Hotel Transylvania 2 – Sibling Rivalry

It’s a film so crazy it scared Doug white! Sibling Rivalry takes a look at Hotel Transylvania 2.

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46 Comments on "Hotel Transylvania 2 – Sibling Rivalry"

RockmanX3
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Wow Doug, I didn’t think a movie would make you age this quickly.

Will you be the old geezer critic now? XD

Gandaleon
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I’m kind of annoyed that you make it sound like anyone who hates this movie must be a snob. The first movie had some pretty serious issues – sexism (because, of course the first thing a girl wants after leaving her home is marry, you know), a story full of clichés and plot contrivances. I LOATHED the ginger love interest and I felt insulted by the notion that his stupid antics were supposed to be “fun” and we should sympathize with him. The love story felt so incredibly forced, sending all the wrong messages (so young people should just marry… Read more »
GBD
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“I hate how you have no respect for other people’s opinions, and also I’m angry at you for disagreeing with mine.”

thatchickwithlonghair
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thatchickwithlonghair
You’re being really dumb if you honestly think the first movie was “sexist”. I mean, really? What Mavis wanted to do was “see the whole world”, not “get married”. Then she met someone her own age and she liked him. Romance automatically means “sexism” now? I can’t stand people like you. While Mavis and Jonathan’s romance did feel a LITTLE forced, I’ve seen much worse. I think you’re underestimating children’s intelligence if you think the movies are “sending a wrong message”. The message was “everyone has a soulmate” but nowhere does it say that “yong people should marry the first… Read more »
Kopaka1242
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Your profile pic goes with your response quite nicely.

Avatar Fangirl16
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Lol it really does. What was that guy even talking about?

Ericthebearjew1
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Haven’t you heard? Feminism is all about being a transgender aromantic asexual now! It’s the new in thing, just look at /r/ TumblrInAction.

NCFan2001
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Umm, actually, Mavis is 118 years old.

Avatar Fangirl16
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Exactly! Plus you gotta give the movies props for sending the message that it’s good to wait a while so that you are sure that your boyfriend or girlfriend is the one for you. I mean seven years. That’s very impressive for a children’s film

PixelRelated
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Wanting to get married isn’t sexist…

emperorcupcake
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Everything is sexist. EVERYTHING.

PixelRelated
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Also, Mavis didn’t want to go out and get married. She more wanted to go out and explore. And, the animation is good. Is it the most detailed animation out there? No. However, animation is all about movement. You can have something with almost no detail be beautifully animated and look infinitely better than a super realistic animation. Hotel Transylvania has a lot of good classical animation techniques in it that make it similar to hand-drawn animation. Ever notice how it has smear frames? The characters consistently stretch and warp and have volume to them? Hotel Transylvania’s animation avoids detail… Read more »
Avatar Fangirl16
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Have you even seen the movies? What Mavis wanted more than anything else in the world was to go out and explore, not get married. And FYI, Johnny and Mavis didn’t even get married until years later in the sequel. So they had plenty of time to realize that they are truly perfect for each other. Please get your facts straight. Also, the animation is pretty good

Avatar Fangirl16
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Also, the Walker Brothers said that if you don’t like it, they understand. They were just saying that so many people were horribly bashing when it’s not even that bad, and I agree

Avatar Fangirl16
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No seriously. Did you even see the movies? “So young people should just marry someone, because it’s the first potential partner they meet?!” In case you didn’t know, Hotel Transylvania 2 took place seven, SEVEN freakin years after the first movie. It took seven years for Johnny and Mavis to marry. That’s a long ass time. That basically beats every Disney couple. And like I said before, Mavis didn’t want to get married. She wanted to go out and see the world. I’m not calling you stupid, but how the hell could you have missed that?!

Avatar Fangirl16
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“Because, of course the first thing a girl wants after leaving her home is marry, you know” Last time I’m gonna reply. Seriously?! Did you see the movies AT FREAKING ALL?! It was EXTREMELY CLEARLY stated in the film that Mavis wanted to go out and see the world. Never once did she say “Dad, I wanna leave home and get married”. Also, the message of the story is that everyone has a soulmate, not that young people should marry the first person they meet, and I’ll say it again so you understand, Mavis and Johnny took seven, SEVEN years… Read more »
Gandaleon
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First off – most of you out there don’t know what sexism actually means. So sit down. Educate yourself. Until then: STFU. Or you just take it from me: Sexism is about gender roles, about forcing people into a certain behaviour or forcing to accept a certain behaviour towards them because of the configuration of their bodies. Having a female character and automatically make their whole story line about relationships, marriage etc. is as typical for sexist ideology as it is making a story line about men automatically about action, cars and boobs. And that’s exactly what happens in this… Read more »
Avatar Fangirl16
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Mavis still wanted to go out and see the world, even if it is the place where her parents met. You were going way overboard with all the sexism stuff. It’s not that sexist at all. And, I never said that it was great drama, but it still sends a good message. Look, in the end, stop taking this so seriously. If you don’t like the movie, that’s fine. But I love it

Avatar Fangirl16
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True, she did wanna go to the place where her parents met, but who cares? It’s not that offensive. Sheesh, calm down a bit

happymel
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I haven’t seen either movie and I probably won’t because I’m behind on movies that I REALLY want to see. LOL, yeah, I just heard about Fifth Harmony’s single for this song. Like really? Fifth Harmony? You couldn’t even get Little Mix? D: Also, well… Sid in Toy Story got his just desserts because he ended up being a garbage man so yeah. 🙂

M.Hare
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Sanitation workers belong to a strong union, make good wages, and have benefits. And get holidays. While having a lot of freedom concerning their personal appearance, such as tattoos. So yes, Sid, the creative little weirdo he is, did end up where he should be.

Sawnderz
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I don’t think the resolution to Kung Fu Panda was missing the point at all, myself.
It was more about Shifu finding a new teaching method, learning to think how to approach a unique student. Po remains his own thing. The main development was his mentor helping him learn how to access talent in his own way.

Olddog
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I don’t think Kung Fu Panda as a whole is ever meant to be a story about morals. It’s just an adventure of a hero rising from humble beginnings to accomplish great things. Stories can still be good without a lesson at the end.

Sawnderz
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Sure, they don’t “need” one, but I really do believe Kung Fu Panda has one.
It just seems to make a lot of sense to me, to see it as a Teacher accommodating for an unconventional pupil, rather than making them go through the standardised routine.

Olddog
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I suppose that’s fair enough. But I’d still argue the lesson wasn’t the point of the story, as opposed to something like Hotel Transylvania 2 where the lesson is beaten into every fiber.

Sawnderz
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Well, it’s as you say, HT2 beat it in unsubtley. Lessons don’t have to be obvious. They can be a small part, and that’s what the gig was in Kung Fu Panda.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014
I actually also did feel that the movie took a shat on its message it could have been such a good one but SPOILERS they had to turn into a vampire. I also thought Mel brooks was fine but his posse was the most dumbest thing you could do to create easy conflict and I also felt that Mel brooks could have been cut out but that would be confusing on the plot but who knows they could have done it or not. But I did find this better then the original like this and I felt johnathan really didn’t… Read more »
Neo Ultra Mike
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You know maybe it’s just me but the whole ending of the movie actually really makes sense and honestly I think a lot of people aren’t getting this isn’t just some sort of message or point that Dracula has to learn, but Mavis as well. Doug and Rob are tip toeing around the fact that yeah spoilers, the grand kid becomes a vampire which seems to detract from the whole supposed point of the movie. Here’s the thing though: if you wanted a movie to end with the moral that Dracula needs to stop being so over bearing and actually… Read more »
pickledsuicune
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You know what? It’s funny, I actually didn’t really like the first movie (I sort of felt like the movie just would never settle down), but I gave this one a shot and actually found myself REALLY enjoying it. It was definitely very heartfelt and it was incredibly funny. I’m thinking about going back and maybe rewatching the first one just to see if I end up liking it a little better the next time around. I think I may have just let some stuff like Jonathon(not a huge fan of his character either) and the fast pace get to… Read more »
ClassicBrandon
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Speaking of worst animated films of all time, how about an NC Real Thoughts on Foodfight?

TheCyberwoman
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What I really enjoy is that it’s genuinely funny, and genuinely heart felt. It’s not a funny movie that awkwardly shoe horns in the lesson about love. The conflict comes from just how much the characters love each other and the mistakes they make because of it. And the comedy comes naturally out of the ridiculous circumstance.

TheCyberwoman
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Point, when he catches Dennis after throwing him off of the tower you can see the emotions playing across his face. He goes from scared to, to feeling safe and loved in his grandfather’s arms, and finally to thinking the whole thing is fun. Dracula may have been irresponsible but he also will always catch him, it’s a good moment.

Mister Abbadon
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Dude, Rotten Tomatoes has a terrible system for ratings, it can be very unfair. Use IMDB.

Kopaka1242
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IMDB’s no better.

NCFan2001
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I have an IMDb account. FindmeatsheldonchortaonIMDb.

slashmaster28
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Well, it’s a little better. At least there, the scores are more based off of what casual viewers think instead of paid critics. Not to mention you can actually get other people’s views for more obscure works whereas quite a few films go unnoticed by Rotten Tomatoes just for not being released in North America first.

jaybles-cashews
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critic could definitely do an adam sandler month next january

FrankN.Stein
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Well… I certainly know what other critics think about the movie now……

Kopaka1242
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I’d love to see NC and Animat debate over this.

slashmaster28
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That would be pretty awesome. Heck, Doug pretty much tackled almost every one of his complaints against the franchise here.

Captain Speedbump
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Ummm, SPOILER for the Atop the Fourth Wall Movie! Unless you were talking about some other Lewis’ movie…

Swanpride
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I don’t think that Sandler is really the point of contention here. Sony animation has (rightfully imho) earned the reputation of producing generic kids movies. Their projects with Aardman have yielded good results, but that’s more due to Aardman than them. Their line-up includes stuff like Open season and the freaking Smurf’s movies. So yes, compared to the Smurfs Hotel Transilvania might be better but…well, the problem is less that they can’t keep up with Disney or Pixar. The problem is that they can’t keep up with Laika, DreamWorks or any other of the bigger studios…and even some of the… Read more »
The Mysterious M
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“The bear was fucking messed up!”

What do you expect…he was sodomized by hillbillies!

(If you don’t get that joke, google “Deliverance”)

NCFan2001
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I hate the first movie for multiple reasons but I will only point out the top two. First of all: the fast comedy. I am all for fast comedy, but this seems like it wants to make a joke every .5 milliseconds. It gets really annoying really quickly. The second reason is the story. This is the same story as The Croods, Finding Nemo, Brave, a little bit of Despicable Me 2, and over a million more! It’s the stupid over protective parent story. And I am not saying that I hate any of the law movies (except The Croods… Read more »
Avatar Fangirl16
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Eh, everyone has a right to their opinion. I’ll agree that the film has its flaws, but I always have a blast watching it

Stanis
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This? And not Crimson Peak? Seriously?………

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