Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day 288

movie: Hotel Transylvania
starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg
genre: Comedy, Cartoon,
year: 2012
format: Cinema

plot: Count Dracula is planning a big birthday weekend for his daughter's 118th by having all the monsters come stay at his hotel. Before they know it, a human traveler crashes the party and things get out of control.

This is a 3D film.

This is one of the funniest movies I've seen in a really long time. An hour later and I'm still giggling.  This is in the spirit of Addams Family and old Scooby Doo cartoons, there is just enough weirdness to be Hallowe'en worthy, but it's not violent or gross.

I can easily see some of the minor characters having their own spin off Saturday morning cartoon.
The teenage-ish character of Mavis was done like a typical goth girl, black hair and clothes; and therefore very easy to identify with.  There is a scene where they need one of the wolf children to track down the human and it's so over the top, much like the humour in old Bugs Bunny cartoons. 

what do I think I learned from this film?
This is about tolerance and trust.  Dracula is so scared of what happened to him in the past that he's created a bubble for everyone around him. If we live our lives always worried that everyone is out to get us, we end up creating a world for ourselves that is so far detached from reality that we loose touch with others.  We can only protect those we love for so long, then we have to let them make choices for themselves.

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