Article posted: 9/27/2012 5:00 AM

Nothing 'awesome' about awful 'Hotel'

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Vampire Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez) shares a "zing" with Jonathan (Andy Samberg) while Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) watches in "Hotel Transylvania." Hey, why is Jonathan the only one showing his teeth?

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Genndy Tartakovsky's animated comedy "Hotel Transylvania" tries to fit a formula protective father/rebellious daughter story into a monster world without respect or understanding for that world. Come on now. Kids know that vampires aren't living beings. So when that old bat Dracula shouts at his teenage vampire daughter Mavis, "I want you to live your life!" is he being sarcastic? Or dumb?
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