Last year when the Mummy Matters family were struck down with whooping cough and we had been unable to see Curly for a few weeks (because we didn’t want to risk passing it to him and his new baby sisters) we missed Curly’s birthday which was horrible. Naturally we have never missed one of his birthdays before and we wouldn’t want to again. When Hubby and I were out of our whooping cough ‘risk’ period and Beanie Boy had just started we decided to take Curly out for the evening for a belated birthday meal and a trip to the cinema. We asked him what he wanted to see and he chose Hotel Transylvania. If I am honest, I didn’t really want to see it but I’m so pleased that I did.
Hotel Transylvania tells the story of Count Dracula and his daughter Mavis. Count Dracula has raised Mavis alone following the death of her mother and Dracula is very protective of his daughter. He is worried that humans will take his beloved Mavis from him so he builds a hotel for all his ghostly ghoulish and monstrous friends which is bewitched so that no human will ever find it.
What they didn’t count on was young ‘human’ backpacker, Jonathan, stumbling upon the hotel and walking straight through the front doors. Dracula tries to escort him from the hotel before anyone notices him but without success and so dresses him up as a zombie and passes him off as a distant relative of Frankenstein. When Mavis and Jonathan meet there is an instant attraction.
Jonathan and Dracula join forces to throw a party for Mavis’ 118th birthday but will Mavis find out the truth about Jonathan?
We all loved this film, at the cinema Hubby, Curly and I were laughing along with the rest of the viewers, at home the DVD has become a family favourite, especially with Little Bean and Beanie Boy (and I do love listening to Beanie Boy trying to say ‘Hotel Transylvania’ – it’s so cute!).
Hotel Transylvania was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 4th February from Sony Home Pictures. If you want to find something to do on these cold wintry afternoons, I can’t think of anything better than snuggling under a blanket with a bowl of goodies and this funny family DVD to watch.