Hotel Transylvania 2 is a downloadable 3D comedy animated film with a horror theme produced by Sony Pictures Animation. Released on 25th September 2015, the film is a sequel to Hotel Transylvania (2012) and is the second of the three films in the franchise. The film features a similar cast to its prequel consisting of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, and Steve Buscemi.
How to Stream or Download Hotel Transylvania 2
You can stream it or you can download the movie online by clicking on the Download button at the end of this review. Hotel Transylvania is available on iTunes in SD and HD quality. The movie has audio and subtitles in many languages. Watch out also for the opportunity To stream or to download Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, a movie that was released on July 13, 2018, and is also available in digital distribution.
The Film Review
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the film continues the story from where it left off as we get to see how Mavis and her new fiancé are now married and have recently given birth to a baby boy named Dennis. Mavis’ father, Dracula, is afraid that Dennis may not have the potential to grow fangs and be able to transform into a bat, hence, he takes Dennis to his childhood camp where he attempts to train him into becoming a monster.
Dracula barely manages to save Dennis from falling and the stunt is recorded and posted up on the internet by the nearby observers over which Mavis decides, after considering that Transylvania is not safe enough, to move and raise Dennis in California. Mavis invites Vlad, Dracula’s father, to Dennis’s birthday party which causes a huge argument between the family members as Vlad despises humans. Dennis becomes sad over the argument and flees, with his friend Winnie, into the nearby jungle where he encounters Bela. When Bela injures Winnie, Dennis becomes angry and suddenly manages to grow his fangs in order to fight against Bela. The family then joins Dennis as they defeat Bela together and agree to stay in Transylvania and live as a family together.
Production designer Michael Kurinsky described his excitement for bringing back Hotel Transylvania and setting up the stage for Mavis and Johnny’s wedding. With such a talented cast involved, it was no surprise at all that the next edition of the series would be a super hit by claiming $473 million to its name.
Director Tartakovsky also described how he had numerous ideas as to how to continue the storyline from where it left off. Eventually, it was decided upon this particular storyline however, Tartakovsky claimed that Adam Sandler was more in control of the creative ideas for this film compared to its prequel and at times, it was difficult to work on the film with constant interferences made by Sandler.
As for the music, Mark Mothersbaugh was once again chosen to compose and compile the theme. The popular all-girl band called Fifth Harmony also recorded a song for the film entitled I’m in Love with a Monster.
Despite being enriched with creativity along with having a talented cast, critics did not hold back in pointing out some major flaws in the film. According to some fans, the continuation of the story was not nearly as good and creative as the filmmakers claimed it to be. The story was dull, the jokes were nowhere near the punchline and the cast was just being dragged into a dead end.
Hotel Transylvania 2 has been an overall success throughout the world due to which, the producers decided to move forward with a third edition as well! The film is family-friendly and fun to watch.