‘The Addams Family 2’ Review

One of the most memorable families in entertainment history have made their triumphant return in The Addams Family 2.

Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, The Addams Family 2 sees the return of everyone’s favorite dysfunctional family with their usual, creepy surprises. In this edition, the family hits the road on a cross-country vacation in search of all the dark and creepy secrets America has in store.

Snoop Dogg as the voice of It (left) and Oscar Isaac as the voice of Gomez Addams (right) in THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures © 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The voices behind the characters were top-billing as expected. Charlize Theron (Morticia), Chloë Grace Moretz (Wednesday), Nick Kroll (Uncle Fester), Bette Midler (Grandma), and even Snoop Dogg (It) feature in the second edition of the film series. Oscar Isaac as Gomez could’ve been better than displayed, but also, that’s just the purist inside thinking out loud.

The soundtrack was equally star-studded. If Snoop Dogg is doing voiceover, you know he’ll be on the soundtrack too. Along with fellow stars Megan Thee Stallion, Christina Aguilera, Maluma, and Rock Mafia, Snoop Dogg rounds out a list of top talent to provide fun tracks to jam to throughout the movie.

Chloë Grace Moretz as the voice of Wednesday Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures © 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The film’s beginning was a bit dry, but once it picked up it was heavily enjoyable. The story follows the daughter, Wednesday, after she experiences her first taste of competition at the school’s science fair. She’s clearly the brightest pupil in the bunch, but because of that, the event’s sponsor begins questioning her presence and how she could possibly be related to Gomez and the gang. Couple that with Gomez’s insecurity about failing to connect with his only daughter and the long list of possible hijinks and wacky adventures pretty much writes itself.

The Addams Family 2 gets an 8.5 out of 10. It’s available in theaters now and it’s a fun way to start the weekend. If you haven’t seen the first installment, not to worry. The second stands on its own and any noob or first-timer will be able to follow along.

-Jon Jones

Photos: Courtesy of MGM

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