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Hotel Transylvania 2
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03.02.2016 By: J.A. Hamilton
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Director:
Genndy Tartakovsky

Actors:
Adam Sandler
Andy Samberg
Selena Gomez

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Hotel Transylvania is back and open for business…even for humans. Things are good, but worried that his grandson isn’t going to embrace his vampire side, Drac and his boys decided to toughen him up with a little monster boot camp action.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Now I know what you all might be thinking, you saw Adam Sandler’s name and automatically thought ‘pass’. Okay, so he may have that coming, but as shocking as this might sound, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 is actually a hell of a good time. Sure, the first one didn’t break any new ground with the whole ‘Romeo and Juliet’ storyline, but now that’s it’s out of the way, the characters are all introduced, and we’ve gotten full run of the hotel, what we end up with is a pretty solid sequel.

Having a four year old daughter running wild throughout my household means I have to watch all these movies, and though there are many gems out there, there’s more than a few stinkers. Not only is this one full of laughs (of both the kiddie and the adult kind), I’m also fond of the colorful animation, especially considering this is a flick about monsters. The soundtrack is also quite good, so good that my wife actually put the theme song, ‘I’m in love with a monster’ on her car mix. Whether or not that’s a good thing remains to be seen, but as for the movie, the song tracks are top notch, as is the voice talent.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 is a warmhearted, fun, over the top surprise that will win over the entire family. Do I see adults renting this if they don’t have kids? If they’re die hard animation fans, sure, but other than that, probably not. That said, there are far worse children’s movies out there to sit through. The monster boot camp is hilarious, the characters are a blast—blobby’s my favorite, but Drac’s old school father, Vlad is a fantastic addition (and voiced by Mel Brooks no less). There are ups and downs in the animation game, but this one’s a win for the genre as well as Adam Sandler, and boy did he need one.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary: They went all out here with two commentaries, one with director Genndy Tartakovsky, and one with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert. The Sandler one is the way to go if you want a hilarious extra take on the film.

Monster Lullaby Scare-oke Sing Along with Dennisovich: Just like it says, we get three lullabies to rock out to, Hush Little Monster, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat and Vlad Had A Little Drac.

How To Throw the Ultimate Monster Party: A five step process to making your kid’s next birthday a Hotel Transylvania 2 shindig to remember. Pretty cool actually.

Deleted Scenes: Almost twenty minutes worth, nothing too crazy, but the Hotel Transylvania vacation commercial was pretty funny.

Make the Scary and Silly Sounds of HT2: A perfect way for any child to learn more ways to get on people’s nerves. Thanks guys.

The New Guys: A look at the new characters in the film. Again, how can you go wrong with Mel Brooks as Vlad?

How to Draw Your Favorite Character: Some tips on how to doodle the monsters from the movie.

Music Video: You guessed it, “I’m In Love With A Monster” by Fifth Harmony. Catchy tune, watch at your own risk.

Meet the New Characters-Animation Progression: Another look at the new crew, and the creative process behind their birth on screen. There’s also a full character sketch gallery.

Previews: There are a slew of trailers, a DVD and DIGITAL HD Copy of the movie as well as some coupons.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Sandler and his crew may have had some duds over the years, but these are good guys that get along like no other group out there, so give them a funny little script like this, and they just kill it. Is it primarily for kids? Yes, but if you like these guys, and their humor, you’ll enjoy it too.
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