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The Addams Family 2 Review: This Unfunny Animated Sequel Is A Slog

The Addams Family 2 is a shallow continuation that spends too much time on unconnected hijinks resulting in an uneven sequel with much less heart.

Based on the classic pop culture family, The Addams Family 2 is a follow-up to 2019’s animated The Addams Family, which told a story about accepting others no matter their differences. For the sequel, The Addams Family 2 turns its focus inward on the familial unit, attempting to tell an equally heartfelt story about self-discovery and finding a place within your family as you grow up. However, the sequel is far too unfocused and much of the film’s message gets muddled by various jokes or non sequiturs. The Addams Family 2 is a shallow continuation that spends too much time on unconnected hijinks, resulting in an uneven sequel with much less heart.

The Addams Family 2 finds the titular family going through a bit of a rough patch as Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) is feeling out of place among the other Addams family members. But when she asks for space, Gomez (Oscar Isaac) decides what the family really needs is a bonding road trip across the U.S. Together with Morticia (Charlize Theron), Pugsley (Javon “Wanna” Walton), Uncle Fester (Nick Kroll) and their butler Lurch (Conrad Vernon), the family sets out to visit some of the country’s greatest landmarks. However, they’re being hounded by the lawyer Mr. Mustela (Wallace Shawn), who works for a client that thinks Wednesday may have been switched with another baby at birth and isn’t truly an Addams at all. As a result, the Addams family is in danger of being pulled apart.

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