Set in the late 1890s, Adam Sandler stars as Dracula – king of the night and also father to his daughter Mavis, voiced by Selena Gomez, who is turning 118 soon. Dad quickly continues to keep his guard against the outside world, especially when a young backpacker named Jonathan, voiced by Andy Samberg, manages to stumble upon this secret hotel where monsters and creatures can avoid persecution from humans.
The supporting superstar cast and their respectively voiced monster includes Kevin James (Frankenstein), David Spade (Griffin the Invisible Man), Steve Buscemi (Wayne the Werewolf), Molly Shannon (Wanda the Werewolf), Cee Lo Green (Murray the Mummy), Fran Drescher (Eunice) and Jon Lovitz (Quasimodo).
Additional family background, classic human paranoia and seriously funny dialogue (e.g. don’t explain it – It’s not funny when you do that) make this worthwhile gem truly entertaining.
The endless jokes, great references, and sight gags (e.g. the invisible man gets the tables turned on him when he is tricked into holding some bacon) are perfect for the animated film genre. Recommended (*** out of four stars) and rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images.
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