Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) - Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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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.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 44 out of 248 found boring (17.74%)

One-line Reviews (126)

I found this movie to be very uninteresting, and cringy on top of that.

It's just not funny, exciting of inventive enough to warrant any recommendation.

The premise of the story was good but I felt the way it was told was fairly dull & seemed almost awkward.

) The jokes didn't land, the plot was boring and predictable...

The only hardwired way of thinking that changes is the villain's, and that happens in a very unfulfilling and cliché way (with Drac saving Van Helsing's life).

One of the worst movies ever .

Entertaining family film with distinctive animation style and wonderful voice acting .

Reuniting the Sandler company of actors to voice the various monsters on screen, we fall into a repetitive series of big jokes, big puns & big performances w/diminishing results as each entry tries to out laugh the previous chapter which is a shame since we have returning director Genndy Tartakovsky (he's directed all 3 efforts) who seems to have suppressed his natural instincts to be artistic & subversive (see his brilliant Samurai Jack series or his Clone Wars run) in order to get this tired pony across the finish line.

It's was quite empty.

Easy and entertaining .

The writers did an awesome job by making it entertaining for kids and adults.

Parts did get a bit too hectic and noisy and the story is basic and predictable with a few side-stories not serving much point.

The animation in the film is colorful and entertaining.

It's a concoction of nicely animated but bland scenes that just about comes together to form a coherent, if predictable plot.

I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it and how many times I laughed.

Funny, entertaining, another winner.

But there are also a lot of repetitive jokes from this very movie.

Just as entertaining as its predecessors.

For the most part, I enjoyed myself when watching this film, but it truly is as predictable as you can get.

This movie is so bad my 7-year-old granddaughter went stomping out of the theatre yelling, "This is the worst movie I have ever seen.

Really enjoyed it .

But adults may find it boring this time around.

Its really boring with unnecessary and bad jokes....

Mind blowing animation, with an ok plot.

I highly recommend it!

I highly recommend it to watch it with your family and kids, and if you're an adult you'll love it as well.

And it makes sense overall I guess, maybe not so much that Van Helsing eventually also changes side, even if being rescued from death by his nemesis is something unexpected.

just enjoy the movie pal, because this one is really entertaining movie.

Now, for the second half of the movie, I was bored out of my mind.

Predictable in its outcome, Dracula sets sail with his monster entourage on a cruise where he meets Wanda, his new "zing".

Entertaining .

But anyway, I got dragged by wife and daughter while weekend stroll and end up on the second row seat from screen.

'Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation' is less than perfect, could have been much better and like the second film is inferior to the first film, but it was again much better than expected and was quite enjoyable in its own way.

This third installment of HT movies ended up being very entertaining.

The Hotel Transylvania series has been consistently entertaining since the release of the original film back in 2012.

No story - just trying to make money out of the first.

Director Genndy Tartakovsky once again delivers some fantastic fast paced animation and some eye popping colors.

Also, anyone who has ever been on a cruise can relate to many of the scenes which made it even more enjoyable.

Much of the dialogue felt pretty lazy and cliche.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is an entertaining film.


This time with a predictable romance between Dracula and a woman.

Super predictable and same message as the other two.

There wasn't any humor or plot line I worried about as a parent, it was fun to watch, engaging, the humor made both of us laugh and I just love the characters.

We as a family loved the first two films but this was boring bland and not at all funny the "jokes" fell flat and seemed forced not one person in the cinema laughed all through the film don't waste your time seeing this film

Gendy Tartakovsky; the co-writer and director, has done a decent work on executing the scattered script and blends it nicely that may be easily forgetful but is entertaining in its own terms.

But hey I will admit it, The movie was oddly entertaining and the DJ scene was pretty cool to watch and was one of the most entertaining scenes of the movie.

They are also used so much and became so boring.

Generic and predictable .

There were too many fart jokes, and even if they were meant the kids it gets so repetitive sometimes.

It is unwatchable.

The story is somewhat entertaining.

An enjoyable sequel to the franchise .

Essentially, 'Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (2018)' is the same stuff you'd expect from the series except it's stripped of any semblance of theme and, in essence, even narrative, beyond the absolutely basic, bare-bones and paint-by-numbers plot that's predictable pretty much right down to each overused and almost insultingly banal beat.

Long scenes, boring antagonist created probably just-because and general lack of any flow or action.

There may be more than that, but my kid turned to me and said he wanted to leave and I didn't argue.

A LOT of jokes were incredibly bland, and the villains were like nails on a chalkboard.

boring .. repeated.. waste of time .. they are trying to make every character just cool which is not cool .. they supposed to be funny and goofy .. boring movie overall

First of all it was very predictable and it was extremely disappointing with the first two movies being pretty good the only good character is the dog and do not see this movie unless it is free it is a waste of money

The movie starts out extremely dark, with dark music and action packed scenes before going into the real plot.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is an entertaining animated film filled with unique creativity.

An amazing cast puts together a flat, dull picture.

The scènes when dracula falls in love with Ericka is hilarious and the dog, the kraken and Blobby are awesome i didnt really like the main villain i mean hes a robot and do we need a robot in hotel transylvania 3 well i didnt need a robot but for the rest it had funny jokes with funny characters and funny moments and a dance party thats super intense and really nuts!

Unexpected .

The story is very predictable but it's still worth watching.

The movie follows Dracula (Adam Sandler) as his boring hotel business and lack of love continue to bring him down.

It's worth 10 stars in my book and I highly recommend it.

Again, it wasn't a bad movie, but it was very very predictable.

However, the end was too slow.

A 3rd installment of a franchise that tries to live up to higher standards and not fully lives up to it, yet is sufficiently entertaining and actually does have a plot that all ages will enjoy.

" While the song is usually my cue to leave the theater or a party, you can't deny it is silly, simple, and FUN!

the script is funny and thrilling.

The main plot in this is a little predictable.

I thought this was one of the worst movies ever made.

I love 1 and 2, but this one was just terribly boring.

And new attractions seeming quite as tiresome to chase as the film's storyline.

A Dreadful Bore .

This one was really boring.

I have enjoyed the movie but The end was too much predictable apart from it the movie have good animation,good story and if you want to spend some time the movie is worth it.

An enjoyable prequel to the 2015 film .

It is pure fun, it is unexpected.

It is entertaining and fun to watch if you love animated movies.

I find them funny even if the scripts are veeeery simple, and te reason they are so enjoyable is the fact that Sony animation does one thing extremely well: animation.

Serviceable, but dull, second sequel to Sandler's all conquering "Hotel Transylvania" animated film.

7/10 - third chapter is a deserving entry in the entertaining trilogy

I was so bored I barely watched as it didn't keep and hold my attention.

Hotel Transylvania, the over-the-top, goofy family franchise returns with an unusual summer release (as oppose to its previous fall releases) to entertain on merely a surface level, with snappy animation and glittery colors.

The screenplay by McCullers and Tartakovsky is blunt and shallow but is adaptive and gripping with typical sketchy comic sequences pitched in to lure the audience and suffice its commercial aspects.

The animation is engaging, though, and there are enough fun moments to keep the viewer entertained.

Some people, like the first two films, enjoyed it a lot, again others disliked and even hated it.

) and Dracula is in need of a girlfriend (a plot that should've worked better for the whole movie), and out of nowhere, Dracula & the Boys and the other monsters go on a cruise ship, Yeah, unfunny and pointless scenes aside, We have many forced subplots that had little-to-no point of the plot, one of which is about some confusing romance with Dracula and Ericka (the daughter of an immortal Robo-Van Helsing, not a spoiler though, It's confusingly revealed in a trailer), And then we end off with Dracula & the boys defeating the Kraken with...

Me and the older kids liked it, the littler ones thought this was boring and wanted minions on.

An hour of my life I won't get back before I walked out to sit in the cinema lobby.

I liked the first 2, and I understand that this is a film for kids, but it's really predictable at every turn.

unusual but boring .

Half way in the movie, she was already bored and restless on her seat and I was less captivated by its same old plot and paucity of comedic script.

Which is predictable

- The story is boring and predictable with mostly flat and unfunny jokes.

At least it had the only repetitive joke that actually worked very well.

Just switch off and eat your popcorn through the boring bits.

The supporting characters/monsters each get one or two moments to shine, but there they did come a bit short too like the fish folks or everybody else basically, especially the invisible man who was extremely bland and unfunny unfortunately.

The story is utterly generic, formulaic and 100% predictable.

Meanwhile, an enemy of Dracula tries to get a scroll that would spell doom for them (not really sure how he phrased it, too bored) and then he opens it, and plays EDM music on the piano to call upon this massive octopus to attack them all?

And last but not least, the showdown between Count Drac and the Kraken culminates in a deejay competition that feels dull and tired, especially given that the ultimate tune which manages to put the Kraken in good vibrations is a pop hit from more than two decades ago.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is totally fun, but not the creators' best, I wanted more, they could've made morr, but still Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is an entertaining movie, and I'm gonna give an A-.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is an entertaining animated film filled with unique creativity.

Ok, there are some good jokes, but I felt this movie is so empty and shallow.

One gets the sense of the boredom of sameness permeating work, life and relationships.

Such a waste of my time

We really enjoyed it and I hope they continue to make more Hotel Transylvania movies.

The plot line is contrived.

your basic summer kid movie, but more enjoyable than most.

I accept my fate and get ready to be bored.

And the humor is little in between and a bit repetitive from the other movies which may be annoying for adults.

At moments during this film I was actually bored.

I've given this 5 stars because my 8 year old daughter still enjoyed it & I appreciate it is essentially a kids film.

The movie follows Dracula (Adam Sandler) as his boring hotel business and lack of love continue to bring him down.

")Overall, I give this movie a 3/10, Save your money for something more enjoyable for your children like Incredibles 2 or - surprisingly - The Teen Titans Go!

The movie did overall a good job of it being oddly entertaining.

Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) has started to get pretty lonely and bored at being at his famed hotel for monsters.

I absolutely love the first two films but the gags in this one were very obvious & the visual humour was actually quite annoying.. Such a shame, as I was genuinely ready to enjoy the third instalment as I had the previous two, but it just dragged along & a lot of the fun from the first two films was missing.

The writing is; as mentioned earlier, cheesy and corny with pretentious and foricbly installed humor that works only half the time.

Good film worth watching great animation, links nicely from the others .

A fun film for the kids but repetitive with its humor.

So sad all basic cliche jokes .

Hotel Transylvania is a movie series that has endured constant trash-talking from mainstream critics to deliver an adequate surge of laughs, heart, and snappy visual wonder.