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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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Hotel Transylvania (2012)


Starring the voice of
Adam Sandler
Selena Gomez
Andy Samberg
Kevin James
Fran Drescher
Jon Lovitz

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

Distributed by Columbia Pictures

I made a lot of attempts to get to see this movie; I was so disappointed after 30 minutes in.

I like being surprised by the story a movie delivers, so sometimes instead of reading ahead i just go to the cinema to be surprised. When I found out what the plot was for this movie I felt like shooting myself in the foot for not reading ahead.

Produced by Sony Pictures Animation, Hotel Transylvania has been in development since 2006 with Miley Cyrus penned to play the voice of Mavis (Dracula’s daughter), but she later dropped the role and Selena Gomez was given the role instead.

The movie’s idea was to paint a scenario typical to that of Pixar/Disney’s Monsters Inc, where the monsters were afraid of the humans, although in this twist the humans seems to love the Monsters.

Every movie runs on a typical fuel, Monsters Inc’s fuel was they need of screams for their energy, the fuel in this movie is Mavis (Selena Gomez) desire to go to the outside world. This kind of driving force for a movie is too flat based on the fact that the outside world is just outside your door.

The voice casting/acting in this movie is not half as bad as the plot. Adam Sandler voiced Dracula and did a fine job at it too. The movie’s plot is about Dracula, who lost his wife to an attack by humans.

Due to that, he built a hotel where the world's monsters can take a rest from human civilization. In his list of invitees we have
1.     Frankenstein and his bride
2.    Werewolf, his bride and their liter (and may I tell you they have so much)
3.    Mummy
4.    Skeleton and bride
5.    Invisible man
6.    And much more.

The movie does try to be funny, with lines like when Dracula told the Invisible man, “Hello! Great to see you”

The movie director Genndy Tartakovsky is behind the some notable Cartoon Network animated television series, including Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, and Sym-Bionic Titan. Genndy will also be directing an animated film based on Popeye.

Hotel Transylvania will have been best as a short movie that was like 30 mins long rather than a full length one that has nothing but wasted scenes luring you to an expected end.

But putting it all together if you haven’t heard of this movie then be happy, you are not missing a thing.


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