Monday, May 21, 2012

MILF Rendezvous: Addams Family Values

Due to the existence of a third, straight-to-video installment, I left it to my readers on Tuesday to decide if the Addams Family franchise deserved the Sequel Suicide treatment. For those who don’t know, a Sequel Suicide occurs when a great and successful movie spawns an immediate sequel, but said sequel is a toxic thing which destroys any future hope of a sequel. I was curious if readers would qualify the realm of straight-to-video as that hopeless realm where franchises go to die or not.

None of that matters because I hereby decree The Addams Family franchise is, in fact, not a Sequel Suicide, but that it belongs in a wholly different series, Sequel Superior. This rare designation occurs when a sequel surpasses its predecessor in quality. The 1993 film, Addams Family Values, does exactly that.


Morticia (Anjelica Huston) and Gomez (Raul Julia) welcome their baby Pubert (Kaitlyn Hooper, Kristen Hooper) into the fold. Less than thrilled with their brother, Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsly (Jimmy Workman) repeatedly attempt to kill the child, leaving Gomez no choice but to hire a nanny so Morticia will have “more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.” The Addams clan welcomes Debbie Jellinsky (Joan Cusack) into their home where she promptly ships the kids off to summer camp and steals away their stinking, and stinking rich, Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) with her womanly wiles and homicidal tendencies.

Rendezvous...

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