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The Munsters (2022)

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Silly remake of 1960s sitcom has drinking, mild violence.

Movie PG 2022 109 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

ok for 10+ mature innuendos

I watch the black & white old shows. I LOVE the Addams Family. Charles Addams created the Addams Family characters in the 1930s while the Munsters were inspired by characters that were re-introduced during this time period. This movie is OK for kids 10+. I heard “moron” a few times. IN one scene, there is a sign “if the crypt is rocking don’t come knocking”. “kiss my rosy bleep” in another scene and the man is bent over pulling his pants down in a what appears to be an old black & white show on the tv. There’s also a scene you can hear a saw and it is assumed a character is stealing the brain of a corpse. Not a scary movie. Kids under 10 unlikely to understand the innuendos, but you get questions.
age 10+

What a great surprise 💯😛

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is a kitschy and goofy reboot of a silly 1960s sitcom. The Munsters isn't going to dazzle the cinephiles of Cannes, obviously, but this Rob Zombie-written-and-directed origin story of Herman, Lily, and The Count stays in its lane and delivers puns and one-liners a plenty. It captures the campy humor of the original show without going overboard with post-modern irony, but also brings an original sensibility that doesn't just make this a straight copy of what came before.

There are cameos galore, which only adds to the fun. In terms of the main players, Jeff Daniel Phillips is hilarious as Herman, delivering the cadences and stylings of Herman's original actor Fred Gwynne, but also adding a certain hipster (in the '60s and not modern sense) flair to the role. Sheri Moon Zombie and Daniel Roebuck also bring a lot of their own style and humor to their roles (Lily and The Count, respectively) while also staying true to the source material. It's not a masterpiece, but it's an above-average reboot, which should count for something these days.

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