The third installment in the franchise of Hotel Transylvania brings about all the joys of seeing monsters in a non-horror way. All three movies have been made such a way that it’ll make you fall in love with monsters. With their different abilities and appearance, and a kick-ass storyline to support it.
If you haven’t watched the first two, here’s a little catching up on the story so far. Dracula (Adam Sandler), the proprietor of a Hotel Transylvania, a haven for monsters in a world in which they exist more peacefully alongside human beings. Dracula’s daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) married a human named Johnny (Andy Samberg). The first film was about their Romeo & Juliet union and the second about them having a kid, and dad worrying if he would be a human or a monster. The third film is the Sandler classic—a family vacation!
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Mavis plans a vacation for her entire family when she sees that her father seemed very stressed out by working at the hotel, only did she not know that drac was infact quite lonely. They leave their hotel to spend their holidays in another hotel, but on water, cause it’s a cruise. Drac’s faithful friends Frankenstein, Griffin the Invisible Man, Murray the Mummy and Wayne the Werewolf all know what the score is. So they start plotting, to find their friend a new “zing.”
As the movie begins, flashback to 1897, when famed monster hunter Abraham Van Helsing is hunting Dracula and his monster comrades, they show how Van Helsing’s entire three generations have failed countless times in trying to murder Dracula and his friends. Perhaps, this movie answers a difficult question, “Can a movie be hyperactive and be boring at the same time?”.
Genndy Tartakovsky brings back all the fan favorites from the previous two films and sets them all on an overcrowded, doomed cruise, but the thin plot feels less engaging than the previous films and the jokes less inspired. Tartakovsky’s character design keeps things visually interesting for a while but parents might need a vacation of their own midway through the movie.
This movie did not live up to the standards set by the first two movies, though it is engaging and filled with jokes, but it still tends to get boring, especially for older audiences. You should only watch this if you loved the first two, and are excited to find out what happens ahead.
We give it 2.5 stars with a kink.
The third installment in the franchise of Hotel Transylvania brings about all the joys of seeing monsters in a non-horror way. All three movies ha...2.5