This is better than TH2. The comedy was creative and imaginative, the writing was good quality, the style is appealing, the colours were bright and the music was spot on. A good storyline kept me entertained and would appeal to all ages - as would the humour. A great summer film for the whole family.
When "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" ended I was very curious about one thing; who wrote its screenplay? They proudly present themselves as Michael Mc Cullers and Genndy Tartakovsky. It took two people to write this stupid story, seriously? In the means of plot, there is absolutely nothing catchy. "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" is one the worst animation films I have ever seen. I am so sorry for the money and time spent on this film. Atmosphere is as bad as the conversations. In some scenes two characters were looking at each other and just saying incomprehensible words. These conversations must have been so funny that they repeat a couple of times during the film. This piece of script was written by two people. This is truly amazing. Such a talent. The same guy, Genndy Tartakovsky, is also the director of the film. He is the director of Hotel Transylvania 1 and 2 as well. Those films were relatively better than the final film of the series. This film is using all the credits of the first two films and aims only to make some more money. Once again voice stars are Adam Sandler, as Dracula, Andy Samberg, as Jonathan, Selena Gomez, as Mavis, Kevin James, as Frankenstein and Steve Buscemi, as Wayne. Most probably those voices are the only good point of the film, but I have seen it with my son in Romanian dubbed so I can't comment about the voices either. Based on my experience with these actors in the previous two films, I thought if there is something good in this film, voices must be it. "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation," was released in July 13, 2018 in the United States and it has 97 minutes of runtime. It was made with a budget of $80 Million and 16 days after it's released, it grossed around $284 Million, which is a huge success for a film like this. The only reason of this financial success is the good memories of the first two films, nothing else."Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" opens with scenes where Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan) is after Dracula, trying to kill him. These scenes are important because the progression of the film is based on these fights between Van Helsing and Dracula. When we get back to the present day, the family and their friends are at the famous Hotel Transylvania. Mavis thinks his father is very stressed, so she buys a summer vacation in a cruise ship for her family and friends. After an interesting air travel, they reach the ship where Dracula falls in love with the captain of the ship Ericka (Kathryn Hahn) who turns out to be granddaughter of Van Helsing, who greatly hates Dracula for no real reason. Eventually the power of love wins over hate and Dracula gets married with Ericka. As usual there is a happy ending in "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." I think I haven't seen an animation film without a happy ending. This is the purpose of animations. To make people feel good and happy. "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" serves the same purpose as well.Just like in the other films of the series, this one also has a lot of references from Bram Stoker's Dracula. The general story of the series gets funnier if you have read the original book, but those references can't save the third film of the Hotel Transylvania franchise. In 97 minutes of runtime, there are only 5 minutes of two scenes that take place in the hotel, yet again the name of the film is Hotel Transylvania, but an additional Summer Vacation is added to the original name of the film. In some countries it is also known as the A Monster Vacation. I failed to feel the darker atmosphere that was obvious in the first two films. I hope this is the final chapter of the franchise, because the quality starts to drop drastically, and I really don't want to remember this animation series with a bad taste. For the sake of the first two films, I was indeed looking forward to seeing the final film. Last year when it was announced I was very much excited for another film of this beautiful universe and after all this waiting, normally, my expectations were high, and therefore, my disappointment was greater than the usual. It is not a film I would see one more time. In the cinema saloon there were mostly families with kids. I was one of them and my son seemed to laugh at some scenes, but overall picture was bad, very bad.
Animated slap-slick comedy adventure (though I'm being generous describing it comedy)Dracula goes on a cruise vacation, he's lonely and goes on dating website, the predictive text bit is funny. While on the cruise he falls in love with the female captain, unfortunately she's a Vanhelsing, so any possible relationship would be consequently difficult.I only laughed very occasionally and couldn't wait for this to finish. Best stay away from this or they'll probably make a 4th instalment.