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Well…. the nephew, niece, and I have returned safely from the Hotel Transylvania.  Rather humorous tale how the trip was initiated.  I woke this morning to find a message from my eldest brother who is still down with SPOTTY(?) pneumonia…. honestly, has anyone ever heard of spotty pneumonia?  The message was sent at 3:43AM asking if I would take Noah since there was no way that Jeff would be able to.  While at work, my brother-in-law was in and somehow I volunteered to take his oldest along.  It was fine, one more would not hurt.

The show was actually really cute.  It centered around Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) efforts to protect his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) from the evil world of humans.  While still an infant, Mavis’ father build a hotel at which only the monster kind could check in.  On the eve of Miss Dracula’s 118th birthday, Jonathan,a young human male (Andy Samberg), happens across the hotel and the story takes off.   How long can a parent protect their child from the world outside?  Could monsters live amongst humans after 118+ years?  Just two of the themes presented in this entertaining little movie.

Some clever bits scattered throughout most notably the cavalcade of misunderstood creatures…. Frankenstein (Kevin James) and his bride Eunice (Fran Drescher); the Invisible Man  (who is a terrible charades player… David Spade); Big Bad, his wife Wanda, and their brood; Quasimodo; the Mummy; and countless others.  I found myself just attempting to recognize as many as I could.  Of course, Noah’s favorite part centered around Frankie’s all-powerful flatulence.

There was nothing too scary about the movie (I would say over the age of 5 would be acceptable).  Noah and Kyli both got a kick out of it as did their uncle.  At least, we all went to the facilities before the movie started and were able to sit through the entire thing.  Of course, that changed when we had to stop at Taco Smell to get a take out for a pregnant mother 😉

Next on the agenda, Skyfall with Alex…. did not know he was a James Bond fan.

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  1. derek Said:

    on October 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I’ll see it in the usual timing I’m sure. When my library gets the DVD release, that is. How about Frankenweenie? Seen it yet?

  2. jamiahsh Said:

    on October 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Nope… Haven’t be corralled into Frankenweenie as of yet. 😉

  3. Taylhis Said:

    on October 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    We saw Hotel Transylvania and liked it – cute for kids and adults alike. Too bad I was a bit tired during that movie and don’t remember a bit of it 😉
    Our family is not interested in Frankenweenie – we’re just not big fans of Tim Burton.
    Glad you all had a fun time!!

  4. jamiahsh Said:

    on October 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I can either take or leave Mr. Burton. Frankenweenie doesn’t appeal to me, either.

  5. derek Said:

    on October 15, 2012 at 9:26 am

    The original FW was just 30 minutes- I wonder what kind of filler was added to extend it by nearly 3X? As long as it’s free at the library in a few months I will probably watch it, but it’s not something I would pay for.

    The upcoming Wreck-it Ralph on the other hand… They went so far with that one as to get the surviving artists of the old Pacman Fever album back together for the title track!

    Youtube: Wreck It, Wreck-It Ralph- Buckner & Garcia

  6. jamiahsh Said:

    on October 15, 2012 at 10:01 am

    PAC-MAN FEVER…. drivin’ me crazy! WOW now THAT is a one-hit wonder! Wreck It Ralph does look good, though. Might be another Uncle tag along with kiddies’ flick 😉

  7. Taylhis Said:

    on October 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I’m excited about Wreck-It Ralph – that one looked like a winner from the get-go. I just hope they haven’t shown all the best parts in the previews.

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