Vampire Reviews: Hotel Transylvania 2 October 23, 2019 100 By William Hollis CategoryArticles BlogTagsadam sandler Andy Samberg animation cartoons channel awesome critic dracula elisa hansen Frankenstein Genndy Tartakovsky halloween hotel transylvania hotel transylvania 2 lindsay ellis mavis monster mash nostalgia chick nostalgia critic Parenting racism review Reviews selina gomez social issues tgwtg the mummy vampire vampires wolf man 100 Comments Musical Hell says: October 31, 2016 at 2:22 pm Cutest co-host ever! Reply BrontoSmilodon1 says: November 1, 2016 at 4:43 am I feel bad for the kid, his mother is a vamp and his father a pop culture cheese ball …..but enough about Maven's kid HEY-OOH :)P Reply Lemanic89 says: November 1, 2016 at 10:55 am How about making a poll whether or not a "Hotel Transylvania: TAS" V-Log is in order? Reply Garrett Carter says: November 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm Have you ever considered analyzing Dio Brando and the Phantom Blood story? Reply Rae Prite says: November 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm I suppose one could make the argument that Dracula wants Dennis to be a vampire so that he'll never have to lose him, as vampires are established to be immortal in this universe and humans are clearly not. Now, the movie itself never bothers to take this logical route with its plot, because laziness and Adam Sandler, but still… Reply R Ryle M says: November 1, 2016 at 6:26 pm Have you watched/would you ever do a video on A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night? It came out 2 years ago and I think it's still on American netflix Reply Margi Fisher says: November 2, 2016 at 5:11 am It was okay…but having Dennis turn into a vampire anyway was a cop-out and defeated the moral entirely Reply Rey O'Rourke says: November 2, 2016 at 5:30 am Its so ironic to hear her say "get over yourself" when she needs to get over herself Reply Doctor4077 says: November 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm These movies are a lot better with the hispanic dub, trust me. Reply Lovaloo says: November 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm Your child is absolutely adorable. Thanks for including him in your video! Reply IThomas 97 says: November 3, 2016 at 4:20 am I only saw the trailer but even I was annoyed about that They used Born This Way by Lady Gaga for a movie about Dracula wanting his grandson to be a vampire Yet Born this Way is about how it doesn't matter that you are love yourself So it's conflicting ….. Reply MoonShadowWolfe says: November 3, 2016 at 11:10 pm The humans were weird in Hotel Transylvania because most of the people were monsters. Then Mavis is weird in California because she's one of the very few monsters in a human culture. I didn't find that confused, I thought it was intentional because there's no such thing as one race that is always ostracized wherever you go; we are all our 'normals' and 'differents'. In my opinion, that was a strength. I actually really liked the movie, I thought it was a great improvement over the first, and to me most of it was building up to a really touching message about how you can't choose how your kids are and you don't have to follow in your parents' bad example. Now, as I explain what I saw in the story, keep in mind I'm a queer boy and there are some 'traditional viewpoints' in parts of my family. To me, Dennis's situation wasn't a racial metaphor, but a queer metaphor. He might be one or the other, but no one knows yet because he's too young, and the generations above his parents think that they can 'fix' him by forcing him to act differently or flat-out traumatizing him. At one point, Mavis says he's certainly a human and someone else blames her for that because she feeds him human food and takes him to human classes. This presumption that they have some sort of control over what Dennis turns out to be is just plain incorrect, because they established early on that he either is a vampire or is a human, and we'll find out which when he's five; there will be no turning from one to the other, because he's just born how he is. They can't actually change him into something else, the choice was made when he was conceived, but most of the cast persists in this wrongheaded idea (I think) because they so desperately want to be able to have control over Dennis's species. That need for control over your kid is where we get to the part about how bad parenting begets bad parenting. We see it in a small way with how much Mavis worries about Dennis, to the point where she gets very distant from Johnny; her father raised her by himself and he was very overprotective, so naturally her parenting style cuts Johnny out of the picture and she's terrified of anything happening to Dennis. But we see it much more obviously between Dracula and Vlad. Dracula throws Dennis into increasingly dangerous situations, becoming less and less sympathetic, and we don't know where that comes from until we meet his dad. It's only given one line in the theatrical release, but there's a deleted scene all about how what Vlad tried to do to Dennis, that's what he did to Dracula when he was little, and then all that bullshit finally makes sense. What Dracula went through at the hands of his dad amounts to deliberate trauma, so he wouldn't think that throwing Dennis off a tower is all that bad in comparison. This means that when Drac puts a stop to that thing with Cakey, what happening is that even though it seemed normal to him before, Dracula realizes at that moment that it's wrong to do that to a kid, it was wrong that his dad did that to him, and he's not going to let it happen again. He's putting a stop to the cycle of pain getting passed down from parent to child; the new generation can finally be allowed to grow up out from under this family's baggage. As a queer audience, this all appeals to me immensely; I'm sure you can guess why. Trying to 'cure' Dennis by subjecting him to terrible things won't even get their desired result; all it does is hurt him and make him think (at age 5, I remind you) that there's something wrong with him. I have to admit, when Mavis found him trying to make himself turn into a bat after that huge fight about whether he's acceptable to the family, I got kind of choked up. To me, the movie's one big allegory about a child in the family possibly being queer and the ensuing panic of the older generation. And the trailer used the song 'Born This Way'. So I'm right! Is the ending a cop-out? Yes, yes it totally is. It was the writers feeling like they needed the ending to be perfectly happy, so they undercut their point and tried to have their cake and eat it too. 'We want to tell a story about the vampire grandfather accepting his human child … buuuut we also want the kid to be a vampire and for everyone to live happily ever after in Hotel Transylvania, so … do both!' It could have been stronger thematically. BUT, that being said, it doesn't wreck my interpretation because sometimes that happens: a kid appears to be gay and the family worries, but then it turns out he gets married to a woman and it's all fine (in fact, that exact thing happened to my dad. I and my sister, the products of that union, ended up being the queer ones. Yeah, both of us. Go figure.). Reply Wanders Nowhere says: November 5, 2016 at 4:26 am +Maven of the Eventide Stop me if I'm the millionth person to ask this, but have you considered reviewing the Carmilla web series? I came at it from the gothic-literature-vampire-fandom perspective but it really won my heart, it's fantastic, and I think it's quite Important in regards to some of the problems with depictions of female vamps you highlighted in your Top 10 Ladies. Worth a look if you haven't yet seen 🙂 Reply Indi-go says: November 6, 2016 at 6:25 am I'm surprised you didn't mention Erik's (Phantom of the Opera) brief cameo in the movie. Reply I'mBatmanHI says: November 6, 2016 at 11:50 pm awesome review and still looks amazing Reply Richard Jackson says: November 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm when watching her now , I just see NOSTALGIA CRITIC walk in the room with PAW, holding a musical dvd saying "It's time" Reply Masked.Fox says: November 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm If you like vampires, you should watch:Moon ChildRed Wine in the Dark NightScholar Who Walks the Nightthose are asian movies/tv series, and I think you will like it. Reply FaeQueenCory says: November 17, 2016 at 3:50 am So glad to see you again!Seems you've been back for a little while now. Perhaps, since you've VampReviewed Helsing… maybe JoJo can be in your future? That just started to air on CN a few weeks ago… and not only are there vampires… but there's also SUPER vampires! (Pillar Men)It's super fun, and has JUST hit mainstream English speaking culture. Reply ThatGothicChick says: November 27, 2016 at 5:59 am As was quoted on MST3K, "That kid is aggressively cute". Reply ZephyrinSkies says: November 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm Damn the art and animation in this movie looks good though. All the more tragic that it's wasted Reply Terry Fedora says: November 28, 2016 at 5:07 am What a cute baby ^^ Good review Mavin! Reply GM Steelhaven says: December 1, 2016 at 11:24 pm The take away from this review: Adam Sandler needs not do monster movie. Reply Thugorp _ says: December 4, 2016 at 8:36 am First, Maven, your boy is adorable <3 Second, I think a factor that Maven and maybe some of the commenters are missing is that Adam Sandler is a Jew, and this movie is the story of a modern Jewish family dealing with modern day dating and marriage. I think Catholics, Russian orthodox, and Greek orthodox might also recognize and Identify with the characters in this movie as well, not to mention native cultures, Muslims, or any member of a minority religion that has an ethnicity and/or race attached. Many of our families had to deal with a concerted and purposeful effort by mainstream American culture in the 30s 40s and 50s to assimilate into that American culture, to, "melt into the pot," if you will. For a many of us that meant a loss of language, of stories, and tradition. For a lot of us, it is now a struggle to keep our cultural identities. Among Jews at least, the question of intermarriage is both pertinent and pinpoint. Jews are a small population only 0.263% of all people, I know there are many more Muslims and Catholics, but I am sure the numbers for Russian, and Greek Orthodox are similar, I am sure the numbers for Rom&Romny, and Native Americans are similar or fewer. For us every time a Jew, an Indian, a Gypsy marries a Gentile it risks the end of a bloodline, that there will forever be fewer of us. It is CLEARLY bigoted to try to maintain a policy of non-intermarriage, but at the same time, it is painful to think about the slow erosion of ones own history, culture, religion, race, and spirituality; which is why most modern Jewish families, welcome Goyim(Gentiles/non-jews) into our families, and don't discourage our children from marrying outside the tribe, but at the same time we make a STRONG push for any children of the mixed marriage to be raised Jewish. One can't control who one falls in love with, and it is wrong to try to make someone do so, but by making sure they pass their traditions down to the next generation we can make sure that even if our race fades from the world our beliefs and history will not. I understand that if only looked at through the filter of a liberal white American this film might seem problematic(and as an example of the medium all Sandler films are… qualitatively problematic :-p) however, if you look at it through the eyes of the cultures your actually trying to protect you will see that this actually does tell our story. Sort of like a VERY Shitty version of Disney's, "An American Tale." Reply Jack Sullivan says: December 8, 2016 at 4:32 am I want a best of grey compaltion Reply Rainy Days says: December 14, 2016 at 1:00 am The only thing I liked about this movie was the Phantom of the Opera joke (which still didn't make much sense since the Phantom isn't a monster, but w/e). Reply Aza Smith says: December 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm I'm with the Walkers on these films. They aren't How to Train Your Dragon, but they have a charm that I like about them. Or maybe I'm bias for animated films. Reply Tisha says: December 30, 2016 at 1:06 am Oh my gosh your son is too cute Reply JohnnyElRed says: January 2, 2017 at 4:05 pm Oh my god. I suddenly realize. The Dracula of this movie is Stan of American Dad. Reply Sarah LE T says: January 3, 2017 at 2:01 am 5:47 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA PHANTOM OF THE OPERA PHANTOM OF THE OPERA sorry….got carried away for a moment….I'll be quiet. Reply Satan Lover13 says: January 5, 2017 at 2:33 am 17:22 He hehe Blackface lol Reply Satan Lover13 says: January 5, 2017 at 2:38 am 18:14 Maybe the idea is that you can only have something when you accept it. Reply Satan Lover13 says: January 5, 2017 at 2:40 am 18:37 You have a spawn when'd you have a spawn? 🙂 Reply brook cherith says: January 10, 2017 at 6:27 am "Micro-aggressions?" Really Maven? You just destroyed your whole review by using that term as if its not a SJW bullying tool. Reply 0deadx21 says: January 11, 2017 at 10:54 am Apparently shapeshifting while pregnant is totally okay. Mavis freaken shapeshifted her unborn child. Is that why he's a vampire? Reply Paladin Demo says: January 11, 2017 at 11:28 pm to answer the dhampir question. Yes, the boy is dhampir, specifically half vampire. being half monster doesn't make you a dhampir, just a half breed. Reply Gandaleon says: January 16, 2017 at 10:39 pm <3 Parenting done just right. Reply SengirShowsU says: January 27, 2017 at 3:52 am wow does he look like his father Reply René Moncayo says: January 27, 2017 at 10:57 pm Redhead vampires are funnier though Reply Matthew Cool says: January 30, 2017 at 8:16 pm It's definitely better than Sandler's more recent movies. cough*Pixels*cough Reply Dank Memeage says: February 4, 2017 at 2:08 am Is that a 'Hellsing' manga I see in the background? :)))))) Reply Eric Stevenson says: February 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm I like both movies. Reply Boss says: March 1, 2017 at 10:17 am A lot of people went for Sandler. I know a bunch of adults who will pay to see anything he is in. My ex was baffled why I didn't like Grown Ups. Reply alicat54c says: March 4, 2017 at 3:23 am Fledgling spawn is adorable Reply slashandbones13 says: March 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm I feel the BBC show Young Dracula is what these films are trying to do but well executed Reply Feinste HörKost says: March 10, 2017 at 4:03 pm Your son is the cutest 🙂 Reply Shiny_Gliscor says: March 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm Tbh over here in Europe I've heard nothing but praise for both of them. Some German critics even going as far as calling it a modern comedy classic or a 21. Century young Frankenstein. I haven't seen any of them but it's kinda astonishing to me to see those discrepancies in taste. Reply Muticere says: March 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm My biggest problem with this film is how they made Mavis an overprotective mom and slowly turned that into her one true personality trait. It was such a slap in the face the longer it went on, how are we still defaulting to that same misogynistic female stereotype even now? There are things about this that made it feel like it should be better, the monsters actually acknowledging monster characteristics, and recognizing that vampires are and can be scary creatures with Vlad. But the problems with Mavis undo any of the good for me. I don't like Hotel Transylvania because it is unfunny and boring. I hate HT2 because it's unfunny, boring, and it offends me. Reply Muticere says: March 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm 11:35 That line is so confusing. What about Jonathan would indicate that the first place he can fit in is a monster hotel? He's basically any generic dude-bro with very little that's weird about him. Maybe if he were a goth or a fan of the occult or maybe born with some kind of mutation or looked like Joseph Merrick, that would make sense. This movie has no idea who or what any of its characters are and falls back on each of them just saying and doing whats needed to push the story along. Reply Madeline Van Dongen says: March 30, 2017 at 8:01 am Oh wow, I had that pop-up book (from the end of the video) when I was a kid! Also, your son is absolutely adorable. Reply Theyungcity23 says: April 1, 2017 at 7:42 am It's Genndy Tartokavsky. He's a genius. Even if you don't understand what makes him so special there is a huge element of nostalgia to the movie to see his style in action again after sooooo many years. Reply Skywise Minecraft says: April 17, 2017 at 11:45 pm Mavy Wavie? Reply Bedford Crenshaw says: April 22, 2017 at 8:02 pm I thought microaggressions were what it's called when Ant-Man and the Wasp attack. Reply Reeve Savage says: May 6, 2017 at 10:17 am I think it was very clear that the message was "I do not say 'bleh bleh bleh!'" Reply Donde está Carter!! says: May 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm What´s with the Adam Sandler bashing all the time? I mean I hate his movies and all, and he's a jerk, but I can't grasp the intellectual justification on WHY he's so bad, and why all high culture film fans hate him that much, other than he comes from the hardly respectable romantic comedy genre. Reply Christian , pilgrim for God all Mighty Jesus Christ says: June 2, 2017 at 1:18 am is that your brother Or son or friends kid or are your babysiting Reply Becky ginger says: June 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm your wee boy is so cute Reply Alita Berserker #99 says: June 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm That fledgeling…. Reply LeadingBlind says: July 14, 2017 at 12:12 am in my 30s. Love the first film. more than my son who was 3 and this was his first theatre experience. neither of us care for the sequel Reply Blush Muffin says: July 15, 2017 at 5:34 am I'm so late in this, but your son is too cute! Reply Mr Blue says: July 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm This movie made me laugh so hard in the theatre Reply Elizabeth Fields says: July 31, 2017 at 5:52 pm I think the monsters being the racist jerks that try to make everyone feel like they're the victims because they're in the minority works because that's the way white people are. There's more people of color in the world yet the white people are in charge and desperately want to be portrayed as better and more interesting. So if this was replaced with the monsters being white and the humans are ethnic, it would be a perfect story about how messed up everyone is. Reply Dambreaker says: August 3, 2017 at 4:19 am 0:20 Reply maxman1602 says: August 22, 2017 at 12:38 am Now I'm starting to wonder what Inglorious Basterds would have looked like if Adam Sandler had played the Bear Jew. Reply rainbowrooster 13 says: August 22, 2017 at 3:25 am So if "Hotel Transylvania " is "Little Mermaid" all over again, this sequel is basically "Little Mermaid 2" all over again XD Reply Sota Steelwing says: August 27, 2017 at 5:20 am "Adam Sandler doesn't like playing characters that aren't nice guys." Have you seen Eight Crazy Nights? Adam's character is the definition of an asshole! Reply Jessica Emmas says: September 3, 2017 at 11:30 pm uh… you ever think dracula might want his grandkid to be a vampire because he doesnt want to outlive him? Reply T G says: September 7, 2017 at 1:20 am Mel Brooks is the best cameo in this movie! (Too bad the movie sucked) Reply kyriss12 says: September 10, 2017 at 11:35 pm 13:25 My theory is that's Vlad dads wife. Sexual dimorphism works differently for giant bat monsters. Reply Zachary Matthew James says: September 29, 2017 at 3:39 pm Oh my stars, Grey is so CUUUTE!!! 😊 Reply GeneralKenobi75 says: September 29, 2017 at 10:49 pm Personally I really liked the movie, both movies in fact. As flawed as they are I think you missed some aspects of what made them good. But hey, agree to disagree. What we can agree on is your son is killing me with his cuteness. Reply Vulpus Armoury Productions says: October 9, 2017 at 12:48 am the tv show ignores pretty much everything in either movie, and is at best a bad prequel to the first movie, though Mavis is the main character. Reply Catalina Kühne Peimbert says: October 18, 2017 at 3:55 am But if he wants him to be a vampire couldn't he just bite him or something? Reply Eliora Smith says: October 29, 2017 at 7:44 pm I don't think the end is a cop out, exactly. It should have been made more clear that the kid could be part of both cultures, but if nothing else its just a flaw in the use of vampirism to represent being ethnically Jewish. The thing is, if a kid is Jewish on one side and not the other, there isn't a 50% chance he'll be Jewish. I mean, you could argue the matrilineal bit, but that's more religious than ethnic, and Dennis is a vamp on his mom's side anyway. Like, there is no option where he isn't Jewish. Also, sorry, but Jewish Dracula can't perform microaggressions against the white humans. And the prejudice against mixed race families is wrong, but there is a reason that a lot of Jewish people and POC aren't comfortable dating white people and would rather our kids didn't. It's both an assimilation issue and an issue of safety and comfort. It's not racist or bigoted to worry that your grandchild won't be exposed to your marginalized culture, or to be concerned about the potential for racism or antisemitism coming from your/your child's partner. This is not a simple issue. The movie isn't adept enough to properly address it, but I feel like you're also simplifying it in your review. Reply mr100dragon100 draconequiss says: November 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm What is the name of the pop up book you were reading to your kid Reply Baroque & Bougie says: December 20, 2017 at 12:14 am Ohhhh I see someone's a fellow BabyLit buyer lol Reply robert stroffolino says: January 17, 2018 at 11:02 am Just out of courisity, ever think about reviewing the Vampire Hunter D series? There were 2 anime movies based on books 1 and 3. It is one of my favorite book series ever and my favorite piece of vampire fiction. I'd love to here your thoughts on it. Reply Brilchan says: February 1, 2018 at 6:05 pm I don't really care the characters were cute especially Denis. The movie was fun and enjoyable you put a lot of thought into this review it was cool and youre kid is a cutie 😀 Reply Kevin Bacon says: April 23, 2018 at 12:10 am I wouldn’t say HT2 has a antagonist. The villain in this movie is what I like to call “Last minute character that was thrown in for the climax that’s more than “We like you for who you are” or whatever any other forced message we’ve heard a thousand times you wanna throw in” or “LMCTWTIFTCTMTWLYFWYROWAOFMWHATTYWTI” for short. Reply Cerulean Walker says: April 27, 2018 at 8:17 pm I dunno. I got Dracula's hang up in this movie. After all, we all want our children to grow up just like us. Mavis would love him to be human, Dracula for him to be a vampire. In the end Dennis saves his friend and is just himself, a sweet boy and a vampire. I hope he does grow up to be batman. Reply Zahra Aamer says: May 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm TRANSYLVANIA 3 BETTER HAVE MORE EARS :') Reply The Ghoul says: May 27, 2018 at 5:47 am 6:59 no that's not what Slayer means Slayer means Raining Blood Reply Rashuanu says: May 31, 2018 at 3:25 am I was okay with the movie (not in love, but I could sit through it), but I HATED the ending. Dennis being a vampire completely turned Dracula's arc and the plot of the movie on it's head. I agree about everything you said about the ending. Reply Chenee Thompson says: July 4, 2018 at 10:07 pm Such a cute little thing!!! Reply thebatmanover9000 says: July 6, 2018 at 6:59 am You are the best mom ever! :3 Reply The Hermit Librarian says: July 31, 2018 at 11:23 pm Something I'm curious about regarding Mavis marrying Jonathan and Dennis growing up with human relatives is, will anyone ever address the fact that Jonathan/etc will probably all die? What about their mortality? These movies haven't really addressed what the turning likelihood is or if that'll be a possibility for Jonathan at the very least. I wonder how you'll feel about Hotel Transylvania 3? I'm not expecting anything great, but this at least looks like it might have a decent villain although, based on spoilers…yeah. I'm not holding out a lot of hopes. Reply Lauren Frey says: August 1, 2018 at 11:01 pm I think the first one is okay, not great, but okay. This one was okay until the very end. I liked Winnie the werewolf at least. But the message in this film got totally botched. “Dennis, I love you the way you are, but I’m so glad you’re the way I want you to be!” Reply Gabriel LaVedier says: August 7, 2018 at 5:00 am He's in for a rougher problem later, speaking of racial and ethnic issues. His grandson is going to marry a werewolf. Where do they fall in what is clearly a monster hierarchy? She's not nobility nor even rich. The only thing going is she's the daughter of a friend. Reply TheLordUrban says: August 7, 2018 at 10:41 pm This was written by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog? Reply guardianoflife says: August 9, 2018 at 4:20 am Please review Monster Squad! Reply What You Know Bout says: August 29, 2018 at 6:11 am Vampire Hunter D! Best vampire movie ever!! Reply Brian Cole says: September 18, 2018 at 7:17 am A few of my own thoughts on Hotel Transylvania: The TV Series is legitimately good in my opinion, I wish that were the movies. The joke about the Coppola Dracula costume I thought was maybe the only good joke in the movie, not that the costume was bad or to dis on it, but that it was maybe the only joke that worked as parody. In the first film you had Dracula throwing shade at the Twilight films, meanwhile being himself a total farce of a vampire character. Personally that's the joke that landed badly for me more than them making fun of the Coppola costume. Otherwise, these films have always frustrated me because of their complete lack of any interesting vampire or monster lore to draw from for their jokes. The humor is derived either from the personalities of the comedians playing the characters or from weird things they made up. There are some decent jokes in the first one related to Frankenstein or The Invisible Man, but what's with all the jokes surrounding the wolfman? It's either "he's a dog and it's funny" or "he's a dog so he has a bunch of kids?" That's the one that confuses me the most. Also it's a little annoying in the 2nd how Dracula wants to play up the fact that they are "scary monsters" and wants his grandson to identify with that, whereas in the first he goes out of his way to establish that even though he's a vampire, there's nothing scary about him or his kind. IDK whatever, my kids like the movies mostly because of a few select funny parts. It's fine I guess, I don't begrudge them that, although I do hate what they do with Mavis in the 2nd film, pushing her way way way into the "hysterical overprotective mom" stereotype. Mavis otherwise is probably the only truly good thing to come out of this franchise (hence the series being a good thing) Reply marebbpc says: November 11, 2018 at 4:24 pm the sandler nice guy problem isnt he doesnt want to play other roles its that he doesnt know how to. hes not a good actor he somehow made it big with his nice-guy act and just keeps doing it Reply Colm Lambe says: February 13, 2019 at 6:30 am You should have him on your show more often Reply J A says: March 28, 2019 at 11:36 pm Well I'm 900 years old and I loved it and loved all my monster friends where in it And I think it's fun to just have fun and be silly but still like your review's Reply Liberty Rose says: April 28, 2019 at 9:21 pm 16:01 that was a good joke and cute Reply Vivi Marie Fedorov says: May 29, 2019 at 2:51 am I can't wait for you to tear into the shitty Titanic rip-off threquel, Hotel Transylvania 3!!!!! 🛳️💣 Reply L C says: June 23, 2019 at 5:55 pm awwwww Reply PRINCE KRAZIE says: August 7, 2019 at 6:46 pm How did the mummy get so fat? I doubt ancient Egypt has that much food. Reply Joey Martinez says: September 6, 2019 at 4:06 am At 5:45 not true there was Dracula's daughter and the invisible women Reply Arexis Renoldi says: September 25, 2019 at 4:39 am Heyo I'm late, but as a mixed race person the conflict in the movie made enough sense to me. It's not so much that one group is classified as the norm while the other is positioned as the "other," and how that metaphor is confused, but rather, how the different groups grapple with Dennis being neither fully. He grew up with monsters and therefore socializes and learns from them, yet he lacks the signifiers that identify vampires. Dracula is so frantic to make him one because he wants his grandkid to reflect himself in ability and appearance. From my perspective the conflict is familiar, in that mixed people don't belong in a specific category and are an amalgamation of many influences and cultures. Dennis being a vampire doesn't ruin the metaphor for me, it's just another part of his multifacetedness as a Dhampir. He has to navigate what it means to be of different groups that have their own prejudices against each other, and what it means to come from both. I dunno just some thoughts! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.