Last year, an animated movie about monsters and other scary mythical creatures, was out in cinemas. It is titled, “Hotel Transylvania,” a hotel in Transylvania – which according to Melton, J. – is a historical region in the central part of Romania. And he added that it is associated with vampires.

The story of this animation revolves around a vampire father and daughter relationship. Count Dracula a very dedicated and overprotective father wants his little Mavis on his own. He doesn’t want her to experience what he and his wife who passed away, Martha had experienced from humans before, that’s why he built a place where he knows that not only Mavis can be safe, but every monster in this world will be. He called it Hotel Transylvania. But that place didn’t keep all of them safe from people, especially Mavis. Not only she saw one, but fell in love with it too… It’s like a Twilight love affair, where there is a vampire and a human fell in love with each other.

IMDb rated “Hotel Transylvania” 7 of 10. Many really have liked the way it is made and produced. One review said “One of the best (funniest) animations I’ve seen in years!“ Yet some titled their reviews, “Nothing Special.”, “Good Idea, but not executed very well…”, and other unsatisfactory comments.

This monster-related movie is yet another cutie, comedy film co-produced by Adam Sandler and as expected, he’s also one of the casts – specifically Dracula. Another review from IMDb even titled her review “Fun for everyone,” and said “There is nothing terribly scary for even young viewers.”

It’s the first movie about vampires I saw that made me laugh, cry, blush and relate with some situations in the film. One is the situation of Mavis, the vampire girl, which she can’t go and explore the world since she is still a minor and her dad, thinks she can’t handle herself yet. In this film, monsters are the ones scared of humans, not the other way around.

The trailer gives almost all the hints that you can see in this movie. It is very worth watching! I really love this movie so much, that until now I still watch it a lot of times with my brother or boy friend. It is a family-oriented movie. You will have tons of laughs and a bit of heart-melting feelings. But of course it has pros and cons. Stated by Eric Larnick, one of the pros of this animation is “Adam Sandler is surprisingly enjoyable.” And its con is “Adam Sandler’s reputation Sandler is a love ’em or leave ’em kind of comedian — and after movies like “Jack and Jill” and “That’s My Boy,” the leave ’ems might have the majority. The idea of listening to him talk with a half-rate Transylvanian accent for 90 minutes is enough to scare a lot of people away.”

Anyway, it’s still up to you if you’re going to watch it or not, for it is a very nice movie by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation. You might be zing-ed with this movie!

REFERENCES:
1. Hotel Transylvania (2012). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0837562/
2. Reviews and Rating for Hotel Transylvania (2012). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0837562/reviews
3. The Transylvania Society of Dracula: American and Canadian Chapters. (2011). http://www.afn.org/~vampires/tsd.html
4. ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Review: Pros and Cons. (2012). http://news.moviefone.com/2012/09/27/hotel-transylvania-pros-cons-review/

Credits to YouTube.com

– What is the video all about? –

The music video “How to Love” by Lil Wayne is about making the right choices and paths to take in life. It was then a video obviously about what happened to a daughter that was unfortunately misled and not well-taken care of. It was first shown, after her mom’s scenarios that she had her life in the most miserable way, where she was involved with vices that also lead her in selling herself as a pleasure for the men. And at the end of the wrong way, was a dead end that she had to face: she got HIV. But after the negativities that were shown, was the other way around. There, the mother chose a different path for her and her daughter’s life. The daughter grew up well, graduated, and got pregnant with the right person and right time.

The video showed the consequences one must face when making a decision, yet despite the rights and wrongs there is he who appreciates and looks at the girl’s brightest part.

– What’s with this song? –

This inspiring song by Lil Wayne is one of my all-time-favourites. First, I was shocked when the rapper sang a love song like this, then when I saw its music video; I was more inspired about the twist of story. We all know that it’s not his “thing” in singing such song like this. Even the video wasn’t what I expected.

“A lot of women don’t know how to love because there’s deep reasons for them not knowing how to love,” he explained. “And what I mean by deep reasons is deep and dark reasons. A lot of people don’t open up that can and I figured that I can open up that can of worms and see what happens.”[1]

To be honest, I was thinking about a woman’s love life that was cheated on, but the video had a deeper meaning of knowing how to love. I am really surprised to see something like this from Lil Wayne, it proved me that he’s someone who’s at his highest peak of his life yet he still shares his ‘advises’ or ‘possible consultations’ that might comfort and relieve others that can relate or not.

As a girl, I really love how Lil Wayne appreciated everything about us (girls). It was reflected on the lyrics, that even there are blemishes or scars from the past he still sees that girl as the best and as a beautiful one. It made me realize that even rappers like him has a very humble heart for things like this. Looks are indeed deceiving – you will never know who are the-who’s.

Since the song received generally positive reviews from critics, complimenting the low tone and mellow meaning in the lyrics. I would definitely recommend this video to everyone to inspire them, and make them learn from this song/music video – like I did.

Amanda Hensel of PopCrush commended the “new side” displayed by Lil Wayne in the song, stating “we haven’t heard Young Weezy like this before, but if [it] is a result of his new lady friend, we welcome it with open arms. Not that we want the rap master to go all singer-songwriter on us, but this gem shows that even the hardest of exteriors can have a gooey center.”[2]

REFERENCES:

1. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1667052/lil-wayne-tha-carter-iv.jhtml
2. http://popcrush.com/lil-wayne-how-to-love/