Monday, 4 February 2013

DVD REVIEW: Hotel Transylvania - Adam Sandler, Andy Sambery, Selma Gomez - Sony Home Entertainment

Release Date: 04/02/13


Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem
but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!


OK, so I wasn’t exactly working in my lab late one night but this definitely was an eerie sight when I opened the package to discover this cracking CG Anime from Sony. Featuring all the great monsters of the movies, this title had a simple premise but a lot of fun added to make it something that is not only unique but something that I had a lot of fun watching. Yes, the casting worked very well but whilst I was sat there, I was waiting for a few things that didn’t happen. First off I expected Monster Mash in there somewhere (which didn’t materialise and with a name like Hotel Transylvania, they could have rewritten a certain similar sounding song by the Eagles.)

But even that didn’t detract from the laughs as human meets monster in a nicely turned concept as the fears and predjuces of their kind comes to light. Add to this some wonderful vocal work from some big names, some emotional turmoil and a certain special birthday which all round left it as a fun piece to view.

Perhaps not something for the kids straight away but I know that this is something that my nephews will get a real blast from pretty soon. (One of them is Monster Crazy.)

If you’d like to win some Hotel Transylvania goodies, check out the MONSTER ME Facebook competition. You could win a Micro Scooter for the kids by uploading a video of them doing monster impressions from the film, enter if you dare!

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