Monsters Can Be Funny
Starring: The Voices of Adam Sandler,
Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez,
Kevin James, Fran Drescher,
Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon,
David Spade, CeeLo Green, Jon
Audience: Older children to adults
Runtime: 91 minutes
Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Executive Producer: Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel
Producer: Michelle Murdocca
Writer: Peter Baynham, Robert Smigel,
Todd Durha, Dan Hageman, Kevin
Address Comments To:Michael Lynton, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman
Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman
Jeff Blake, Vice Chairman
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From Sony Pictures Animation, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA is not your typical animated monster movie. There are a few frightening moments, but the fright element is mostly treated humorously. Instead, what takes center stage are the colorful characters and great comedy. The movie has some hilarious moments, great visuals, and incredible voice talents. It’s a movie the whole family will enjoy.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA confronts the concept of fearing those who are different. Humans are afraid of monsters, and the monsters are afraid of humans. They base their fears on assumptions made about each other. While this is a good message for children, it depicts monsters as misunderstood. In other words, it presents the villains as the victims. With Halloween approaching, it’s no surprise to see children’s movies featuring vampires and mummies, but it’s up to parents to discern whether this content is appropriate for their children.
While HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA is an enjoyable movie with an ultimately positive (though somewhat Romantic) message, the soft-horror theme is not one to ignore. Singing and dancing monsters may seem harmless, but introducing the occult to young children may not be a wise choice.
The great visuals and punchy comedy in HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA are designed for families. However, the soft horror theme is not one to ignore. Singing and dancing monsters may seem harmless, but introducing the occult to young children may not be a wise choice. The movie teaches children not to be afraid, but it depicts monsters and villains as misunderstood. There’s also some scatological humor in HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA. Parents should be cautious about whether this content is appropriate for their children. MOVIEGUIDE® recommends applying some cautious media wisdom to HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA.