50 New Movies in 100 Days: Transylvania 6-5000

March 12, 2013

Transylvania 6-5000

This is probably the only G movie that will make the list, but it had Jeff Goldblum in it so I had to watch it.  He’s always entertaining on the night shows and in the other movies I’ve seen him in, and that is what drove me this movie.  It is kind of a goofy sort of movie, I would call it an early spoof playing off of creature features and turning them into a fun lighthearted family movie, but still something that is quite funny.

The story starts with Jack and Gil being sent off on a after there is some found footage of Frankenstein.  They are sent there find if there is something actually going on for a tabloid.  Things in the town don’t seem quite normal, and Jack falls in love, while Gil decides that the stories are definitely real.  However, things don’t go all that well, Jack doesn’t believe Gil.  Things change with Jack’s flame’s daughter gets kidnapped by one of the monsters from all the old horror movies, Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy, and many more.  The town folks come to kill the monsters, but it turns out they aren’t quite as monstrous as they seem.

The acting talent is pretty good.  Jeff Goldblum is obviously the actor of note in the film, and it is a pretty good film because of that.  He has his normal nice goofy quality to the film.  Ed Begley Jr, Spinal Tap and other films.  So there is a second name with some note in it the film, and they play off each other fairly well as the two main characters.  The supporting cast is good too.  It seems, the acting style is actually pretty old in terms of how they wanted it to look, it makes sense because they are spoofing a lot of old films, but they do so very well and it fits the whole goofy mood of the film.

Visually this film works, like I said, playing off of an older style and feel, where it mirrors more closely to the older creature features.  It has a nice light and goofy feel to it, and it is a very entertaining G film.  It has a fairly predictable twist at the end of it, but it comes off really nice and is enjoyable, even with the goofiness.

Overall this is a film that is very out of my character, I don’t watch all that many goofy children’s films, but this one, like I said has Jeff Goldblum in it, so that is why I watched it.  Overall I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out.  Twist was pretty predictable but overall I don’t think it should have ended another way.

Critical Grade: B-

Entertainment Grade: B

Overall Grade: B


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