I was always a fan of the Addams Family in their other iterations. The TV show with John Astin, the two live action movies with Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd were some of my favorites. So I was very disappointed with how much I did not like the last animated movie in 2019, The Addams Family. When I heard that there would be a sequel to the film, I was hoping that it would lean toward the positive Addams Family that I enjoyed.
If anything, this was even worse than the last one.
There is a great voice cast in the movie with Oscar Isaacs, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Bill Hader, Wallace Shawn, Javon “Wanna” Walton, and Conrad Vernon, but the inane story and unfunny bits wasted this talented group of people.
The story includes a suddenly insecure Gomez trying to connect with Wednesday, though she is going through a teenage rebellion. They decide to go on a family vacation. It is a plot we have seen hundreds of times. There is also the old plot where Wednesday may not be biologically an Addams. We have played this out dozens of times.
The animation of the film is top notch and the character designs look good, but there needs to be more than appearance for an animated movie to be good. The Addams Family 2 was just a horrendous film.
There was a scene with “I Will Survive” that I did not hate, but was dumb.
This was a total waste of money. I am glad I did not go to the theater for it, though.