Friday, March 21, 2014

Hotel Transylvania (2012 Film) Review

 I don't exactly remember hearing about Hotel Transylvania when it came out in theaters in 2012. I heard it was a fairly decent film, and my nephews seemed to have a positive opinion of it as well. After my fiancee Daisy wanted to see it, I suppose it was inevitable that I would watch it.
 The story starts with Dracula and his newborn daughter Mavis. His wife was tragically killed by paranoid humans, so the legendary vampire builds a castle with spooky surroundings that would scare away any normal person. The castle also serves as a hotel for other monsters who visit mainly because it is completely free of humans. 
 However a rather strange young man named Jonathan stumbles into the hotel and Dracula sees him before anyone notices. Not sure what to do, Dracula disguises Jonathan as a Frankenstein until he can figure out a plan. Despite being terrified of Dracula and the monsters in the castle, Jonathan follows Dracula's orders. However both the Count and the human won't have a clue what to do when they realize that Dracula's daughter Mavis has feelings for Jonathan.  
Overall Hotel Transylvania was about as good as I expected it to be. Not Pixar quality but a enjoyable comedy with a predictable plot. While the story seems to move quite slow, I did feel that the ending made up for it. Though I find it odd that the character Mavis had such a high opinion of Jonathan, as I ironically found him to be rather obnoxious for the most of the story. Daisy really enjoyed it and she was hoping they would one day make a sequel. If they do, I wouldn't mind seeing it myself. 

7 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

I think a sequel is in the works for sure, it wasn't a bad one

Lucy said...

Happy weekend! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

stephen Hayes said...

I never heard of this one. Our best friends' new son-in-law works for Leica and contributed to ParaNorman, which I have yet to see.

DEZMOND said...

they're preparing the sequel too

Pilar Domínguez said...

I watched this film last year ( I think) and I liked very much. Very funny. Kisses:)

Blue Grumpster said...

I'm waiting for a..... reboot.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We saw this one in the theater. I really enjoyed it! A sequel would be cool!