Hotel Transylvania (2012)

“[against the window of an airplane, sees a Twilight movie playing] This is how we’re represented, unbelievable.” – Dracula

Number of Times Seen – Twice (8 Oct 2012 and 24 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Dracula holds a birthday party for his young daughter in a secluded high end resort for monsters but his daughter wishes to find out about the real world on her own.

My Take on it – Fun monster movie that works due to the way that Adam Sandler keeps things enjoyable to watch.

The premise of having a resort for monsters secluded from the real world is done really well and they allow us to see how each of these classic monsters deals with this kind of lifestyle.

The things that makes this film even more enjoyable is the voice cast led by Adam Sandler along with some of his usual cohorts; Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Fran Drescher, Jon Lovitz, Rb Riggle and Andy Samberg.

They all are able to give each of their characers more life and humor as the story unfolds.

This is by far the best film in the series and still works well after nearly a decade.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Near the beginning of the movie, when the hotel guests are first seen arriving, Dracula (Adam Sandler) mentions that the hotel has been in operation since 1898. It is also shown that Mavis’ mother was killed by a mob in approximately 1895 (based on a family portrait showing Mavis at around one-year-old with both of her parents). Bram Stoker’s Dracula was written in 1896 and released in 1897. So this movie actually uses a chronological order following the original Dracula story, as if it were a telling of the Nigel’s story. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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