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Hotel Transylvania, coming to theaters September 28!
So, as seen in this trailer, Mavis (played by Selena Gomez), the daughter of Dracula, played by Adam Sandler-
NO WAIT, DON'T GO, LET ME FINISH!!!
...Right, so anyway, Dracula owns this five-star resort for monsters, and since it's his daughter's 118th birthday, he invites the who's who of the monster world to her birthday party. However, one unexpected guest shows up... A human traveler named Johnathan played by Andy Samberg. Mavis falls in love with him, much to Dracula's rage... And yeah, sounds like a story you've heard dozens of times, only with monsters.
Under normal circumstances, I probably would have written this movie off as really stupid and lame since, you know, Adam Sandler, and while the trailer doesn't look that bad, it doesn't seem like anything special. It's premise is... interesting, I suppose, if you're into monsters, and it has a couple of cute jokes, but it just seemed like something that would flow under the radar... But there IS something that makes me want to see this movie, and makes me think it will rise beyond normal expectations.
It's being directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.
Yes, Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Cartoon Networks favorites such as Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Sym-Biotic Titan. He's also was responsible for the original 2D incarnation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (aka, one of the few GOOD things to come out of the prequels), and wrote, directed, and even animated for such shows as 2 Stupid Dogs, The Powerpuff Girls and much more! He's a legend among modern-day animation directors and animators in general!
And BECAUSE of that, this movie is innocent until proven guilty in my book. Here's hoping!