Hotel Transylvania is about a hotel for monsters that is run by Dracula (Adam Sandler). It seems that the monsters have been harassed by humans and need a safe, human-free place to get a vacation from hiding. Dracula's daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez) is about to turn 118 years old (Which seems to be the equivalent of simply 18 years old.). For her birthday, Mavis wants to leave the hotel and experience the outside world for the first time - something that Dracula is afraid to let happen. The hotel has been human free since 1895 - at least until 21 year old Jonathan accidentally stumbles upon the hotel. Dracula attempts to hide Jonathan by dressing him up as a monster but things get complicated when Mavis and him fall in love.
I was really excited about this film's concept. There's a lot of potential present for a new addition to "Halloween For Wimps Classics" list and it seemed like it was going to be funny and entertaining for kids but still smart enough for the adults to get in some good laughs too. However, in the end, I was disappointed by this movie.
The film really spends too much time on the theme of romance in my opinion. It's too mushy for little kids and too cheesy for adults - it's neither here nor there. The only age group that I see really enjoying it is the "preteen-kinda-into-romance-but-still-into-crude-humor" audience.
Don't get me wrong, some of it was hilarious. I still haven't gotten over the old granny monster that eats everything. But I didn't feel like there was enough to carry the entire film.
To add onto the feeling that this movie is too cheesy, the film ends with a dance number where the ginger human is rapping about falling in love with Mavis... which is just dumb on many different levels.
I really thought that the animation was beautiful, and there's nothing to complain about when it comes to acting. So, I don't want to be too short on it, but there really is nothing else to say.
It's not a terrible film, but there's nothing memorable about it either.
3 Out Of 5 Popcorn Buckets (Which for Movie Pilot peeps, translates over to 6/10 stars.)