‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Trailer: Things Get Batty in This Adam Sandler Sequel
Adam Sandler’s live-action comedies have been underperforming lately (so much so that he recently signed a deal to make his next movies for Netflix), but 2012’s Hotel Transylvania was one of Sandler's best performing films in years. Because of that success, a new sequel is on the way with the whole “Drac Pack” returning for a spooky adventure.
Hotel Transylvania 2 features the returning voices of Sandler (as Count Dracula), Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade and Steve Buscemi. Joining them for the sequel is comedy legend Mel Brooks, who will play Vlad, the very old and very grumpy father to Sandler's vampire.
This first teaser trailer shows Dracula with his new grandson trying to teach him to fly with Frank, The Mummy, Wolfman and Invisible Man. And...it looks fine. It's not The LEGO Movie, but seems to have at least some of the animated charm of the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs films. But considering some of Sandler's more recent movies, we'll take this and be happy with it. At least it's not Grown Ups 3.
Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania...
Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!
Hotel Transylvania 2 opens in theaters on September 25.