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YMMV: Hotel Transylvania
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Quasimodo is this in both the movie and the game, despite being the closest thing the movie has to a Big Bad. The game is exceptionally bad about this, where every "boss" in the game falls into this trope. To truly hammer it home, your only reward for beating Quasimodo are a few words of dialogue immediately followed by the end credits!
  • Creepy Cute: She's 118, can turn into a bat (albeit a very adorable one), crawl on walls, can't go out during the day, and has no reflection, but otherwise, young Mavis appears to be a normal, sweet teenage girl.
  • Critical Dissonance: Movie critics gave the film mixed reviews, but audiences liked it anyway; the film earned an A-minus from Cinemascore.
    • In fact, the public liked the movie so much that it led the film to an opening weekend total of $42.5 million. It is the best opening weekend ever for a Sony Pictures Animation feature, topping the $30.3 million opening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in 2009, as well as the biggest opening weekend ever for the month of September. It went on to make $358.4 million worldwide against a budget of $85 million. A sequel has even been announced, due to be released on September 25, 2015.
  • Crossover Ship: Mavis is already being shipped with Jack Frost. Other characters she's been paired with include the Once-ler and Flint Lockwood.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: So the "Zing" is described as something that only happens once in a lifetime. Too bad Mavis had it with a human who will only live a fraction of her own immortal life.
  • Ear Worm: The song during the Dance Party Ending is quite... divisive, but the chorus is really catchy, regardless.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Winnie
  • Fan Nickname: Dr. Orpheus: The Movie from those who noticed a comparison between Dracula and Mavis to Dr. Orpheus and his daughter Triana from The Venture Bros.. Both are single dads with a Large Ham nature, Orpheus has been mistaken for Dracula, both daughters are a Perky Goth with short hair, a short skirt, and striped stockings, and both girls have an Adorkable love interest.
  • Game-Breaking Bug: A pretty bad one for the game if you're looking for replay value. On some cartridges, if you beat the game and try to reload the save file, you will be greeted by a load error message, which prevents you from replaying it at all.
  • Goddamned Bats: The fish-tossing zombie waiters in the game.
  • Ho Yay: Jonathan and Dracula. Jonathan is the only one that can get him to lighten up, the common romantic comedy trope Race for Your Love was used with those two, and the scene where Jonathan tells Mavis he hates monsters and leaves? He does that for Dracula. He hurts the supposed love of his life for him. Of course he later says that he did it to avoid being eaten, but still.
    • To a lesser extent, there's Griffin's evident crush (man-crush, maybe?) on Drac. See Ambiguously Gay on the front page.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Most of the adult interest in this movie comes solely from the fact that Genndy Tartakovsky directed it. Many people are not interested in the film itself and just want to see it because they think it will help his career if they do. The fact that he's said "if this film does well, they might let me do a Samurai Jack movie" only adds to it.
    • The media has also made a huge deal over the fact that Selena Gomez is voicing Mavis, and her popularity is a huge draw for the teeny-bopper crowd.
  • Love It or Hate It: When discussing the movie with people you know, expect either overwhelming praise or absolute disdain for it.
  • Memetic Mutation: In-universe example; anybody doing an impression of Dracula always says "blah bluh blah", though Dracula himself claims he never says that.
    Dracula: I do not say "blah bluh blah!"
  • Misaimed Marketing: Seriously, did they really need to do a Cover Version of "Call Me Maybe?"
  • Moe: When Mavis' bat form puts on those adorable Puppy-Dog Eyes.... Also, her baby and little girl forms.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The zombies grunting in the Nintendo 3DS game. You will hear it a lot.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Though nothing truly outstanding, the Nintendo 3DS game is pretty okay. Unfortunately, if you're unlucky to have one of those cartridges that crashes if you try to load a save....
  • The Scrappy: Jonathan. Generic Guy is a reason why but not the only one.
  • The Woobie: Both Mavis and Dracula. It's because of the big blue eyes that you just want to give them a hug.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character / Critical Research Failure: Quasimodo as the main "villain" of both the movie and the game. Even if you were to get over the fact that the Hunchback of Notre Dame was anything but an evil, snobbish French chef, it will still bother you that his character is so underused that his scenes could be cropped out entirely and it won't really ruin the flow of the movie.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The squash-and-stretch animation is pretty unparalleled by other CGI films (of course, when it's helmed by none other than Genndy Tartakovsky, what did you expect?)

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