Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, , , Screenplay by , Genndy Tartakovsky, based on characters created by Produced by Music by , Production Design by Film Editing by
With his daughter’s happiness well secured by her marriage in the previous film, Dracula ( ) is left to focus on himself and, in his solitude, realizes that he is missing the “zing” he had with his late wife. Daughter Mavis ( ) interprets his being lonely as being in need of a break, so she takes him, her little family and all their friends on a ghoulish cruise from the Bermuda Triangle to the Lost City of Atlantis, something of a busman’s holiday for a man who goes from running a hotel to relaxing on what he rightly points out is a hotel on water. On board, however, Dracula notices the ship’s captain Ericka ( ) and is certain that he has found his always reliable zing; he trades his cape in for a tropical shirt and spiffy white loafers, unaware that Ericka is actually connected to a dark aspect of his past survival. Silly, charming and perpetually hilarious, this colourful second sequel to the surprise hit franchise is a steady stream of laughs and bright tunes, as light and unimportant as its predecessors and blessed with a bouncy pace and a genuinely good nature.