Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania 2

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Hotel Transylvania 2 Summary

After the events of the first film, Mavis and her new fiancé Johnny are finally married, with the approval of her father Dracula, and the world becomes aware, and unafraid of the existence of monsters after the shut down of the monster hunting organizations and groups. Mavis later reveals to Drac that she is pregnant and later, she gives birth to a baby boy named Dennis.

As Dennis’ fifth birthday nears, he has yet to grow his fangs and Drac worries that his grandson might not gain vampire powers. Noticing the potential dangers of Transylvania, Mavis starts to consider raising Dennis where Johnny grew up, much to Drac’s disapproval. Drac tells Johnny (who does not want to leave the hotel either) to bring Mavis to California to visit his parents, Mike and Linda, but to make sure to keep her distracted so that she will not move, leaving Drac to “babysit” Dennis. Drac enlists his friends Frank, Wayne, Griffin, Murray, and Blobby to help train Dennis to become a monster, to no avail.

Drac takes Dennis to his childhood summer camp, Camp Winnepacaca, where he learned to hone his vampire abilities and discovers that the camp is safer than it was when he went there. Drac stubbornly believes Dennis is a “late fanger”, so he hurls Dennis from a tall, unstable tower to pressure the boy’s transformation into a bat. Dennis, however, does not transform and Drac has to fly down and rescue him at the last second. The stunt is filmed by the campers and uploaded to the Internet, which eventually reaches Johnny and Mavis. Furious at this, Mavis and Johnny go back to Transylvania. Drac and his friends reach the hotel a couple of seconds after Mavis. She scolds her father for putting Dennis in grave danger and his inability to accept that he is human. She states they will move out of the hotel after Dennis’ 5th birthday the following Wednesday. Drac hangs his head with deep guilt after Mavis tells him that while he may have let humans into the hotel, she doesn’t think he can learn to let them into his heart.

Mavis invites Vlad, her grandfather and Drac’s father, to Dennis’ birthday party. As Vlad is much worse than he was when it comes to humans, Drac tells Johnny to have the human party-goers disguise themselves as monsters. Vlad receives the invitation and arrives with his monstrous bat-like servant Bela to meet his great-grandson for the first time. Meeting him, he believes that fear will cause Dennis’ fangs to sprout and possesses a stage performer dressed as Dennis’ favorite TV monster “Kakie the Cake Monster” to scare Dennis, but Drac shields his frightened grandson at the last moment, breaks Vlad’s hold over the performer, and exposes the deception to Vlad, who is outraged that Drac has accepted humans as guests in his hotel and let Mavis to marry Johnny and Dennis be human. Drac confronts Vlad about how humans are different now. Mavis becomes upset with her grandfather’s behavior. While the family argues, Dennis sadly flees the hotel and enters the forest with Wayne’s daughter, Winnie, who has a crush on Dennis, in tow, hiding in her treehouse.

They are attacked by Bela, who overheard Mavis say that Dennis is a human. When Bela injures Winnie and threatens to destroy the hotel, Dennis’ anger causes him to instantly grow his fangs and his vampire abilities manifest. He begins to fight Bela, who calls his giant-bat minions. Drac, Johnny, Mavis, Dennis, the Loughran family, and the rest of the monsters team up to defeat Bela’s minions and drive them away. A livid Bela then attempts to kill Johnny himself with a stake. However, having been won over by Drac’s claim that humans now coexist peacefully, Vlad shrinks Bela and tells him never to bother his family again, saving Johnny. Bela then tries to flee, but is caught and licked excessively by the werewolf pups. With Dennis having vampire abilities, Johnny and Mavis decide to continue raising him in Transylvania, and they resume the party with his friends and family.

Hotel Transylvania 2 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Back with Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of the Monster crew. Johnny and Mavis are now married with a kiddo, Dennis. Chaos ensues at Dennis’ birthday. The movie is action packed, funny and well great for the whole family.

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