Hotel Transylvania 2 is a 2015 American computer animated comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and written by Robert Smigel, and it is the second installment in the Hotel Transylvania franchise and the sequel to Hotel Transylvania (2012). Produced by Sony Pictures Animation, it was animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, with an additional funding provided by LStar Capital.
Hotel Transylvania 2 opens with the wedding of Mavis and Jonathan, a human boy. The wedding ceremony scene was very happy with full of ghosts and humans involved. And then fast forward to a year later when Mavis was pregnant and gave birth to a baby named Dennis. Dennis has a very normal appearance, like a human, and by nearly 5 years old he has yet to grow canines. Mavis thinks that Dennis may be better suited to be brought up in the human world and plans to move out of the hotel after making the boy's 5-year-old birthday. But Drake could not accept it and found ways to have his nephew teething using the most bizarre methods, and of course must hide Mavis, with the assistance of Jonathan.
Count "Drac" Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler in the first three films, Brock Powell in Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard, David Berni in the TV series' first season, Ivan Sherry in the TV series' second season, Brian Hull in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania) is based on the Count Dracula of lore. Although he is a Romanian-accented misanthropic vampire, he has no cravings for human blood, saying that he drinks a blood substitute and "you can't tell the difference". He also dislikes people implying he says "Bleh bleh bleh" all the time, as he only ever says it to state that he doesn't say it. In the third movie Drac is ranting and says "blah, blah, blah..." much to the astonishment of the guests who believe he has finally intentionally said "Bleh bleh bleh".
Jonathan "Johnny" Loughran (voiced by Andy Samberg in the films, Brian T. Stevenson in Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard) is one of the main characters in the series. He is the first human inside Hotel Transylvania and falls in love with Count Dracula's daughter, Mavis. He always carries his backpack and shows a strong connection with it. By the end of the first movie he has already integrated into the hotel and is accepted by the clientele. He is portrayed as a good-natured and easy-going slacker.
Mavis Dracula (voiced by Selena Gomez as an adult in the films, Sadie Sandler as a child in the first film, Melissa Sturm in Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard, Bryn McAuley in the TV series) is the only daughter of Count Dracula and Martha, born in 1894. She is the wife of Johnny and the mother of young Dennis. She is shown to be more open to the human world than her father, as she knows how to use technology (cell phone, video chat, email) and is excited to see the world outside Hotel Transylvania and speaks with a New York accent.
About content, Transylvania 2 was not really groundbreaking. An extension from the first part, mainly bringing viewers into endless laughter rather than watching the details. Mention more mature relationships, like how parents worry about their children's lives, or about the differences between kids. The film also incorporates the gentle message of "home" and family affection, but only at a provocative level. There are no depressing moments like Despicable Me or Home that are a few shortcomings, but not too influential. Because the original aim of the film was pure entertainment, and director Genndy Tartakovsky has done a great job.
There is nothing to complain about with Transylvania 2, unless you are too picky for the home comedy genre. Filmmakers learned how to learn from the beginning, to provide 90 minutes of pleasant cinema entertainment, for both adults and children, with "no contact" monsters.