Michael's Movie Grade: B
A fast paced and fun feature length cartoon and a sequel that is better than the original.
It is often times thought that when an animated film is going to be feature length, that it needs to be more than simply a cartoon. This movie has no such pretentions and that is precisely what makes it so delightful. It is instead only concerned about being fun and that is exactly what this movie is. There are gags a plenty and they come at such a fast pace that even the ones that miss still add to overall feel and momentum of the film. The gags are anything but subtle, instead they are completely silly and embrace the fact that this movie is a cartoon. Quite a few of the jokes are also pretty darn funny in their over the top silliness. Wednesday's various tortures for Pugsly, the fact that none of the family could realize what was wrong with Uncle Fester, Gomez's ridiculously fake Texan accent and even a reference to the Donner Party put a big smile on my face. At the same time the basic storyline is pretty good and manages not to ever feel like it is taking a backseat to the pure cartoon humor. The story may be very predictable but I found myself connecting with and relating to Gomez and Wednesday, both of whom are also very likable here.
On the downside, just like in the first movie, the designs for the normal regular people are quite unappealing and simply feel off. This movie also tries too hard to be hip and modern. From the music choices to background characters whose dialogue tries too hard to sound like what the cool kids are saying, this can be felt.
All in all this is just a fun movie that should delight cartoon fans.