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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Hotel Transylvania 3:  Summer Vacation
Starring:
Voices of: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan and Mel Brooks


Rated: PG for some action and rude humor.
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: July 13, 2018 Released by: Sony Pictures Releasing    

In an animated feature with some wonderful visual scenes Adam Sandler again plays Dracula a warm hearted monster with a daughter that knows how to get her way with him. 

The plot is quite like many other animated films, Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan) a vampire chaser from the 1890s is determined to bring down Dracula and all of his monster friends.  Van Helsing is built into a chair which supports his very aging body.  His chair is  something like the captain in the original pilot for Star Trek. His motto is destroy all monsters.  His determination leads to a series of situations in which all the warm cuddly monsters in this film series must escape dangerous over the top situations. 

The accompanying music is well choses and encourages the plot to be silly and comical.  We get to see many monsters doing their dancing routines.  Even old grand dad voiced by Mel Brooks has his moments.  

The look of the cruise ship is nicely spectacular in a comic book way, large but unlikely to be sailing with its design. 

There is a little message about accepting everyone who is different and Dracula learns to appreciate the Captain of the ship who has a secret which must be shared.  

These are interesting, soft hearted monsters who reach out for out understanding as they cavort on the monsters first cruise line, but far too much time is waisted on the situations created to destroy them and not quite enough on the comedy of their unusual characters. 

  Frank Chris Jim Dave Gerry Matt Claudette Jennifer Audralee Nina  Avg. 
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation  B-      C                        C+ 

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