So happy to have Denise Cortes of Pear Mama as my guest blogger this week!!!
My son Solomon and I made our way from the hot, smoggy Inland Empire all the way to Century City to catch a screening of Hotel Transylvania by Sony Pictures Animation last week. The movie stars Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi and Ceelo Green.
A widowed Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) runs a lavish resort-style hotel for fellow monsters, a place where they can relax and get away from humans. You know, the ones always chasing them with a pitchfork and flames on a stick. Dracula is also a loving and sometimes overprotective daddy to daughter Mavis (played by Selena Gomez), who is about to celebrate her 118th birthday. Like all teenagers on the cusp of adulthood, Mavis wants to go out and see the world but Count Dracula is having none of it. He goes to great lengths--even creating a fake town nearby filled with monsters wearing “people masks” to scare Mavis--to keep Mavis within the walls of the hotel, where she will be safe and sound and away from humans. That is, until one kooky, free-spirited back-packer (voiced by SNL’s Adam Samberg) stumbles upon the hotel. You can tell he’s done some extensive world traveling because the fact that there are giants, werewolves, shrunken heads, skeletons, Frankensteins and mummies walking around doesn’t phase him in the least. Dracula tries to get rid of him but he captures the eye of Mavis and pretty soon, he’s dancing, rapping and capturing the hearts of all of the monsters in the place.
The movie has amazing 3D graphics and top-notch vocal talents. One of the funniest parts of the movie happens when Jonathan is flying away from the hotel. Guess what the in-flight movie was? Twilight. Dracula isn’t pleased. This is how they represent our kind, he hisses. The kids in the theater didn’t get it but all of the adults were cracking up.
Hotel Transylvania opens on September 28th. Take your family and go and check it out! It’s a fun movie that all ages will enjoy.
Disclosure: raisedbyculture.com was invited by Sony Pictures Animation to check out Hotel Transylvania. All thoughts are our own.
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