Hotel Transylvania Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Hotel Transylvania

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild crude humour and horror theme.

  • The pitch:

    Family fun to sink your teeth into.

  • Starring:

    Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, CeeLo Green, Jon Lovitz, Brian George, Luenell, Jackie Sandler

  • Directed by:

    Genndy Tartakovsky

  • Running time:

    91 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are punched, shoved, slapped, mobbed, crushed, frozen, pitch-forked, gagged, punched, bitten, electrocuted, headlocked, pursued, bound, near-cooked, hit with objects, beheaded, squashed, scorched, burned. Villagers attack with pitchforks, torches. A vampire's face turns red, scary with bared fangs and loud roaring. A character's body parts detach. A flock of animals are eaten (off-camera). Burning characters, burning clothing, explosion, reckless driving. Mountain-climbing accident. Smashed objects, debris. Biting heads off animals, stealing candy, voodoo doll, scooping brains out, people killed in fire, strangling pig mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Brains seen. Blood-splattered apron. Drinking blood mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Monsters in swimwear. Skimpy clothing. An invisible character is dacked. An invisible character powders his bottom. Man in towel. Innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Party guests drink cocktails, champagne. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Poop. Name-calling. Genre, gender, parenting, backpacker, regional, construction worker, obesity, teen, red-head, nationality stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Family, birthdays, coming-of-age, vampires, castles, trust, humans, costumes, entertainment, party games, singing, teen love, acceptance, prejudice, festivals, legends, father-daughter relationships, Daddy's little girl, over-protective fathers, hypnosis, rivalry, misconceptions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased wife/mother mentioned, seen in flashback. Deceased sister-in-law (eaten) mentioned. Fireworks, plane, flies, spiders, spiders' webs, rat, toads, fleas, fish, full moon, coffins, monsters, invisible man, slime creatures, skulls, skeletons, ghosts, hearse, cemetery, zombies, headless creatures, yeti, werewolves, merman, mummy, witches, Frankenstein creatures, scary yellow eyes, hunchback, talking detached heads, secret tunnels, sea serpents, hydra, sharp fangs, bones, fire-breathing dragon, suits of armour. Urination, farting, vomit, regurgitation, saliva, hairball, thumb-sucking, nose-picking, bottom-sniffing, howling. Plane, fire phobias mentioned. Bacon, worms, mouse, moose, beetles, cockroaches eaten. Some strobe lighting.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Entertaining, gross, goofy, madcap, funny, energetic, lively, serviceable, buoyant, giddy, loud. Colourful characters, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Hectic, mushy, unoriginal, predictable, one-note, repetitive, overlong. Weak plot, cheesy puns, lazy jokes, disappointing narrative, some jokes fall dead, Andy Samberg's character is infuriating, too loud, thin script, mediocre animation.

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