Hotel Transylvania 2 Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Hotel Transylvania 2

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild animated violence and some scary scenes.

  • The pitch:

    Takes a while to grow its fangs.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Asher Blinkoff, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon

  • Directed by:

    Genndy Tartakovsky

  • Running time:

    89 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are punched, hit, uppercut, slammed, crushed, throat-grabbed, swallowed, thrown to the ground, thrown through the air/from a high tower, stretched, hit by/with objects, nipple-twisted, kicked, caught on fire, shrunk, mobbed by werewolves. Explosions, burning buildings/car. Objects smashed, characters climb/fall from a rickety structure. Animals (flies) eaten. Growling, roaring, screaming, howling. Blood/gore: Bottle of blood-like liquid, spitting blood, blood spatter/on clothing. A heart is plucked out of a chest, a character removes his own head, a zombie's hand comes off; broken hand. Dead pigeon. Cutting finger off, drinking blood, getting disembowled and eaten, never breathing again mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kiss. A male character dresses as a woman; cleavage. Shirtless characters, character in underwear, skimpy costume (magician's assistant).

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (champagne, bottles of wine, goblets on table).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Butt, boobies. Name-calling.

  • THEMES:

    Love, family, pregnancy, parenting, father-daughter relationships, shape-shifting, birthdays, social media, adventure, in-laws, child endangerment, summer camps, monsters, acceptance, tolerance, identity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased mother/wife/grandmother mentioned. Wedding, airport settings. Birth scene (non-explicit). Bats, werewolves, vampires, mummies, spiders/web, sheep, deer, dogs, snake, ravens, flies, squirrel, mice, ducks, skeletons, skulls, aqua creatures, Big Foot, jelly man, invisible characters, octopus creatures, witches, zombies, phantom, sharp fangs, scary red faces, monster rabbit, giant chicken, clown. Lightning, thunder, full moon, plane, toilet, urination, hearses. Regurtitation, levitation, licking, raspberry blowing/spittle/drool, bile. Fish, unappealing meals eaten. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Rowdy, amusing, silly, inoffensive, zany. Family friendly/rapid-fire jokes, outrageous visuals, improved character development, sharper/deeper animation, plenty of sight gags, some surprisingly relevant themes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Safe, predictable, tame, frantic, forced, tepid, unimaginative, mediocre. Juvenile action scenes, feels patched together, noticeable product placement.

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