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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Monster threequel is silly fun, with a few scary parts.

Movie PG 2018 97 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 5+

Movie Is For Kids

Don't listen to the other parents complaining about how the women have there boobs showing even though their boobs are barely showing. Great for kids and has a good message!
age 7+

Bleh bleh!

Typical Hotel Transylvania sequel with pop culture references for adults, more romance, more Looney Tune ish CGI animation and a sequel awaits next Xmas. Good for a Halloween stream with the whole family that loves Adam Sandler comedies.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30 ):
Kids say (49 ):

This "threequel" lives up to the standards of its predecessors, which means it's fairly silly but promotes positive messages. These movies aren't Pixar-level masterpieces that kids and parents will want to watch on repeat, but kids really do respond to the jokes, the monsters and their physical comedy, and the sweet family dynamics. Not that there aren't jokes for adults, too; a funny subplot about overwhelmed werewolf couple Wayne (Steve Buscemi) and Wanda (Molly Shannon) marveling at the fact the cruise has a kids' club where they can drop off their dozens of boisterous cubs is aimed squarely at parents.

And while kids may not be totally caught up in Drac and Ericka's opposites-attract romance, they'll certainly care about Blobby (Genndy Tartakovsky) and the fact he can apparently turn his own blob bits into a Blobby baby and a Blobby puppy. Younger audiences partial to potty humor will also crack up at the dinner scene in which both Drac and Mavis eat overly garlicky Mexican food and suffer from gastric distress. Hotel Transylvania 3's storyline is kind of just a reverse of the original (this time it's the dad falling in love with a human, with the daughter being overprotective about the situation), but it will be more than enough to amuse fans of the franchise.

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