Hotel Transylvania (2012) Review
The problem with this is that anyone over the age of 8 will get real tired real quick of the silly humour. Problem is that as a film it is aimed at 8 and under so I can’t really put that against it. The story is as you would expect from the trailer and turns around the same as you would expect. The acting was okay, but Sandler’s voice kept coming through the stupid accent and that got a little annoying. The visuals were okay to good, nothing special. It had some fun parts and overall it was fun to watch with some entertaining characters from Frankenstein to The Wolf man voiced by Steve Buscemi.
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters–Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more–to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem–but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
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Story: 50% Acting: 40% Visuals: 70% Dialogue: 60%
Fun/Humour: 70% Style/Sound: 35% Characters: 60%
The story is ok but you can pretty much predict everything that will happen, over protective dad, daughter falls for trouble maker, dad doesn’t like him, eventually likes him and then there’s a party. The acting was ok for most but Sandler annoyed me because you could hear his stupid whiny voice coming through his characters ridiculous accent, it was like having a water boy character from Transylvania. The dialogue was ok again nothing special but not bad, a few nods to previous monster films but didn’t really play to it which I found to be a shame, one of the benefits of Frankenweenie is that it ran with the monster history, but this failed to do it and suffered for it aiming more for cheap tricks and childish humour.
The visuals where good sadly again nothing special with normal effects being used and nothing I haven’t seen before. The film is fun though and the humour no matter how childish is there and will appeal to some, and just young children and stupid stupid people. I think there is a style to this film but I don’t really care. This gets on my nerve about the sound, the majority of the songs where terrible ‘Sexy and i know it’ as a sample.
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The best reviews I found would be these “Comedy gothic isn’t exactly novel, and frankly there is a sense here of a movie coasting along on Halloween hype-marketing, without providing as many laughs and ideas as it really could have done” Peter Bradshaw. “An animation that never drags itself out of mediocrity despite the best efforts of gifted animator Tartakovsky” Helen OHara. “There’s a good chance that children under 10 will find “Hotel Transylvania” entertaining, because it’s as non-threatening as can be and the jokes are obvious. There’s an equally good chance that everyone else will wander off” James Plath.
My favourite scene would have to be the scene where The wolf man is in bed with his eyes open, red and bloodshot with all his kids hanging on him sleeping. It just made me laugh the most in the whole film.