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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

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Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.

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Genndy Tartakovsky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Dracula (voice)
Andy Samberg ... Johnny (voice)
Selena Gomez ... Mavis (voice)
Kevin James ... Frankenstein (voice)
Fran Drescher ... Eunice (voice)
Steve Buscemi ... Wayne (voice)
Molly Shannon ... Wanda (voice)
David Spade ... Griffin (voice)
Keegan-Michael Key ... Murray (voice)
Jim Gaffigan ... Van Helsing (voice)
Kathryn Hahn ... Ericka (voice)
Asher Blinkoff Asher Blinkoff ... Dennis (voice)
Chris Parnell ... Stan / Fish Man (voice)
Joe Jonas ... The Kraken (voice)
Chrissy Teigen ... Crystal (voice)
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Storyline

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, keeping her dad and Ericka apart. Little do they know that his "too good to be true" love interest is actually a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, ancient nemesis to Dracula and all other monsters.

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Taglines:

Family vacation. It will suck the life out of you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | German | Russian

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,076,225, 15 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$167,510,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$528,220,871
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

As the monsters are arriving to board the boat, they turn right as they exit the 'island' of the aircraft carrier to reach the boat. As one of the witches flies toward the gangway ramp, the ship is now at the opposite end of the aircraft carrier, meaning the monsters would have to have turned left to get to the boat. See more »

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Train Conductor: Budapest, Budapest, the next stop, Budapest.
Train Conductor: Budapest, Budapest, the next stop, Budapest. Budapest is the next stop.
Train Conductor: Budapest.
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Produced by Tiësto and Sergio Popken
Performed by Tiësto
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Just a fun time
18 July 2018 | by jwwalrath-227-85487See all my reviews

Though the film lacks the emotional backbone and steadier plot of the first one, I found this to be genuinely fun makes up for the lackluster and slightly mean-spirited second film.

The main plot in this is a little predictable. Not bad, just obvious. But, this film is more about the journey than the destination. The installment is more segmented, following the many, many monsters in their own storylines. This is actually to HT3's benefit. The main emphasis here is humor and they mine the heck out of it. Think of HT3 as more of a series of Saturday morning cartoon/Looney Tunes-style skits.

Director and animation veteran Gendy Tartakovsky, ups his game with his unique style of distinctive animation and fluidity of movement. (Again a very old-school cartoon-style.) The new character Ericka, the captain of the ship, is especially impressive in the sheer amount of detail given to her various facial expressions and body motions. The characters remain distinctive-looking and colorful. The cruise ship setting really pays off with the different attractions the characters visit are visually arresting.

The movie also solves the previous villain problems of the last two films. Rather than have a shoehorned in villain who appears briefly and feels more like an afterthought, we finally have villains who appear throughout and are actually vital to the plot.

There are two little weak spots to the film for me. First, there's Ericka's chin. It's just a little too pointy and oddly angled for its own good. Second, the movie gives children the misguided message that love exists immediately at first sight.

Again, this may not be a Pixar/Disney level movie but is entertaining in its own little way.


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