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 has invited all his best friends to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis's 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!
|Release Date||:||September 20, 2012|
|Genres||:||Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy|
|Production Company||:||Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Genndy Tartakovsky, Daniel Erickson|
|Writers||:||Dan Hageman, Dan Hageman|
|Casts||:||Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Cee Lo Green, Jon Lovitz, Rick Kavanian, Elyas M’Barek, Josefine Preuß, Sadie Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Brian Stack, Chris Parnell, Robert Smigel, Rob Riggle, Paul Brittain, Brian McCann, Jonny Solomon, Jim Wise, James C.J. Williams|
|Plot Keywords||:||hotel, witch, magic, mummy, vampire, dracula, skeleton, backpacker, frankenstein, wolfman, zombie, invisible man, duringcreditsstinger, nosferatu, protective father, magical creature, father daughter relationship|
I gave this a complete 10 because both the wife and I (as well as the other movie-goers -going by their reactions) thoroughly enjoyed it from the beginning to the very end.
Was it predictable? Of course. Its an animation geared towards children (what would you expect?) -but like most of the animation movies of today, there were quite a few 'hidden humor' spots as well which would be completely missed by the younger audience (not unexpected since it is the adults, after all, who are forking over the bread and it doesn't hurt to keep THEM entertained as well). The movie is fairly fast-paced and the animation well done. I'm usually a little apprehensive when I've harbored good expectations from a movie based on clips/previews, but in this case I felt it truly delivered. This one will be added to our library when it (eventually) hits the shelves. Too many people look for a great amount of depth and unpredictability in animation movies -but THAT is a bit unrealistic (no pun intended) -think about it: These things USED to be called CARTOON MOVIES for a reason. They weren't intended to fit that kind of expectation. They ARE intended to be fun -and this movie is just that: FUN.