The Addams Family 2
The Addams Family 2 is a 2021 computer-animated supernatural black comedy road film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, co-directed by Laura Brousseau and Kevin Pavlovic, written by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Ben Queen, and Susanna Fogel, and based on the characters created by Charles Addams. Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Javon Walton, Wallace Shawn, Wayne Knight, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, and Bill Hader star in the film, which is a sequel to the 2019 film.
On October 1, 2021, United Artists Releasing and Universal Pictures distributed it in theaters in the United States and overseas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating cases of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta strain, the video was also made available for internet rental in the United States and Canada on the same day. Critics panned the picture, citing issues with the humor and plot.
The Addams Family 2 Release Date
On October 1, 2021, United Artists Releasing and Universal Pictures released The Addams Family 2 in theaters across the United States and worldwide. On the same day, the film was made available for online rental.
It was originally set to be released on October 22nd and October 8th. It was pushed ahead to October 1, 2021, on January 21, 2021, to allow the James Bond picture No Time to Die (another MGM title) to take over the October 8 window. In June 2021, United Artists Releasing said that The Addams Family 2 would not be rescheduled as a result of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania being rescheduled to the same weekend (it was later moved to another date). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating cases of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta strain, the film was re-released for online rental and theatrical distribution on the same day in the United States and Canada in August 2021.
The Addams Family 2 Storyline
Plot Summary & Review
Wednesday Addams is scheduled to present her experiment at a middle school science fair, but she is disappointed when her family — Gomez, Morticia, and Pugsley – arrives. She continues with the presentation, demonstrating how people might be enhanced by using the DNA of her pet squid Socrates on Uncle Fester. The experiment is a success, but when Wednesday goes up to get her prize, which she believes would be first place, she discovers that everyone received a trophy for their efforts. Scientist Cyrus Strange, though, notices her work and appears through a holographic projection to tell her that he thinks it’s amazing. Pugsley, meantime, tries to impress females by modifying another child’s volcanic project.
To hide from their pursuers, the family checks into a motel and enters a disgruntled Wednesday into a girls’ beauty pageant, where she causes a ruckus. Mustela comes in, but she is distracted long enough for the family to flee.
Wednesday and Pugsley don’t show up for supper at the Addams house. Fester visits Pugsley in his chamber to assist him in finding a strategy to court the ladies. Wednesday sends her parents a detailed note explaining why she will not be attending supper. Gomez is concerned that his and Morticia’s children are drifting apart, so he decides to take them on a family vacation.
Gomez summons a terrible road vehicle and convinces Thing, Fester, the kids, and Lurch to accompany him and Morticia on the road, leaving Grandmama to look after the house. Before they leave, a lawyer named Mr. Mustela approaches Gomez and Morticia, implying that Wednesday was switched as a baby at the hospital, implying that she may not be an Addams at all. The two ignore him, thinking it’s just Wednesday trying to get out of going on the trip, but she claims she has no idea who that man is. Grandma throws a lavish celebration after the family has left. Mustela and his gigantic henchman Pongo pursue the Addams family on the road.
The family intends to travel to Salem, Massachusetts, but Fester decides to take a detour to Niagara Falls since he has become infatuated with water as a result of Wednesday’s squid experiment. Pugsley follows Fester’s advice and tries again with girls, but his cheesy line backfires. Wednesday makes a voodoo doll of him and performs dancing movements with Pugsley, till she casts the doll over the Falls to torment her brother. Wednesday rejects Gomez and Morticia’s attempts to bond with her. They soon come upon Mustela and Pongo, who are on the lookout for them, and Fester accidentally knocks Mustela into the river before rescuing Pugsley.
Cyrus imprisons the clan in tubes, intending to transform them using his formula. Wednesday is shown them so she can eliminate any features she doesn’t like, but she doesn’t like seeing them locked in this way. Cyrus is turned on by her. When he tries to have Pongo go after her and Lurch, it is revealed that Lurch and Pongo knew each other and were great friends at the asylum where they were both imprisoned before Lurch was discovered by Gomez and Morticia. With a look, Pongo alerted Lurch that Wednesday was in jeopardy.
Together, the two brutes rescue the Addams family and knock Cyrus into a tube, where his potion is poured over him. It transforms him into a monstrous hybrid monster. Fester transforms into a big squid monster as he goes after the family, and the two struggled until they both fall out the window. Fester pulls himself up with his tentacles, but he is now weakened, and Cyrus falls to his death. Fester returns to normal and is restored after Wednesday uses the blood in the necklace Morticia gave her. Wednesday comes to terms with her Addams heritage and reunites with her family.
Ophelia has joined them as a typical human girl, and It has assisted Grandmama in turning the celebration around. While Wednesday is aware that Cyrus lied about the DNA test results, she is curious as to how her own test turned out, indicating that she is not connected to Gomez. He admits that his hair is a toupee, but that she is his daughter in every way. The family then embarks on a second round-the-world driving adventure.
The Addams Family 2 Cast
- Oscar Isaac as Gomez Addams
- Charlize Theron as Morticia Addams (née Frump)
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday
- Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester
- Javon Walton as Pugsley Addams
- Bette Midler as Grandmama Addams
- Conrad Vernon as:
- Lurch, the Addams Family’s butler.
- Dominic Lewis provides his singing voice for “I Will Survive”.
- The spirit who haunts the Addams’ house
- Lurch, the Addams Family’s butler.
- Snoop Dogg as Cousin Itt
- Bill Hader as Cyrus Strange,
- Wallace Shawn as Mr. Mustela
- Wayne Knight as Dr. Rupert Crewrieds
- Brian Sommer as Big Bad Ronny
- Griffin Burns as Dorky Boy
- Courtenay Taylor as Girl in Water
- Ted Evans as Pongo, Cyrus and Mr. Mustela’s hulking henchman who mostly makes sounds.
- Cherami Leigh as Ophelia
- Mary Faber as:
- Miss Lurleen
- Texas Lady
- Pageant Lady
- Ava Luna Floisand as Corny Girl
- Kyla Pratt as:
- Book Girl
- Volcano Kid
- Festival Kid #1
- Charlet Takahashi Chung as:
- Festival Kid #2
- Girl on Beach
- Dorky Girl
- Kyle Chappie as:
- Proposing Guy
- Jerk on Beach
- Truck Driver
- Peter James King III as Merch Guy
- Keina “Bryce” Boon as Festival Kid #3
The Addams Family 2 Wiki
- Directed by
- Screenplay by
- Story by
- Based on Characters
by Charles Addams
- Produced by
Chloë Grace Moretz
- Edited by Ryan Folsey
- Music by
- Mychael Danna
- Production companies
The Jackal Group
- Distributed by
United Artists Releasing (United States)
Universal Pictures (International)
- Release date
October 1, 2021
- Running time 93 minutes
- Language English