Film Review: ‘The Addams Family 2’ is Pure Torture for Old & Young

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CHICAGO – Sometimes sequels serve as a cinematic do-over, a second chance to fix what they got wrong the first time. Other times, they offer a chance to build on the bones of a good story and make it better. But all too often, they’re lazy cash grabs to half forgotten films where no one seems to have learned any lessons from the first outing … or have any idea what inspired affection for the characters in the first place. In case you can’t tell, “The Addams Family 2” is a creepy, kooky, wrong kind of ooky experience. Oscarman rating: 1.0/5.0
Rating: 1.0/5.0

The animated film’s story begins with an incident at a school science fair where Wednesday (voice of Chloë Grace Moretz) has transplanted the character traits of her pet octopus into her Uncle Fester (Nick Kroll). When her parents Gomez (Oscar Isaac) and Morticia (Charlize Theron) show up despite her explicit request not to, and she is awarded a participation award rather a real one, and she begins to question whether she is an Addams at all. In a completely out-of-character move, Gomez and Morticia drag the family onto a bonding road trip to America’s greatest haunts and horrors.

“The Addams Family 2” is in theaters and available through Video-On-Demand beginning October 1st. Featuring the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Javon Walton, Snoop Dogg, Wallace Shawn, Bill Hader and Bette Midler. Screenplay adapted by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit. Directed by Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon and Laura Brousseau. Rated “PG

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