Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (popularly known as Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation) hit the Indian theatres on July 20.
The third installment in the Hotel Transylvania franchise was produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.
The animated-comedy film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and written by Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers, and features Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, and Mel Brooks reprising their roles, as well as new additions to the cast, including Kathryn Hahn and Jim Gaffigan.
This installment opens with a 19th-century flashback showing Dracula besting the vampire hunter Van Helsing: think a caped and fang-bearing Bugs Bunny versus Elmer Fudd.
Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) is running his hotel business without any glitch along with his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), her husband Johnny (Andy Samberg), and their son Dennis.
The film deals with the monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of the monster kind.
While some loved the third installment for being funny, adventurous family film; others have criticized the film for running out of all jokes.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions:
Hotel Transylvania 3 review:
Lots of music and dancing,
Not enough daddy wolf.
— GAB SHIBA (@gabshiba) July 21, 2018
Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Movie Review:
Honestly wasn’t expecting much from this movie. I’ve seen the first and second numerous times but the third one still has tons of laughs! Better than the 2nd one and up there with the first one. 8/10!
— Anakin (@Anaaaaaaakin) July 21, 2018
i didnt like hotel transylvania 3 that much and now the same wit the purge :((
— yoko (@lavelys) July 21, 2018
The Indian Express has given the movie ‘1 star’. It wrote “With the film returning to its first idea, of a monster and human falling in love, this time in the form of Dracula (Sandler) and Ericka. Hahn, a vivacious actor, has none of her vitality in the role of Ericka, while the affair between her and Dracula is devoid of that forbidden angle that made the first Hotel Transylvania click.”
Whereas, DNA has written the movie is worth a watch. According to the report, the movie is a kiddie picture that has the potential of becoming your occasional Sunday night watch.
According to Filmfare, the movie humanizes the monsters and shows that they need a vacation too to take a break from monotonous chores.
Check out the trailer here:
However, the monster-adventure animated movie opened to USD 44.1 million in the US in the opening weekend, swooping into the number one spot in North America. However, we will have to wait for few days to know how the film fared at the Indian box office, which released alongside Dhadak staring Ishaan Khattar and Jahnvi.