This sequel to the 2012 film whips up another batch of goofy, family-friendly fun.
Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) is fretting that his half-human grandson – offspring of his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and her flaky American slacker husband Johnny (Andy Samberg) – won’t have any vampire tendencies.
Cue a barrage of slapstick silliness as Dracula exposes the toddler to a series of madcap perils, hoping this will jolt him into producing fangs before he crucially turns five.
There are some nice gags along the way (the Invisible Man pretending to have an Invisible Girlfriend is a clever touch), but Dracula’s monster chums, such as Steve Buscemi’s werewolf Wayne and Kevin James’ big-hearted Frankenstein, don’t really have enough to do and the story feels stretched.
All the same, this is still enjoyable family fare.