Torna Hotel Transylvania, con Dracula ‘umano’ per caso – Cinema

Even Dracula, after more than a hundred centuries of activity with his hotel for monsters, is considering passing his hand on to his daughter and son-in-law and retiring… But going there turns out to be more complicated than expected. It’s the starting point for Hotel Transylvania – A Monstrous Exchange by Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska, the fourth and final chapter, debuting exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, of the comedy-animated epic created by Genndy Tartakovsky (here in the role of screenwriter and executive producer). Sony Pictures Animation’s film series has grossed over $1.3 billion since its debut in 2012.
Bringing horror story icons into comics is certainly nothing new (from the Addams family to Frankenstein Jr.), but Tartakovsky has conquered audiences of all ages by dismissing them with quick jokes and slapstick comedic situations in an all-age family dimension where, even between Imperfections, misunderstandings, reconciliation, self-acquaintance. A narrative path based on acceptance of the other and diversity, in which the Prince of Darkness and his friends had to overcome more and more shyness towards “strange” and “terrifying” humans. Dracula (who originally has the voice of Brian Hall and Claudio Pesio in Italian), now a grandfather, had to get used to (or so it seems) the irrepressible human pair of illustrious daughter Mavis (in the original voiced by Selena Gomez and in Italian Christiana Capotondi) and seems ready to hand over management of the hotel to the couple to enjoy centuries of retirement with his new wife Erica. But the plan suddenly changes to a crazy and hilarious series of events, misunderstandings and lies, which are amplified by the crazy invention of the human/machine scientist, Erica’s great-grandfather, Van Helsing.
His father-in-law and son-in-law (but not only) find themselves humans and monsters in reverse, as Dracula transforms into a sixty-year-old man with fluffy hair and bacon and Johnny as a dragon that keeps changing guided by his feelings. A trip to the Amazon, toward a magical solution for a traumatized ex-vampire and his willing son-in-law, gives both the chance to try to understand each other. All while Mavis, Erica and the gang, who are now mortals from Dracula, strive to try to make sense of what happened. The story maintains the humor of the previous chapters, and while it loses a little lustre, it’s also entertaining thanks to an endless series of cinematic pop quotes, from Jurassic Park to Raiders of the Lost Ark.
“Dracula has always accepted that Johnny makes Mavis happy, but never as a member of his family – as Gendy Tartakovsky explains -. He can only do that when he also becomes human.” It is “a natural extra step and development for these characters while giving a definitive end to their path.” Closing a circle for Tartakovsky, already ready for animated adventures with a less politically correct sense of humor, such as Fixed, whose hero includes a small dog who decides in every way to oppose the owners’ intention to take him to the vet for neutering

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