Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hotel Transylvania: You Vant to See This Movie!

My whole family went into the Big City on Saturday for a special advance screening of the newest flick from Columbia Pictures/Sony Animation: Hotel Transylvania.

The movie has an amazing line-up of stars who are the voices behind the monsters, like Adam Sandler (no relation, sadly), Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, David Spade and Steve Buscemi - and that's just some of the stars. So we were already pretty excited for the film, and we were not disappointed.

A few scenes from Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania is a really fun film with nothing to scare my 3-year-old and not too insipid that my seven and nine-year-old daughters would feel to grown-up for it. Throw in a few clever commentaries for the grown-ups (the beginning of the film has Dracula describing humans to the other monsters as "getting bigger, and yet their clothes are getting smaller:), and you've got a film the whole family really could, and did, enjoy.

My kids also got a big kick out of the celebs who were at the screening - Mariska Hargitay, Ali Wentworth, and their families were sitting in the row behind us - and I loved overhearing Ali's kids asking their mom, "Do we know anyone else here besides Mariska?"

My kids also loved posing with the movie characters, even if they were so frightened!

Bottom right: Bloggers on the scene included GayNYCDad.com, NextKidThing and NYCSingleMom.com.
There was a candy-themed party afterwards at Dylan's Candy Bar and my kids acted, well, like kids in a candy store. And the car ride back to Jersey? Delightful.

My full review of Hotel Transylvania is at BaristaKids.com: Check In and Check Out Hotel Transylvania: Where Monsters Go to Get Away.

Hotel Transylvania opens this Friday, September 28. For more about the film, follow Hotel Transylvania on Twitter ( @HotelT), like Hotel Transylvania on Facebook, or visit the film’s site: HotelTransylvania.com.

This film has been rated PG by the MPAA for Some Rude Humor, Action and Scary Images.

Thanks to BaristaKids.com and Impress Media for having me cover the opening of Hotel Transylvania! My kids say thank you too!


Annie Shultz said...

I want to see this! My kids are too young to really watch scary characters like this but it looks like a fun movie for Josh and I :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Wow!!!! What a fun experience and so cool that they were sitting right behind you. Also Dylan's Candy Bar? YUM!

diego78 said...

Nice! I am going to take Halloween ideas from here now. My kids’ school is organizing a party for Halloweens and that’s the reason I am looking for costume ideas online. Good to have found this post. My kids are watching shows by Andrew Yeatman right now and have no idea what their mother is up to.

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