Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)


“Ladies and gentlemen, for your safety, please unbuckle your seat belts! ” – Gremlins

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Aug 2018)

Brief Synopsis – In order to try and give her father a break from running his hotel, Dracula’s daughter takes him on a pleasure cruise where he falls in love.

My Take on it – This is a film that I went to see because my wife and kids were interested in seeing and had they not prodded me into going, I might have waited years to finally see.

Not being the biggest fan of the past two installments of this film, I didn’t expect much and was pleasantly surprised by a few entertaining moments, but overall, this film feels like a rehash of the previous story lines just in a different environment.

AS with all 3 of the films in the series, the voice cast is spectacular and they managed to get most of the original voice cast back once again.

The do a great job of portraying Dracula in this film as being invincible and i really enjoyed the Indiana Jones type sequence because it works quite well.

This film is mostly geared towards younger audiences and my kids enjoyed it quite a lot yet they never manage to reach the level like their rival studios Pixar and Disney which create stories enjoyable to both kids and adults at once even on varying levels.

This film has a great message yet it feels as if they wander once again into familiar territory that was shown in the previous two films in the series instead of seeking something new and unique.

Bottom Line – Has its moments but overall, this is just a rehashing of the previous films. The voice cast is great once again and most of the familiar voices return to their personas. Really liked the way that they portray Dracula as invincible in numerous scenes and my favorite was the Indiana Jones type sequence.  This film is more geared to younger children and lacks many of rival Pixar and Disney’s ability to keep both kids and adults enthralled and entertained the whole time. The message of this film is a good one, but it seems as if they used the same one twice before in the last two installments.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Chupacabra is a Mexican folk legend, (goatsucker) monster who is known to drink the blood of goats. This is why the bartender gives him a goat in a glass when he asks for a drink. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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One thought on “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

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