With its playful characters, imaginative storyline and infectious energy, Hotel Transylvania is a family-friendly animated comedy that succeeds in endearing viewers of all ages.
Vampire-hotelier Count Dracula — voiced with delightful energy by Adam Sandler — entertains monsters from all over the place; Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Wolfman are just a few of the entertainingly outlandish friends featured in this film. They all gather for a highly anticipated big birthday bash for Dracula’s precious teen daughter Mavie — played by Selena Gomez. Little do they know that a surprise visitor, an ordinary human named Jonathan (Andy Samberg) will attempt to crash the celebration and throw off the carefully laid plans of the Count.
The special effects create some truly amazing visuals – including a dazzling light show created by Dracular when he feels fear. His wit and charm are wonderful to watch and able to keep both kids and adults entertained throughout. The jokes are fun for parents as well as for children, with enough silly humor to go around for everyone. In addition, Hotel Transylvania features iconic music from the 50’s and 60’s adding to its already delightful mix of great ideas, laughter and adventure.
Clearly put together with love, the film ends with a poignant moral lesson that reminds us all how important friendship is, regardless of differences. With its delightful cast of humorous characters and a delightful story line, Hotel Transylvania is an hour and a half perfect for children and families.
Hotel Transylvania is a delightfully delightful animated feature that’s sure to keep the whole family entertained. The film about monsters, vampires and werewolves was produced by Sony Pictures Animation and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, who is best known for his Cartoon Network show, Samurai Jack. The movie follows Count Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, a vampire who runs a hotel-like castle called Hotel Transylvania as a safe haven for monsters like him. He reluctantly allows his daughter Mavis and her human friend Jonathan to visit the hotel, which sets off a series of wild and zany adventures that everyone can enjoy.
The movie perfectly blends fantasy with humorous dialogues and familiar characters. The animation feels effortless and the story is easy to follow. Kids will be enthralled by the imaginative home-away-from-home setting and all of the kinds of monsters there – from vampires and werewolves, to zombies, mummies and more! Adults will appreciate the sly and witty humor while enjoying beautiful shots of different locations throughout the movie – from deep forests to spooky graveyards, winding staircases to iconic monster castles – making it a fun experience for all ages.
Aside from having fun, Hotel Transylvania has some important themes. It teaches kids lessons like friendship and acceptance as Mavis discovers just how special she is as a vampire/human hybrid. It also stresses the importance of family as Dracula faces off against all manner of creatures while trying to protect Mavis and ensure her safety.