When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.
In 1895, Dracula builds a resort in Transylvania, hidden from the humans, to raise his beloved daughter Mavis in a safe environment. In the present, the place is the Hotel Transylvania, where monsters bring their families to vacation far from the frightening humans. Dracula invites his friends - Frankenstein and his wife Eunice; Wayne and Wanda, the werewolves; Griffin, the invisible man; Murray, the mummy; Bigfoot, among others - to celebrate the 118th birthday of Mavis. When the party is ready to start, the 21-year-old Jonathan is walking through the forest and stumbles upon the hotel. Dracula sees Jonathan and disguises him as a monster to hide Jonathan from the guests. But Mavis also sees Jonathan and Dracula forces him to pose as a monster. Soon Mavis believes that Jonathan is the "zing" of her life despite the advice of her father about humans.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kevin James (Frankenstiein) has appeared in Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Grown Ups (2010), Zookeeper (2011), Grown Ups 2 (2013), and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015). See more »
As Dracula heads up to Mavis' room at the beginning of the movie, he passes by a number of other hotel rooms. The last door he passes, the witch/maid greets him, and the head says, "Maid, clean up this room!" You can see the number plate on this door, room #174. Later, after Mavis' "trip", Dracula approaches her door, and we can see the number plate, room #174. See more »
No, no, no, no, no. I didn't mean to starle you, my little baby. Shh, shh, shh.
[Dracula singing to baby Mavis]
Hush, little vampire, don't say a word / Papa's gonna bite the head off a bird
A-bitty-goo-bah! I vant to kiss your *tush.*
[Dracula kissing tush to baby Mavis and changes the diaper]
I vant to kiss your *tush!*
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At the opening, the Columbia Pictures "Torch Lady" turns into a bat. Other than the studio titles at the start and the movie's title after five minutes, there are no opening credits. See more »
The, I think, is a movie that is fun for the whole family. Youngsters will like the characters, the older children will enjoy the jokes and plot, and the adults will likely enjoy the movie as well, being able to catch on to the more "adult" funny references and a story about a father-daughter relationship that can be appreciated.
The movie is fairly fast paced, but most cartoons are, especially ones that are just 91 minutes long. If you're planning to take your 3 year old to appreciate the plot, connect with the characters, and understand the meaning of family and love... that's not happening... it is a children's movie but it's not Sesame Street.
My husband and I took our 2 1/2 year old because it seemed like a cute movie to watch. It was. Our son sat through the entire movie and danced with the music, etc. We enjoyed it as well.
Was it EXTRAORDINARY? No. Was it a good, fun family film? Yes.
I would recommend it. If you're unsure about paying for a ticket at the theater, you can always wait for the DVD to come out.
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