Trailer Watch: Hotel Transylvania

An Adam Sandler movie in animation form. Count me out.

Hotel Transylvania

Plot Summary: To protect his young vampire daughter, Dracula builds a distant hotel where only monsters are allowed to stay until one day, a hapless American hiker stumbles on his solitude.
Release Date: July 13, 2012



Rating: C
Commentary: I’m a bit surprised they didn’t go with something more outlandish. there are some cheesy elements, but the overall design works without being oppressive.
Rating: C- / D+
Commentary: Although I saw the trailer labeled #2 first, this first trailer seems to be the release one I’ve seen in theaters. It isn’t hard to see Adam Sandler’s influence on the film, which doesn’t bode well for its execution. Sony Animation has trouble creating energetic and compellingly plotted films and this slapstick, pseudo-zany laugher should cater to those easily impressed, not fans of Pixar or late-era DreamWorks. / This teaser gives almost no information about the plot apart form shallow name dropping of famous monsters that you may meet in the film.
Preview Link: CLICK HERE for link to the trailer, more posters (if available) and other commentary not featured here.
Oscar Chances: There’s a heavy raft of animated films headed to theaters this fall and with the ones we’ve already seen, I think this one will have a tough time scooting past the others for a nomination.

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