Hotel Transylvania is back with it's third installment. Does it carry forward the humor, and family message from the previous two films?
This third installment of the Hotel Transylvania animated movies again has Adam Sandler voicing the lead role of Count Dracula. His daughter, Mavis, who is voiced by Selena Gomez, plans a vacation for the family on a cruise. Drac falls in love with Ericka, who is the captain of the ship (voiced by Kathryn Hahn). But Ericka is the great-granddaughter of Professor Abraham Van Helsing, voiced by Jim Gaffigan. Van Helsing has plans to rid the world of monsters with his great-granddaughter's assistance.I loved the previous two Hotel Transylvania films. I'm an Adam Sandler fan as well so I couldn't wait to see this movie. However, I was disappointed. The other characters' voice parts included that of Kevin James, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Mel Brooks, and Steve Buscemi. They were all great but overall this movie was lacking. Parts of the movie were very funny, but there were periods of time when not much happened. The script needed to be less predictable and more entertaining, but the kids will love it.
As I said, lower your expectations, and you'll be OK, especially if you take a little one. I gave it only 2 1/2 out of 4 stars.