Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (U)



Comedy (2018)
97mins US

Starring: Fran Drescher, Andy Samberg, Adam Sandler, Kathryn Hahn, Selena Gomez
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Writer(s): Michael McCullers, Genndy Tartakovsky
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Dracula's daughter Mavis becomes concerned that the clan isn't spending enough quality time together so she organises a surprise holiday for her nearest and dearest including her husband Jonathan, six-year-old son Dennis and grandfather Vlad. She surprises Dracula with a voyage to the lost city of Atlantis via the Bermuda Triangle aboard the luxury cruise liner Legacy. His mood brightens when he meets the ship's acrobatic captain, Ericka.

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Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (U)

Towards the gently effervescent conclusion of director Genndy Tartakovsky's computer-animated sequel, a DJ attempts to break the evil spell that has enslaved a kraken by blasting out Bobby McFerrin's upbeat anthem Don't Worry, Be Happy. The infectious, chart-topping hit should play throughout Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation, which doesn't worry about character development or a coherent plot and is blissfully happy to set sail for predictable laughs in foreign climes...

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. Copyright: 2018 Sony Pictures Animation. Caption: Jonathan (voiced by Andy Samberg), Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Dracula (Adam Sandler), directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. All Rights Reserved.Humour in the second film, released in 2015, in which the great and the good of the monster world gathered at Hotel Transylvania for the wedding of bloodsucker Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez) and her human beau Jonathan (Andy Samberg), was decidedly long in the vampire's tooth. The same is true of the script for this third chapter, co-written by Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers, which introduces Dracula (Adam Sandler) to the perilous world of right- and left-swiping potential love matches. "You can't be too picky. You haven't had a date in 100 years!" Invisible Man (David Spade) reminds the fanged fiend.

Dracula's daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) becomes concerned that the clan isn't spending enough quality time together so she organises a surprise holiday for her nearest and dearest including her husband Jonathan, six-year-old son Dennis (Asher Blinkoff) and grandfather Vlad (Mel Brooks). She surprises Dracula with a voyage to the lost city of Atlantis via the Bermuda Triangle aboard the luxury cruise liner Legacy. "It's a hotel... on water," retorts her unimpressed father. His mood brightens when he meets the ship's acrobatic captain, Ericka (Kathryn Hahn), who seems to like a pasty-skinned suitor with an aversion to sunlight and garlic. Meanwhile, Wayne the werewolf (Steve Buscemi) and his wife Wanda (Molly Shannon) drop off their pack of cubs at the on-board creche and relax in the company of Invisible Man (Spade), Frankenstein (Kevin James) and his wife Eunice (voiced by Fran Drescher), and Murray the Mummy (Keegan-Michael Key). En route, skeletons tumble out of one family's musty closet and Dracula affirms the importance of family unity in times of crisis.

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation is blessed with bright, colourful visuals and lightweight humour that should appeal to younger audiences including a turbulent flight aboard ramshackle Gremlin Air. The soundtrack grooves to Bruno Mars, The Beach Boys and Jonas Blue, casting a warm summery glow over the confrontations and tearful reconciliations. Vocal performances search in vain for big laughs amidst the sugary sentiment and a final reel reveal is telegraphed far in advance. It comes as no surprise that the third film contrives an unconventional romance for Dracula to bring him out of his coffin of self-loathing and provide some fresh blood for future adventures. Personally, I'd politely hammer a stake through the franchise's heart before our affection for these characters festers into disdain.

- Jo Planter

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. Copyright: 2018 Sony Pictures Animation. Caption: Jonathan (voiced by Andy Samberg), Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Dracula (Adam Sandler), directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. All Rights Reserved.


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- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Addlestone, The Light Cinema, Addlestone
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bradford, The Light Cinema, Bradford
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cookstown, Ritz Multiplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
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- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
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- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Penzance, Savoy
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurso, Thurso Cinema
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, Vue York
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To Thursday 25th October

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Aberystwyth, Commodore
- Addlestone, The Light Cinema, Addlestone
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Berkhamsted, The Rex Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bracknell, South Hill Park Arts Centre
- Bradford, The Light Cinema, Bradford
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Carrick-on-Shannon, Carrick Cineplex
- Coleford, Studio Cinema
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cookstown, Ritz Multiplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cromer, Regal Movieplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Derby QUAD
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Ilfracombe, Embassy Cinema
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Kingsbridge, Kings Cinema
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Broadway Cinema
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Okehampton, Carlton Cinema
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Penzance, Savoy
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Prestatyn, Scala Cinema
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St Ives, The Royal
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thurso, Thurso Cinema
- Torquay, Central Cinema
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, Vue York


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