Most parents fear the day their child wants to leave home and explore the world outside of the world they grew up in; even those that come from the monster realm. Sony Picture’s Hotel Transylvania takes this concept adding a vampire twist to the tale. The movie shows how monsters are more human then mortals give them credit for.
After his wife Martha’s death, Count Dracula decided to create a hotel for monsters as a safe-haven from humans. He raised his daughter teaching her that the now that she’s an adult. his human. To keep Johnny safe, he claims him to be a relative of Frank’s and learns that humans have change over the last few centuries.
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Haunts of The Hotel
Mavis is one-hundred- and eighteen-year-old vampire and the daughter of Count Dracula. She is curious about the world outside the hotel and wants to go on an exploration but fears scaring humans or being hurt by them. Mavis is introverted but also a kid at heart. She loves her family and will do what she must to protect them. She is known for putting others happiness before her own.
Count Dracula is an overprotective father and owner of the hotel. He sees humans as a threat despite not stepping outside of his hotel for the past few centuries. Dracula tries to be the cool dad by using teen references but is more of an embarrassment to Mavis.
Johnny is a teenager who comes across the hotel while backpacking through Europe. He is a thrill seeker and adventurous given a reasoning to his child like nature. He’s not scared of monsters and sees the hotel as an entryway to the paranormal world. He falls in love with Mavis despite Dracula trying to prevent them from falling in love.
This movie caught my interest being a family film mixed with the paranormal. I enjoyed how the film contained the classic monsters but gave them an update from when they were first created. I would give the film a nine out of ten rating, due to the development of character and how anyone can relate to the story. I would have enjoyed a better connection between the reason why Jonny was there as there was a weird pause between trying to hide Jonny and him discovering Dracula’s personal rooms.
Despite being set in the paranormal world, the movie story is what most families deal with. Parents want to protect their children from the dangers of the world, but there comes a time where the child wants to explore the world. They want to escape their parents’ rules and make new discoveries on their own. They will make mistakes and have set backs but in the end, they know their parents will always be there to love and support them.
Now, shush, I’m trying to read