by Sheryl Wall
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Hotel Transylvania is about Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez). He built the hotel as a place free from humans. On Mavis’ 118th Birthday, all of the monsters such as the Invisible Man, Frankenstein, the werewolf and his many children, and Mummy Griffin come to the hotel to celebrate her Birthday. Dracula always puts on a big party for his daughter’s birthday.
Mavis is more like an 18 year old in human age and she is itching to see the world. But her father tells her how horrible humans are and how he keeps her here to protect her. But she is desperate to go, especially to Hawaii, where she knows her parents went to when they were young. He finally agrees to let her visit the nearby village, which in reality is a set he built and hired monsters to play the humans to show her that they truly are horrible. This is his way of protecting her from the outside world forever.
His plan gets complicated however, when a 21-year-old lone human backpacker named Jonathon stumbles across the Castle during his adventures. Dracula tries to convince him it’s a costume party and dresses him up like a monster so that the others wouldn’t find out about him, especially Mavis. However, in his attempts to rid the Castle of the boy, the other monsters begin to like him and he joins in the festivities as the party planner as Dracula explains his presence. The plot gets complicated when Mavis and Jonathon begin to fall in love.
Hotel Transylvania is a fun animated movie that the whole family can enjoy. The Monsters are fun characters that are not portrayed as scary creatures for the most part, so even the youngest of audiences can enjoy this film. It’s a unique plot overall that is not comparable to any other movie except a small portion can be seen as similar to Monsters Ink, only in the way humans are portrayed as horrible scary creatures and that the monsters are the nice guys. My daughter really liked the movie and she is scared of the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff. It’s definitely a movie worth taking the time to go and see.
Hotel Transylvania are now playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their website.