Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Deep in the woods, in an unexplored peak and valley landscape hidden in mist, surrounded by graveyards, Count Dracula has raised his daughter, and is now preparing for her 118th Birthday Party and the fated day when she's finally allowed to go out and see the world.
Though he has other plans, hoping to keep her locked away forever. From the humans.
But then of course a charismatic sample of said human race stumbles in and wrecks havoc upon his world.
Or more like: starts the party for real.
And falls in love with his daughter.
And vie versa.
It's such a feelgood movie. Not only does it have Adam Sandler doing the voicing (same as Despicable Me - wouldn't mind another actor though) but Andy Samberg, and Kevin James, and Selena Gomez! And a bunch of other voices you might recognize.
The animation's fun, the castle atmospheric, the script takes you places, and maybe most importantly it's got that ZING. And a lot of it too.
It's a simple concept but they really took it places. Don't remember what other animated movies came out in 2012 but this just might've been the best one that year, and a lot of years for that matter. Thoroughly enjoyable, wholesome, never dull, but not too fast-paced or ferocious either. Just right.
Hope to visit this hotel again soon, though doubt subsequent visits will match up to the first.
rated 5/5: friggin awesome