Drac and the crew are off for a new adventure and this time they are outside of the monster friendly confines of Drac’s Transylvania hotel in the third installment of the Hotel Transylvania series. Each of the movies of the series has always been bright and upbeat with a slew of jokes and visual gags that keep the kids entertained. Hotel Transylvania 3 (HT3) is no different. Genndy Tartakovsky is no stranger to engaging cartoons, along with being the director and co-writer of the Hotel films he is responsible for a number of critically acclaimed and extremely popular cartoons including Samurai Jack and the Powerpuff Girls. While HT3 does not reach those heights, with the voice talents of Adam Sandler and Selina Gomez he has created a movie series that keeps kids and event their parents coming back. Much of this is due to the characters they have created.
With Drac and his crew of monsters including Mavis his daughter, The Invisible man (David Spade), a werewolf (Steve Buscemi), a mummy (Keegan-Michael Key) and Frankenstein’s monster (Kevin James) all returning for their third film there is plenty of familiar jokes to go around. On top of that new characters and locations serve to separate this movie from the other two. Setting the majority of the film in a first of its kind Monster Cruise breaks up the monotony of the bleak Transylvania setting and give the animators a chance to add a whole lot more color to the screen.
We got to seen an advance screening of the film a couple of days ago and everyone left really enjoying the film. I think the consensus favorite part was the Gremlin Air scene as the monster travel to the cruise port. It took a little explaining for the boys to understand the references to the old Twilight Zone episode as well as the 80’s movies, but even without the explanation they thought it was hilarious.
In short, the movie was a lot of fun and we had a great time getting together to watch it. Be sure to catch it with your family as Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation premieres today at your local theater.
To celebrate its release, we are doing a giveaway of a Hotel Transylvania gift package. The package includes a slew of books and stickers from the movie as well as Gremlin Air survival kits for kids which has games as well as other knickknacks perfect for traveling on the hazardous airline. Total value of the package is over $25 (See below for a picture)!
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Disclosure: We received a Hotel Transylvania Gift Package as part of the Giveaway.