Addams Family Values (1993)

body horrorno
violence toward animalsyes
Bechdel-Wallace testfailed
Mako Moripassed
X was the real YIt turns out camp counselors are the real monsters

The most important thing I can tell you in this review is that Tag Team wrote a song called Addams Family Whoomp.

That's right, both Tag Team and the Addams Family are back again, so check it to wreck it, let's begin.

I've got mixed feelings on this sequel. The A plot (a serial-killer is trying to marry Fester to steal his money) is bad. The B plot (the children go to summer camp) is very good.

The A plot is frustrating because it feels like a rehash of the last movie—Can't you do more with the Addams than someone trying to steal their fortune? I also think Fester is one of the weakest characters.

That's mostly made up for by the B plot. Wednesday is easily the strongest character in the family and this story is almost-exclusively focused on her. The premise itself is fun and offers a lot of opportunities for her interacting with the outside world.

As such, I found this one to be good but not great, and a little disappointing.