Boyo and I saw Hotel Transylvania last week. I’m glad it was Tightarse Tuesday and only cost $23 for both of us to see it, because, to be honest, it just wasn’t fangtastic. I’m afraid all the blood had been sucked out of the script.
From iMDB : Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter.
Both Boyo and I enjoyed it, and there were quite a few laughs, including a few in-jokes and some more adult references that went straight over the kids’ heads. But the movie suffers from that age old problem – a lack of plot.
It was just a little bit silly, sometimes in a good way. Some of the support characters were fabulous and I think it’s a shame they didn’t get more limelight. The werewolf family was the awesome.
Adam Sandler voiced Count Dracula, and his Transylvanian accent was comic in its own right – but not in the way that I believe was intended! Shall we say inconsistent and leave it at that?
The movie probably fares better than it should just because it is a school holiday movie, and both Boyo and I were looking forward to our treat and determined to enjoy ourselves on our Mama-Boyo adventure day.
Boyo has decided to give it 7.5 out of 10. He tells me his rating would have been higher, but he had to downgrade it because there was kissing. If you’re an eight-year old boy, kissing is not something you’re keen to see on your screen!
His favourite scenes involved piddling werewolf puppies, farting monsters and dismantling Frankensteins. Did I mention he was an eight-year old boy?!
It’s not going to be premiered at Cannes any time soon, but for a couple of hours of fun with your kids, and quite a few laugh out loud jokes, it’s definitely worth seeing. Just make sure you go on Tightarse Tuesday!