Hotel Transylvania Review

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Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy and the Werewolf all live together in a hotel in 21st century Carpathia. When a descendant of Van Helsing falls for Dracula's daughter, he soon finds out that they are destined enemies, which, causes for a rocky romance...


Parents claim that scary things are often more afraid of you than you are of them, and that wisdom is wittingly applied here. So, in a cruel human world, Adam Sandler’s Dracula creates a refuge for monsters, until Andy Samberg’s blithely innocent Jonathan stumbles in. Genndy Tartakovsky brings a welcome commitment to squash-and-stretch animation to the 3D, CG world, but the problem is the story: a profoundly generic tale about parental over-protectiveness. With auto-tuned songs and unfunny jokes, Sandler and co. can’t reanimate the script, leaving Tartakovsky rather stranded.

An animation that never drags itself out of mediocrity despite the best efforts of gifted animator Tartakovsky.