Monster Family 2 (2021)

Daniel Ben Zenou, Jessica Brown Findlay, Emily Carey, Nick Frost, Jason Isaacs, Ethan Rouse, Catherine Tate,
To free Baba Yaga and Renfield from the clutches of Monster Hunter Mila Starr, the Wishbone Family once more transforms into a Vampire, Frankenstein's Monster, a Mummy and a Werewolf. Aided and abetted by their three pet bats, our Mo
  • 4.8 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
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  • 2021-10-24 Added:
  • Abraham Katz, David Safier, Writer:
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5 / 10

Watchable, but generic...

Truth be told, then I can't remember the storyline from the first movie, so how much of a continuation this 2021 animated movie is to the 2017 previous movie, I have no idea. But still, I opted to sit down to watch "Monster Family 2" with my son here in 2021.

Writers Abraham Katz and David Safier did manage to put together an entertaining enough storyline and plot, however, it was some what forgettable. And I do believe that come next week, then the movie here will have faded from my memory. But at least my son enjoyed it.

Visually then "Monster Family 2" was good, as the CGI animation and art style was nice. So there certainly was a lot of nice stuff to look at.

The voice acting in this animated movie was adequate, with the likes of Nick Frost and Jason Isaacs on the cast list.

All in all, then "Monster Family 2" was a watchable and adequately entertaining animated movie, albeit a somewhat generic one as well. As such, then my rating of director Holger Tappe's 2021 animated movie lands on a five out of ten stars. In comparison to many other new CGI animated movies, then "Monster Family 2" just wasn't outstanding.

3 / 10

Forgettable

Hadn't watched the first one but we needed a hallowe'en movie to watch as a family. The animation is top notch, however, the plot is a mash of generic monsters in peril, so cliched it's probably ironic "oh no we're monsters again?" inciting incident and uninspiring vocal performances. I think it's one of those productions where the producers need to sell it to different territories and with different voice actors, so you don't get any identifiable facial expressions or tics. The worst example is Nick Frost as the Dad. Usually the animators have the voice cast's performance to use as a guide but I'm sure here the voice cast were hired during or after production.

All in all it was a forgettable 90 minutes with a weird mix of too much plot and not enough storytelling.

5 / 10

You can have this or you can have Hotel Transylvania 4... oh wait...

If I remember correctly another movie was supposed to come out exactly close to this time of the year before it got pushed to next year. Also the theme of that movie was monsters turning into humans and this movie is about humans turning into monsters... also the source of the transformation is basically advanced crazy science mixed with magic green gems.

It just feels like this fish out of water story is a bit used in movies these days. And that every movie is basically the same movie mixed with surface level differences.

And this movie? Well you can either watch this movie or Hotel Transylvania 4... you choose... it's all just the same formula...