HOLIDAY FLICK: The characters Dennis and Dracula with Wayne and Frank in a scene from the movie Hotel Transylvania 2. Photo Sony Pictures Animation.
HOLIDAY FLICK: The characters Dennis and Dracula with Wayne and Frank in a scene from the movie Hotel Transylvania 2. Photo Sony Pictures Animation. Sony Pictures Animation

MOVIE REVIEW: Hotel Transylvania 2 sends message

WELCOME back to Hotel Transylvania.

The monsters, vampires and humans all party and celebrate with the wedding of a century, where vampire Mavis (Selena Gomez) is wedded to her former human boyfriend, Jonathon (Andy Samberg).

Everyone has a monster of a time and a year later they are excited to announce the arrival of their new half human-half vampire son Dennis (Asher Blinkoff).

While everyone is thrilled that Dennis is a happy and healthy boy, the main concern lies in Dennis's Vam-Pa Dracula (Adam Sandler), desperately awaiting the arrival of his first grandson's fangs to come through and finally prove he is a vampire after all.

Overall, the movie was a great hit.

Written by Robert Smigel and Adam Sandler, it contained a lot of adult humour which wasn't expected and I really enjoyed.

I was somewhat surprised how "cool and hip" kids movies are getting, throwing in the mention to Facebook and Facetime phone calls.

In addition to the inclusion of trending technology, the movie also included a deeper meaning where the world is now a more diverse place to live, where they are now more accepted in the human community (for monsters and vampires).

I think this was a great message to portray to children as we start to unite towards a more accepting community that embraces change rather than fearing it.

Hotel Transylvania 2

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Writer: Robert Smigel and Adam Sandler

Dracula: Adam Sandler (voice)

Jonathan: Andy Samberg (voice)

Mavis: Selena Gomez (voice)

Rating: 4/5 Popcorns

Reviewer: Rebecca Gallehawk and Chelsea Flick

TO SEE the movie through the eyes of a child, we interviewed Chelsea Flick, The Morning Bulletin's youngest movie reviewer, as she pulls apart the movie to tell us what she thought.

Q: How old are you Chelsea?

A: Six, today.

Q: What sort of movies do you like?

A: Snow White, The Little Mermaid.

Q: Did you like the 3D movie?

A: Yes, the screen looked fizzy without the glasses on but with them on all of the characters were jumping out of the screen. It looked like the bats were flying over my head.

Q: What part of the movie did you like best?

A: I liked when Dennis turned into a bat.

Q: Who were your favourite characters?

A: Whitney the little wolf and Dennis's mum Mavis, because they are girls.

Q:Were there any parts you didn't like?

A: I was worried when the Van-Pa threw Dennis off the tower because he couldn't fly, but he saved him. And I was a bit scared when the big dragon (bat) got Whitney and Dennis.

Q: What would you give the movie out of 5 popcorns?

A: Five for the good parts but only one for the scary parts so four overall.



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