There is something deserving of our attention in the cohabitation of humans and monsters in this movie.
The creativity employed in the creation of the characters tickles stringent imagination. Some of the characters are absolute monsters, some are half-human half- monster while others are complete humans.
This is a way of projecting the blur lines between humanity and monstrosity. The fact that we are in human skins does not make us humane just as some monsters are more humane than many human beings. This is pictured in many scenes.
During the vacation, there is a particular monkey family that does not leave its children to move an inch away; the parents are always carrying the children everywhere they go. The parents are so lost in this parental duty that when eventually they have to be relived of this burden so that the children would have to go and have fun without the supervision of their parents, the parents look at each other and wonder what they should do with their limited free time. They really don’t have an idea. Meanwhile the family of Dracula who are mostly humans are in shambles prior to the vacation.
When Dracular is asked: “What can I help you with, Lord of darkness?” he replies with “I am looking for a date. I am lonely.” The loneliness of the CEO of Hotel Transylvania reflects the shattered state of the family. Mavis, Dracula’s daughter expresses the dullness of the family spirit when she speaks about the “all work, no play” tradition thus “We are working with each other more, we see each other less.” It is no surprise that she admits “Dad’s right, we need a break. We need to be together again.”
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