I was working in the lab late one night, when my eyes beheld an animated monster movie called Hotel Transylvania. Well, maybe “monster movie” is a little strong. More like a movie with monster characters. Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) runs a hotel for monsters — the Mummy, Wolfman, Frankenstein’s monster and a host of other beast seeking a safe haven from hostile humans. Enter a young human traveler (Andy Samberg), oblivious to the hotel’s purpose, but a potential threat to both the monsters’ peace of mind and Drac’s teenage daughter (Selena Gomez).
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There are some intense monster scenes in Hotel Transylvania that could be scary for younger viewers. ClearPlay cleans up humor involving bodily functions and about 15 instances of mild language. The movie is fine for families, though kids may be more entertained than adults.
Should I bring stakes and garlic to Hotel Transylvania?…
Only to eat. While there are some scenarios that are amusing in Hotel Transylvania, the movie lacks the, uh, necessary bite to elevate it to the next level. It’s another in a long line of animated movies that is pleasant while you’re watching it, but forgettable 10 minutes later.
Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Vampire Hunter
Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images; 91 min; Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky