The Addams Family 2 (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Director: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Duration: 93 minutes

The Addams Family 2 (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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Good: Better flow than the first film, Fairly entertaining
Bad: Predictable, More of the same
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Back in 2020 we weren’t that impressed by the animated reboot of The Addams Family. We found the movie to be a bland reimagining of the franchise many came to know and love. The 90s movies especially have stolen the hearts of many viewers, with each and every cast member putting down absolutely memorable performances. We can’t wait to see what Christina Ricci does when it comes to Wednesday (the series), which is currently in post-production. That being said, for the time being, we’ll have to make do with The Addams Family 2, the second animated feature. While we received more of the same as we saw in part one, this sequel actually does find a more solid footing.

After Wednesday (ChloĆ« Grace Moretz) feels more disconnected from her family than ever, she wishes to spend some time on her own. She feels as if she doesn’t really belong in the oddball family, simply because her intelligence level is a lot higher than that of her relatives. Gomez (Oscar Isaac) clearly does not get the hint, and he decides the best way to cheer up Wednesday is to smother her with attention. This plan gets set in motion at a rapid pace when a lawyer turns up at the Addams family residence claiming that Wednesday may not be Gomez and Morticia’s (Charlize Theron) child. Gomez then suddenly leaves with the family on a road trip, further pushing away Wednesday. It seems the family is slowly falling apart, all while they are being chased by a very determined lawyer that wishes to get a hold of Wednesday.

The pacing and flow are somewhat what you’d expect from a movie such as this. The film has a fairly action-packed introduction, to slow things down in the middle to convey sufficient information, to eventually ramp up the speed for a hectic conclusion. We found the pacing to be a lot better in this sequel than it was in the original movie. Just like the first movie, the jokes often fall flat and don’t really feel all too inspired. We do feel like the quality has gone up, both in the writing department, as well as the animations. We sometimes found ourselves thoroughly impressed with the background models.

The acting performances are still quite good, but we do have to say that Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac truly steal the show here. These two veterans give it their all, and it’s noticeable as they stand out from the other cast members. ChloĆ« Grace Moretz still puts down a believable performance for Wednesday Addams, but we feel like her performance is a bit too monotone, even if that is somewhat Wednesday’s shtick. Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton replaces Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley and sadly also puts down a very one-dimensional performance. That being said, this young man does a formidable job considering his age and the fact that this is his very first experience as a voice actor.

Even though the special features are fairly amusing to watch, they don’t add that much value to the overall package. You’ll get some making-of sequences, as well as one fun feature for the kids. We were somewhat disappointed to see such a low number of features included for the younger viewers. The first movie had more entertaining extra features. Nonetheless, you’re still getting quality extras.


The Addams Family 2 felt like a step up from the first movie. We enjoyed the story more, the flow was also better, and we did also see an increase in the quality of the animations. For a younger audience, this movie will certainly be entertaining, especially for fans of the first movie. Those who really disliked the first film will find more of the same here. That being said, we found this one to be fairly entertaining.

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