Thursday, January 14, 2016

#JustaQuickiePlease: Hotel Transylvania 2 Review

As far as I am concerned, Sandler has had three credible hits in his repertoire; The Water Boy, The Wedding Singer, and Hotel Transylvania.  So, I was naturally hyped for this much-anticipated sequel, hopeful that it would complement the originality of its predecessor, but worried that it would fall flat like most of Adam's recent jokes.  I am pleased to inform that the sequel is not only thoroughly entertaining and endearing but it effectively recaptures all of the charm, humor, and emotion of the first.  The full cast is back as big and vibrant as ever, with a few newcomers that energize all of the already over the top performances.  I mean, it’s pretty hard to lose when any comedy adds Mel Brooks, animated or not.  The story is simple but fun and engaging and its fast pace will keep both young and old riveted while taking just enough time for those heartfelt moments to have an impact without becoming overtly sappy.  Genndy Tartakovsky should direct all of Mr. Sandler's films; he might find a renewed success as opposed to his latest run of nonsensical excess and box office poverty.  3 out of 5 Kernels: finally a Happy Madison production with some bite.

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