I’m a big fan of animated movies. It helps that these days the people who write them are adding in content aimed at amusing adults since they generally aren’t just leaving kids at the movies by themselves.
If you’re not familiar with the first movie, Hotel Transylvania is about the vampire Dracula (Adam Sandler) who runs a hotel (clever title, no?) for monsters. A human, Jonny, (Andy Samberg) finds his way in and ends up falling in love with Dracula’s daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez). Obviously Dracula isn’t cool with this, but finds his way to acceptance by the end of the movie.
Hotel Transylvania 2 pretty much picks up where the first movie leaves off. The movie starts with Mavis and Jonny getting married and speeds through to them having a kid, Denisovitch, and focuses on Dracula’s obsession with whether his grandson is a vampire.
There weren’t a lot of people in the theater with me, which may have explained why I was the only person laughing most of the time. It could also just have been some cultural differences because there are a lot of American pop culture references. Either way, I thought the movie was hilarious.
The storyline is pretty classic so don’t expect anything surprising or particularly new. It’s basically “Can someone accept something they’re not familiar with?” But, I don’t think we’re always looking for something new and enlightening every time we go see a film. Sometimes you just want to be able to laugh at something silly for an hour and a half. If you’re in the mood for something light, with or without kids, check it out.
Dose of Lyndsy: Approved