After being chased off by an angry crowd on their wedding day, Gomez (Oscar Isaac) and Morticia (Charlize Theron) Addams move to a haunted mansion in New Jersey to start a family. 13 years later, Wednesday (Chloe-Grace Moretz) is curious about the outside world and all it has to offer, and Gomez is preparing Puggsley (Finn Wolfhard) for the Gomez family traditional saber ceremony.
When Wednesday befriends Parker (Ellie Fisher), her mother realizes how different the Addams family is, and will stop at nothing to drive them out of her perfect town of Assimilation.
This movie is fun, and has an animation style as quirky as the Addams’s family themselves most likely drawing inspiration from the original Addams family comic strips. It’s funny and has good messages about staying true to who you are and accepting others’ differences. There’s a scene where Morticia uses an ouija board to communicate with her dead parents, but that’s about as dark as this movie gets. It’s fine for the whole family to enjoy. You can stream it now on Prime Video.
Faced with the fact that Wednesday (Chloe-Grace Moretz) and Pugsley (Javon Walton) are growing up, Gomez (Oscar Issac) and Morticia (Charlize Theron) decide to take the family on vacation in their haunted camper.
Meanwhile, a mad scientist tries luring Wednesday away from her family to get his hands on her successful experiment of being able to combine human traits with animal traits. He nearly succeeds by convincing her that she was switched at birth, and her family tries to save her before it’s too late!
This sequel is a lot of fun and a good follow-up to the first one. The animation gets crazy and cartoonish which is a perfect fit for a movie like this. I wouldn’t mind a threequel. The villain was a little too obvious. You know who it was going to be from the first moment he appeared onscreen. Wednesday uses a voodoo doll to control Pugsley and make him do whatever she wants. Typical Addams sibling stuff. There’s nothing problematic beyond that. You can stream it now on Prime Video.