After taking a look at this first full trailer for the CG movie “Hotel Transylvania”, I can’t decide if director Genndy Tartakovsky and company are hiding all the good laughs from the trailers, or if there’s just not that many good laughs to be had. It looks like a safe enough movie — big movie stars doing voices, high-concept storyline, but beyond that? Dunno. The biggest chuckle I got out of the trailer was the skeleton in the shower gag, which I already saw in the previous teaser trailer. I got a mild chuckle out of that one. The rest of the trailer? Meh.
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, David Spade, Andy Samberg, Fran Drescher, David Koechner, and Molly Shannon.
The hotel doors open September 21, 2012.
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