Hotel Transylvania was an animated film that didn’t get nearly the attention it deserved during its theatrical release. I say that not only because the film is better than you’d expect based on its box office, but also because of the fan base that seems to have built up since then.
It’s a curiously fun movie, and one that has a better-than-average sense of comedy, which isn’t what you might have expected from the original trailers.
That still doesn’t mean a sequel is going to work out. If anything, it makes a sequel less likely to be a worthy effort, because you have to suspect those involved will try to “fix” things to get an even better push in theaters, and sequels are tricky enough.
The new trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2 shows off many of the elements that made the first one work, and gives some hope that the baby focus won’t, at least immediately, fly off the rails. As long as these aren’t Adam Sandler‘s best moments, this one should live up to the first, and potentially even surpass it. That’s something you don’t hear often.
Drac’s 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 – andhumans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!