Hotel Transylvania 2 Reviews

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December 1, 2015
Kids are not likely to get the jokes about Gary Oldman​'s wig in the 1992 film Dracula, nor sympathise closely with the emotional difficulties Drac faces in becoming a grandparent. Adults... will have seen virtually all of this before.
October 15, 2015
Hotel Transylvania 2 is a consistently amusing vampire animation.
October 15, 2015
A fangless sequel.
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.
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."
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.
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.
September 25, 2015
This subpar sequel barely comes close to being as amusing as any run-of-the-mill "Munsters" TV episode.
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.
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.
September 24, 2015
Hotel Transylvania 2 is better than the original. Mind you, this is a low hurdle to clear.
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."
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.
September 24, 2015
The jokes stink like the Mummy's armpits.
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 ...
September 24, 2015
Unfortunately, what squeaked across the finish line last time falls short here. We're left with flat, annoying characters and a rote storyline that's too high of a hurdle even for Tartakovsky's visual dynamism.
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