Thursday, February 28, 2013
Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania
Welcome to Hotel Transylvania Dracula's lavish five-stake resort where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends Frankenstein and his wife the Mummy the Invisible Man the Werewolf family and more to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis's (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!
Review: Anymore I find myself watching more animated films than regular ones. Go figure! I have no kids, but I am a kid at heart.
Hotel Transylvania has quite a cast doing the voices; Adam Sandler (who sounded more like Steve Carell's Gru from Despicable Me then Dracula), Fran Drescher as Frankenstein's wife and Selena Gomez as Dracula's daughter, Mavis.
The movie is really cute without being childish so parents and kids will have a good time watching this one.
When you compare it to this season's other animated Halloween film (Paranorman) I have to say, Hotel Transylvania comes out on top.
This movie stays lighthearted and fun. It is really a story of an overprotective father and his coming of age daughter set in a Monster Hotel. Think an animate Suite Life with monsters.
There's nothing to scare you with this film, overall it will make you laugh more than anything. The animation is good without being over the top. The werewolf kids are hilarious to watch when they come to the hotel for Mavis party.
Johnny voiced by Andy Samberg is human, Dracula is trying to hide from the other monsters and he is a hoot, especially as the teenage? love between him and Mavis blossoms, much to dad Dracula's chagrin. Johnny-stein (as he's named to keep the other monsters from freaking out) is really the highlight of the film. His antics bring all the laughs.
Recommended to fans of light monster movies and animated films