(spoiler-free movie review)
Hotel Transylvania is a popular movie at my house during the Halloween season. It’s an ideal candidate for a family friendly film to watch with your kids. There’s a recurring joke in the movie about Dracula(Adam Sandler) saying “Blah, Blah, Blah” and how he “doesn’t say that!” It’s a line that’s proven to have legs beyond the movie and I hear repeated around my home frequently.
Hotel Transylvania has an all-star cast and each character is expertly voice acted. Jon Lovitz as Quasimodo and Steve Buscemi as Wayne the Werewolf were stand-outs, but everyone was in top-form. Adam Sandler really shines as Dracula and his interactions with Mavis(Selena Gomez) have a genuine father-daughter quality to them.
The writing is excellent with plenty of laughs and I find myself enjoying this movie(and it’s sequels) every year. While not as polished as some of the animated offerings from Pixar, it’s still a crowd pleasing comedy that I whole-heartedly recommend.
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
- Media Format: Streaming (On Demand, DISH Network)
- Setup: Panasonic Viera 60″ Plasma Television(1080p), Onkyo 5.1 Channel Surround Sound w/ Sony STR-DH550 Receiver
- Question: What’s your favorite monster in Hotel Transylvania? Steve Buscemi as Wayne the Werewolf was my favorite. Cast your vote on the poll below!