Doesn’t com­pletely suck

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re­leased 15 Fe­bru­ary 2015 | U | Blu- ray/ DVD

Di­rec­tor Gen­ndy Tar­takovsky

Cast Adam San­dler, Andy Sam­berg,

Se­lena Gomez, Kevin James

In 2012’ s Ho­tel Tran­syl­va­nia, Drac­ula was an over­pro­tec­tive fa­ther forced to come to terms with the fact that his daugh­ter had not only grown up, but fallen in love with a hu­man. In this se­quel, Mavis mar­ries Jonathan and they have a son – but young Dennis is look­ing wor­ry­ingly like his dad, and Mavis is think­ing about mov­ing to Cal­i­for­nia to give him a “nor­mal” life among hu­mans. With the move date loom­ing, Drac­ula must try to bring out the monster in his grand­son be­fore he leaves the ho­tel be­hind.

It’s mildly amus­ing, with a few good vis­ual gags, and chil­dren should en­joy watch­ing it at least once. But if you’ve seen the trailer, in which Dennis is dropped from a great height in an ef­fort to force him to fly, be warned that this is about the most en­ter­tain­ing scene in the en­tire film. An un­de­mand­ing an­i­ma­tion with one- note char­ac­ters and an end­ing that’s never re­ally in doubt.

Ex­tras The DVD has two com­men­taries, a sketch gallery and a mu­sic video. The Blu- ray adds deleted scenes, a sin­ga­long, and fun fea­turettes on mak­ing scary sounds/ draw­ing the char­ac­ters/ throw­ing a monster party. Rhian Drinkwa­ter

Six- year- old Asher Blinkoff’s favourite part of voic­ing Dennis was get­ting driven around Sony in a golf cart. Aw.

The dog’s con­sti­pa­tion fi­nally broke.

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