Parents' Guide to

Monster High 2

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Diverse, caring teens in live-action sequel; some peril.

Movie NR 2023 93 minutes
Monster High 2 movie poster: Teenage monsters start their sophomore year.

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Cheap boring and not worth your time!

This movie was such a big deal in my house. We made our very own Monster High 2 movie countdown calendar. As soon as my daughter's eyes popped open yesterday she jumped out of bed screaming let's go let's go!!! I approved popcorn and snacks for breakfast and it was finally the day we've been waiting for!!...... well to say my daughter was tremendously disappointed is an understatement. She didn't even get halfway through it and just lost interest. The makeup was absolutely horrible and the movie just genuinely seemed very very cheap and quickly thrown together. There wasn't much effort put into it. The story line wasn't interesting and clawdeen saving the day again was just BORING! So much opportunity missed here. The death reper at the end is SOOOOOOO bad!!!! It literally looks like they bought a yard decoration and used it. It was a MAJOR MAJOR FAIL!!!!!! After spending the last year watching Monster High EVERY single day (because my daughter refuses to watch anything else) multiple times a day we were so very excited about this new movie. It definitely did NOT meet our expectations and honestly IT SUCKS!
age 8+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Despite its objectively derivative cocktail of teen genres, tropes, and messaging, this budding live-action movie manages to be both sweet and enjoyable. One thing Monster High 2 did extremely well was cast its band of amiable teenagers, a largely uncynical gang who still feel new-ish themselves but are more relaxed than in the prequel. They still move tentatively through dance numbers and pour their hearts out in lip-synched tunes about first-day jitters and the importance of friends. What could have been a mess of mixed concepts, Harry Potter meets High School Musical meets Zombies, this series manages to capture a lovely tone for impressionable tween audiences.

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