- Release date
- 18 October 2012
- Comedy, Sci-Fi
- Running time
- 94 min
- Colin Trevorrow
- Screen writer
- Derek Connolly
- Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni
- OFLC rating
Hotel Transylvania Rated PG, 91 minutes (Sony) 7/10
Despite the deluge of Adam Sandler films for which the adjectives ''adult'' and ''comedy'' vie to be the least-accurate descriptor, remember that Sandler can also turn his hand to children's movies.
Shunning the Pixar trend of animated movies for all, this Sony Pictures production is a crazy monster romp aimed at children, but it can also be amusing for adults. Sandler voices Dracula, who in this incarnation has turned his castle into a sanctuary for monsters and the undead, who live in fear of the modern world. When his grown-up daughter encounters a rogue backpacker and falls in love, chaos begins.
Hotel Transylvania will be a twofold surprise for parents: the monsters are kept friendly for all ages and Sandler and a star-studded cast are significantly funnier for adults when they try to entertain only children.