Do yourself a favor. See instead "ParaNorman," a film of wit and wiles and a distinctive visual quality. Or see "Frankenweenie" when that opens next week. Or just see to your laundry. Honestly, staring at your laundry will be funnier.
Everything in "Hotel Transylvania" feels off, beginning with the familiarity of having Sandler (voice only this time) playing yet another smarmily overprotective father of a nubile teenage daughter.
In first-time feature director Genndy Tartakovsky's film, Dracula operates a swanky resort for his fellow outcasts and monsters, far from their human tormentors. His daughter Mavis (
Plot: Despite his best efforts, Dracula cannot keep his daughter from the wider world forever.
Sandler executive-produced the film, needless to say. It really isn't worth any kid's time, not even a kid brought up on too many hours of "Dexter's Laboratory," "Powerpuff Girls" and other manic disposables featured on director Tartakovsky's TV resume.
"Hotel Transylvania" Movie Trailer
MPAA rating: PG (for some rude humor, action and scary images).
Running time: 1:31.
Credits: Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and
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