Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac's Pack cannot resist going along. But once they leave port, romance arises when Dracula meets the mysterious ship Captain, Ericka. Now it's Mavis' turn to play the overprotective parent.
The first teaser trailer was released online on November 16, 2017, one day before the release of fellow Sony Pictures Animation film The Star (2017). The official trailer for the film was released on March 21, 2018. A 95-second sneak peek of the film was released online via Sony Pictures Entertainment's YouTube channel on May 7, 2018. See more »
In every other movie Drac says "bleh bleh bleh" but in this movie it's always said as "blah blah blah". See more »
Budapest, Budapest, the next stop, Budapest.
Budapest, Budapest, the next stop, Budapest. Budapest is the next stop.
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When the second part of the title flashes on the screen finally(Summer Vacation), it looks exactly like the film Summer Rental(1985)'s title, with the lettering and the color of lettering. See more »
In the UK its called A Monster Vacation and features Alison Hammond from UKTV This Morning as the voice of Frankenstein's 2nd cousin. See more »
Mindless entry in normally entertaining cartoon series.
The first two movies are extremely fun and well made cartoon movies. They have the feel of a silly Saturday morning cartoon with some of the most quirky animation in modern movies. They also had some heart and a really interesting stories.
This one throws all of the heart and story out in favor of full on cartoon silliness and makes it the worst entry in the series.
The animation is still some amazingly well done cartoony animation. It's not the technical marvel that Pixar movies are, but it really does the cartoon aspect of it well.
There's still some fun gags to watch, but a lot of this movie relies on those over dialogue or an interesting story. There are 3-4 scenes where there are no dialogue and just end up being really kind of dull. I know it's a kids movie, but there's just scenes in it that really feel aimless and are gags that just go on for way too long. It makes 50% of the movie just feel like filler to spread out the simple plot to a 90 mins to entertain kids.
Drac and his love interest are the main focus in this and most of the other characters become tertiary and are no more than glorified background characters.
It's still got enough of the wacky animation and outlandish humor, but it kind of feels like they didn't have enough to do with the plot. The first two held my interest the whole way through, but this one was just filled with way too many extended bits that go on for way too long and just feel aimless. It's very reminiscent of how Minions has those extended scenes of the minions doing some silly event that derails the movie for 5 mins and has no impact on the story.
Here's hoping the 4th in the series has more to it and can keep it intriguing for the adults too.
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