A perfect hotel loop isn’t much of a perk compared to in-room cable and mini-bars. Even if it offered all three, few tourists would book rooms at the Hotel Transylvania (Rotten Tomatoes – Metacritic).
“Hotel Transylvania is occasionally the kind of fast-moving, gag-a-second film that relies on quantity of humor rather than quality.” The A.V. Club Tasha Robinson
If you believe quantity trumps quality, then take your next date to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
“As for Hotel Transylvania, no need to put a stake in it, it’s deadly dull already.” Austin Chronicle Marc Savlov
Staking the hotel? Even if turning inanimate objects into vampires were possible, a hotel would be a terrible choice because kitchens have garlic, dining rooms have silver, and hotels can’t escape the sun.
“At its core, this movie is little more than Twilight told from the other side of the tracks, only with far more fart jokes.” Ian Buckwalter NPR
“A family movie that includes almost entirely lewd jokes for adults.” Mary F. Pols TIME Magazine
Well, you can’t have families without a little lewd behavior.
“Once again proves that animated films need to cut it with the musical numbers. I mean, who doesn’t love rapping Dracula?” Matt Pais RedEye
“This slight but sunny entertainment is something of an idiot-grin-maker.” Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle
Does it give people idiot grins or does it only work on idiots?
“Damned good genre entertainment. I laughed my pianissimo off.” William Bibbiani CraveOnline
Um. You might want to see a doctor.
“It’s done with freshness and style, a very funny script and a lot of energy, and turns out to be one of the nicest surprises so far this fall.” Rob Thomas Capital Times
“It’s music, it’s comedy, it’s fun.” Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) St. Paul Pioneer Press
“The very definition of thinking man’s science fiction, it isn’t just good guys vs. bad guys, it’s also good guy vs. good guy, both of whom happen to be the same good guy. Confused yet? You will be.” Stephen Carty Flix Capacitor
Whether you are or are not confused, you will be. Ergo, confusion is inevitable, unless you accept this premise, in which case, you’re no longer confused.
“I knew this was my kind of sci-fi movie when Bruce Willis yells at Joseph Gordon Levitt, insisting that they stop talking about how time travel works and just get down to the business at hand.” Joanna Langfield The Movie Minute
In other words, quit worrying about how the idea is possible and enjoy what the idea makes possible.
“Lacing tremendously exciting action with touching gravity, Looper hits you like a shot in the heart.” Peter Travers Rolling Stone
“Looper isn’t perfect, but it pulls off the full Wizard Of Oz: it has a brain, courage and a heart.” Kim Newman Empire Magazine
And a little dog too?
“All of Looper’s ideas, elements and actions loop back on themselves to create a thrilling, fascinating and fiercely imaginative head-scratcher that’s undoubtedly the best sci-fi of 2012.” Ali Gray TheShiznit.co.uk