Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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Factual error: Johnny shows Mavis the sunrise by keeping her back in the shadows. But if your whole body is in an object's shadow then you can't see the light source. The rising sun is reflected dead center in Mavis' eyes, which means the sunlight is touching her, which means she ought to be on fire.

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Suggested correction: Not really though. You see you can stand in the shadows but still look at the sun. No one actually does but it is possible.

A shadow is caused by something blocking the sun. If you stand in the shadow (i.e. you are no longer casting your own shadow), you can not see the sun. Think of lying on the beach and someone stands over you in such a way their shadow is cast over your head. The sun would be blocked from your view. You obviously would still see all the scattered light, but the sun would not be reflected off your eyes.


Character mistake: When Dracula puts Johnny on a time-out, it is shown that Dracula has the ability of psychokinesis. Yet during the scene when Mavis visits the human village, when one of the dressed up zombies loses its head, Dracula jumps into the scene to physically put the head back to its body, further risking being spotted by Mavis, which he wanted to avoid. (00:16:15)


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Suggested correction: Using this power would also be a risk of Mavis finding out because his magic has blue effects around which she would spot.

I doubt that, she was facing the opposite direction of the headless zombie the entire time, and the zombie didn't stand too close to her. However, I have realised that the magic does seem to make sound, and the headless zombie did stand close enough to Mavis for her to would have heard Dracula's magic if he were to have used it.


Suggested correction: Dracula's psychokinesis-magic makes sound, if he were to have used it to put the zombie's head back to its body, Mavis would be likely to have heard it, revealing Dracula.


Continuity mistake: When Dracula is heading towards Mavis' room, one of the rooms he walks past is Room 174. When he finally reaches Mavis room, her room number is also 174.

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Question: I don't quite understand, when all the other monsters find out Jonathon is actually a human, why does he suddenly decide he hates monsters? Wasn't he impressed with monsters even when he initially thought the ones at the hotel were people dressed in costumes?

Answer: He simply says that he hates monsters because he's respecting Dracula's wish and placing a barrier between himself and Mavis. He's trying to prevent her falling for him. He says this in the movie: "if I didn't say that your dad would have killed me."

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