendly Hotel Transylvania gags instead come off as clever and humane, even when they're making fun of helicopter moms and lawsuit-sensitive summer camps.
September 24, 2015
Its plot comes across as just a rickety skeleton designed to prop up Sandler and company's litany of cornball punchlines and gags, only a few of which cleverly play off of these characters' iconography
September 24, 2015
It's a cute enough diversion, but it doesn't really amount to much more than Saturday morning cartoons.