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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

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Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

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Genndy Tartakovsky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Dracula (voice)
Andy Samberg ... Jonathan (voice)
Selena Gomez ... Mavis (voice)
Kevin James ... Frankenstein (voice)
Steve Buscemi ... Wayne (voice)
David Spade ... Griffin (voice)
Keegan-Michael Key ... Murray (voice)
Asher Blinkoff Asher Blinkoff ... Dennis (voice)
Fran Drescher ... Eunice (voice)
Molly Shannon ... Wanda (voice)
Megan Mullally ... Grandma Linda (voice)
Nick Offerman ... Grandpa Mike (voice)
Dana Carvey ... Dana (voice)
Rob Riggle ... Bela (voice)
Mel Brooks ... Vlad (voice)
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The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little do they know that Drac's grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood - and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania - things are going to get batty! Written by Sony Pictures

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The only thing scarier than being a monster is babysitting one. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

CeeLo Green did not reprise his role as the voice of Murray the Mummy due to being arrested. Keegan-Michael Key replaced him in this film, same said for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018). See more »

Goofs

Dennis dropped from the tower for more than 20 seconds before being caught by his grandfather. In reality, the tower should be over 2,000 meters tall, surpassing all the current tallest buildings in the world; but in the early version of the screenplay, the tower was described as merely 200 feet high. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dracula: Welcome! Welcome!
Bigfoot: Congrats, Drac. Holy smokes, everybody's here.
Suits of Armour: Mr. and Mrs. Loughran, the parents of the groom, and family.
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Crazy Credits

Like the first movie, the Columbia Pictures lady turns into a vampire bat in the title screen sequence. See more »

Alternate Versions

The home video and digital releases alter a line of dialogue spoken by Kakie the Cake Monster that proved controversial: Kakie (Theatrical Version): Slow down, Wuzzlelumplebum! The scariest monster of all is diabetes! Kakie (Home/Digital Version): Slow down, Wuzzlelumplebum! (Chuckles) See more »

Connections

References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Kid Ink (as Brian Collins), Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (as Mikkel Eriksen), Tor Erik Hermansen (as Tor Hermansen), Ori Kaplan and Priscilla Renea
Performed by Fifth Harmony
Courtesy of Epic Records/Simco Ltd.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This movie is hilarious, for kids AND for adults!
25 September 2015 | by AmthermandesSee all my reviews

Just got back from seeing it in theaters, and let me tell you, there were several moments when just the kids would laugh, and moments when just the adults would laugh, and even moments when everybody laughed. This is coming from a guy who doesn't watch a lot of "kid" movies, and I can tell Adam Sandler wanted more than just kids to enjoy it, so he threw in child-raising jokes, nipple jokes, and a few other jokes and themes that go right over your average kid's head. And of course there's silliness plentiful for the kiddies to enjoy.

If you're reading reviews, you should already be familiar with the plot, which in a nutshell for those who aren't, is basically the two kids from the first one are older and married and have a kid, who the grandfather, Count Dracula, hopes is a Dracula/monster like his own bloodline, but it doesn't seem to be the case. So family relationships are slightly strained in this movie as Dracula wonders if he'll be helping to raise his vampire grandson, or watching his human grandson and human son-in-law and vampire daughter move away and leaving him behind alone in his hotel, to go live with *gasp* HUMANS.

So on top of it being hilarious for everybody, there's a lot more to it as well. Obviously if you're a fan of the first Hotel Transylvania, it's a guarantee you'll enjoy this sequel. The style of animation is exaggerated, highly sporadic, like a human gas molecule with ADHD and an IV inserted coffee bag. There is a lot going on in almost every scene, and with the characters behaving so hyper, it may take a couple viewings to take in all in. The humor is quick, very in your face, but welcoming. And trust me, humor is a-plenty.

There are a few minor flaws; while tailored to two separate audiences, obviously there will be moments where one side will feel out of place. Either a child will cock their head to the side in puzzlement and maybe laugh but only because the adults are, or an adult will think to themselves "well that was just weird." And yes it's mostly a kid's movie so much of everything is easy to swallow.

Go see it, even if you don't have kids, it's a fun, easy-going flick that's sure to make you jiggle with joy like Blobby. The characters are fun and diverse as before, humor is constant, and for those sticklers out there (you know who you are), the plot exists and it flows sufficiently enough to follow, and at a reasonable pace. So bust out your popcorn and brain juice, and enjoy this light-hearted comedy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,464,322, 27 September 2015

Gross USA:

$169,700,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$474,800,000
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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