Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Writers: Peter Baynham (screenplay), Robert Smigel(screenplay)
What they say: 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!
What I say: I think Hotel Transylvania is a great movie to watch with families that have children and tweens. I’ll be honest, I was ended up watching it 2 to 3 times. This movie really is a kids take on a comedy romance…I know, right?
This also is like a kids version of all the monsters we grew up watching. Vampires, Frankenstein Monster, Werewolf, Ghosts, Mummies, Zombies, Invisible Man, and so on. The basic monster, but the Invisible Man, we grew up watching in horror movie. To me, who grew up with a horror movie freak (Hi dad!), this was a bit weird. Monsters are scary, not happy and ready for vacation. Really this ruined the image of monsters for children. Aren’t they supposed to be scary?
Over all, it is a decent kids movie if and you will enjoy it more if you are a kid. My little brother who is 7 keeps re-watching it and re-watching again and again. Trust me, with the little ones, you’ll get your monies worth out of it. The only thing kids flip out is the two kissing scenes. You know kids they will go, “EWWW!” But you know that is normal.
The animation was very good and was probably the highlight of the film. The cast all did fine in their roles. Anyway, it was a okay movie. I don’t think I would re-watch it, but your kids sure will.