Sunday, January 20, 2013
DVD Review: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2012)
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Distrubuted by Sony Home Entertainment
Having 6 year old twin boys, I have seen a lot of kids movies over the past few years. I am honestly not a huge fan of most of them, but there are a few I can enjoy even as an adult. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA was one of the kids movie I really enjoyed. There are not too many horror films I can share with my 6 year olds, so having a movie made for kids with a horror theme to it was very exciting for me. This is a great way to introduce horror to my boys but on a level that is just right for them. This is not a horror movie in any sense, it is a fun family comedy, but with obvious horror elements to it. Here is the basic plot of the movie from the film's imdb.com page:
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters - Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more - to celebrate his daughter Mavis' 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem - but his world could come crashing down when a human stumbles on the hotel for the first time and takes a shine to Mavis.
This movie is a lot of fun. It is a blast seeing all these famous monsters together all in the same film. The humor is good on both a kid and adult level. One thing I always like about animated films like this is trying to pick out the actor's voices. The lead character of Dracula is voiced by Adam Sandler, which was pretty easy to figure out based on his unique voice. This film has a lot of other great comedy actors lending their voices to the various characters, including Andy Samberg, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Jon Lovitz, Chris Parnell, Fran Drescher, and Kevin James.
Now, even though I enjoyed the movie, lets hear from some of those who the movie is actually geared toward...kids. I had each of my two boys to tell me what they thought of the movie, so here are their first ever movie reviews:
This movie is very funny. One part that was funny was when the Frankenstein jumped off the octopus and landed into the water and broke into pieces. I think everyone will like this movie. My mom laughed so this movie is good for adults, too!
This movie is really fun and one funny part is when the Frankenstein uses his pants to toot on the Mummy and it makes everyone think the Mummy did it.
There you have it. Nothing beats a good fart joke with the kiddos! HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA will be released to DVD and Blu-ray January 29th. This is a great family film and I highly recommend it. DVD Special Features include:
* "GOODNIGHT MR. FOOT" Mini-Movie Directed and Animated by Genndy Tartakovsky
* "PROBLEM (MONSTER REMIX)" by Becky G Featuring will.i.am - Music Video and Behind the Scenes
* Deleted Scenes
* Filmmaker's Commentary
* DVD-ROM Link to Fun Games
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