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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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While it isn't the BEST Adam Sandler film, it definitely accomplishes what can be expected. The acting is great, the 3D is brilliantly used well, the animation is PHENOMENAL, and cements itself as one of the best CG animated films I've seen! Genndy Tartakovsky has yet again delivered something that is just brilliantly well done!
Don't see why the critics panned this so much. It's an enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half with the kids and is more than a little better than the over-the-top cutesie, powder puff, Disney sequel crap we're forced to sit through. It may not be enough for older audiences, but you realise this is a PG and the film demographic adults right??
Ok I caved and watched it. Meh, it wasn't terrible but its basically the same 2 jokes the whole time, plus its loud and flashy and pretty weak and cliched. The humour wasn't very funny and the characters were really flimsy, plus the plot was nothing great. Then it tried to get all emotional and deep but failed at that. Couldn't be funny or heartfelt or scary or exciting.
Hotel Transylvania (2012) - Is a movie that you'd think would be such a dull experience due to it's lair reveal plot but actually, it's surprisingly funny. It's fast paced animation, creative environments and cool character designs make this an enjoyable experience for what it is.The movie was directed by Genndy tartakovsky the same guy who made shows like "Dexter's Laboratory" & "Samurai Jack" and it definitely shows in the animation and humor. At times i do find the modern day references to be a little distracting as well as some of the character's whacking antics but overall i would say that there are more funny moments than stupid moments and that's enough for me to say that i think it's a fun spooktacular experience. (B)
A good kids movie with references to classic universal monsters such as the wolfman, invisible man, frankenstein and Dracula. My son enjoyed it and I liked it as well. However, I do not like the trend of having celebrities voice act rather than actual voice actors - I could totally tell it was Adam Sanford, David Spade, and Kevin James. Sandler tried to speak like the classic Dracula voice but it ends up being a lame impression.
Rushed thin story that doesn't stop to breath, most of the jokes don't work, and many of the characters are a bit too annoying- yet it does tend to have a nice charm to the film and some deeper meanings. Overall it's for the kids, mostly noise, and mindless- but it maintains a fun cartoon feel.