Hotel Transylvania (2012)
October 2, 2015 5:35 PM - Subscribe

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.

Vulture (Bilge Ebiri):
"The what’s-down-is-up humor and premise here will remind you occasionally of Monsters, Inc., but without the endless invention and spiraling wit that the visionaries over at Pixar brought to that film. No, it’s all strictly one-note stuff. But it's a funny note, and the film has a grand old time giving us the same type of gag over and over again. The Hydra's heads quarrel with one another. The Invisible Man tries to play charades and all anyone can see are his glasses. The Fly keeps nonchalantly vomiting. Lounging in the hotel sauna, the Blob takes little pieces of itself and tosses them on the coals to make steam. The most edgy thing here occurs during a climactic hearse chase, when a werewolf clears a road full of sheep by eating all of them — much to the horror of his fellow monster passengers. Hey, I laughed."
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome (1 comment total)
I laughed, too: loved this film maybe more than it deserves? I liked the one-note jokes and the animation was beautifully done. And now there's a Hotel Transylvania 2 coming out! (Scheduled for a FanFare post Sunday, Oct 25 - see Animation Celebration club page for schedule of movies if you like.)

There's at least one fart joke I rewound for.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 5:36 PM on October 2, 2015

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