Hotel Transylvania was released this year (in 2012) and has been widely acclaimed as being a fantastic film for people of all ages, from young children to adults. The film is available in 2D and 3D and as it computer animation the 3D version is certainly worth checking out, even if there are a few parts that will make you feel like ducking under your chair!
The plot of the film revolves around Dracula who owns Hotel Transylvania. It isn’t your usual run-of-the-mill hotel, this is one place that caters for monsters and no one else! It is the hotel that they all go to when they want to take a break from the world and from scaring humans. As the film starts you will see that it is the 118th birthday of Mavis, Dracula’s daughter, and he has invited monsters like the Mummy, the Invisible Man and some Werewolves to join in with the celebrations. Unfortunately a human – a 21 year old called Jonathan – turns up to stay at the hotel and Dracula has to do everything that he can to stop his daughter from falling in love with the human.
The problem is that Mavis has been going into the outside world for some time but she doesn’t know that everyone she meets tries to put her off humans, something that her dad has arranged. When Jonathan turns up Dracula tries his best to make sure that the monsters don’t realise that he is a human and that includes dressing him up as a monster and funny stunts. These will really make the younger audience members laugh as they are very amusing.
Over time however Dracula starts to understand that not all humans are bad and things begin to look better for Jonathan, but then the cook of the hotel catches him and tries to cook him for dinner! Eventually the truth about Mavis’ visits to the village are revealed and she finds out that her dad has tried to make her hate humans, she gets upset and wants to leave but Jonathan talks her into staying, saying he will leave and this breaks her heart.
This then leads to some really great scenes as Dracula sees what he has done to his daughter and does his best to get Jonathan back to her. Without spoiling the rest of the film it’s safe to say that this part is very exciting and it will have you on the edge of your seat.
Hotel Transylavania is voiced by plenty of famous actors including Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Steve Buschemi. It is fast paced and will keep the attention of younger and most older viewers. The film is rated U so it’s suitable for all ages, even very young kids.
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