Does a man police or attempt to police a woman’s sexual agency? [why this matters]
Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: The entire plot of the film is about the male protagonist policing or attempting to police almost every aspect of his daughter’s life, from her choice of husband to how she raises her child to where she and her own family live. This is depicted as a charming and heartwarming way for a father to demonstrate that he loves his daughter and as entirely appropriate and reasonable behavior… and he is rewarded in every way for his actions.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Hotel Transylvania 2! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of Hotel Transylvania 2.