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a fun film but maybe not for easily-scared young children
on 12 June 2015
* What's it about? The story is about an overprotecting dracula father who's afraid of letting his 118 year old (= 18 in human years) daughter Mavis fly the nest and see the world because he's afraid the world is a dangerous place for monsters. After suffering from attacks from humans himself, he wants to keep his daughter safe and far, far away from humans. He keeps her home in their castle (which is a monster hotel), but Mavis really wants to see what's out there; see humans for herself, and visit new places. Then one day, a human happens to stumble upon their castle... no human has ever done that before. What will happen next?
* My opinion: Although usually I am not a fan of spooky stuff and monsters, I found myself watching Hotel Transylvania all the way through and thinking it was pretty good! Definitely a notch above being "just watchable". There is a lot of humour in there and a few very creatively thought-out ideas and I appreciated that. I think for children who are like I was as a kid, a little sensitive and easily scared, this may be too scary for them and I wouldn't recommend it to these kind of children; but for the kind of kid who loves halloween and creepy stuff like zombies, skulls, werewolves, mummies, frankenstein and vampires, this may be a fun movie for them; you may want a parent sitting with them just in case they get scared though.