No one does saccharine like Adam Sandler. The man can be sharp, angry and funny – but when he lays on the sweetness, it’s like drowning in an avalanche of Tate & Lyle. Even in animated form, as the voice of the world’s most famous bloodsucker, Sandler achieves sickening levels of ickiness and so sinks this otherwise pleasurable cartoon romp. He’s Count Dracula, owner of a hotel for ghouls, and on the eve of his daughter’s 118th birthday, he starts to fear that she’ll leave him for the big, bad world. There’s plenty to like: the animation is crisp and the action well designed, and a few of the supporting characters – notably Steve Buscemi’s put-upon Wolf Man – are memorable. But the script – co-written, astonishingly, by former ‘The Day Today’ scribe Peter Baynham – is a morass of lazy father-daughter clichés, and it climaxes with the most stomach-churning song-and-dance sequence this side of ‘High School Musical’.
|Release date:||Friday October 12 2012|
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3.4 / 5
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Truth be known, far more purely entertaining than Burton's latest and I too wish id seen it in 3D....in fact, as nothing new other than Bond from Fri, I may just do that. 7/10
I thought this fil. Was very good. I disagree with the reviewer I though Adam Sandler was briliant as Dracula. I did not watch this in 3D but wished I had! I thoght the story & the filming was brill. As for the song at the end - its a kids film for gods sake! All the kids loced it in the audience! And there were pkenty laughing throughout the showing.
I totally agree with the review re the script and the song and dance routine. Very very poor. The script is a lazy cliche fest and peddles that often trod journey that people who are different can get on if only they get the chance to get to know each other. The sing songs seem to be a feeble attempt to pad out what is a poor script in an attempt to stretch out what is really an hours story to an hour and a half to justify the ticket price. When will producers realise that crap rap and sickly singalongs don't make a movie? Avoid this if you can. Surely Madagascar can't be a bad as this. 3 out of 10 and I feel I am being generous.