Tom's Review of Hotel Transylvania
(1 1/2 Stars) I don't have a lot to say about Hotel Transylvania... I'm not a kid and the Universal monsters (Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, Wolfman, etc) have been done way better in The Monster Squad and the Castlevania video games. My least favorite element of animated movies is topical humor and contemporary music that dates it and this movie has a lot of it. All the voices mug to the microphone, playing themselves instead of characters and there are a million bad gags and puns about, well, Transylvania.
But in its defense, this movie wasn't made for me. I saw it because it's Genndy Tartakovsky's (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack) first feature film. He's talented, but I wish he went with something else. Take away two decades of age, and you'll probably like Hotel Transylvania... just see Frankenweenie instead.