Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Main Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Our favourite group of monsters are back once again to entertain and make us laugh. In an industry where battles between the forces of good and evil are considered popular, the Hotel Transylvania franchise completely mixes up the pattern by bringing together good and evil together in the form of relationships and having kids. The directors and producers of the Hotel Transylvania series keep on insisting that not all bad guys are as bad as they seem. The relationship of Dracula and Ericka is the perfect example in the film which clearly portrays how most bad guys are simply misunderstood. This concept carries a bigger meaning as well, particularly related to director Tartakovsky’s personal experiences. Director Genndy Tartakovsky, who also created Dexter’s Laboratory, explains how the film conveys an anti-racist message for the parents to understand. Coming from a Jewish family himself, Tartakovsky hopes to aware parents how anti-Semitic ideas have influenced vampire mythology.
Moving on to the plot, ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ is full of humour which ranges from catchy jokes by Dracula and his friends, to character designs such as the giant puppy that Dennis brings along with them to the ship. One of the most iconic moments in the film, in terms of humour, is when Dennis and Winnie sneak up behind Abraham and pulls up his underwear before he can shoot with his proton gun. Apart from that, the general personalities of monsters and their designs are enough to make the audience chuckle every now and then. To put the cherry on top, the plot also sprinkles just the right amount of romance, this time targeting the relationship between Dracula and Ericka.
As for the cast, the film reunites some of the most talented actors in the industry who define the genre of comedy. Tartakovsky claims that working with the cast was extremely easy and fun as they’re all professionals who know how to use the material they’re provided with, effectively. Pointing out Adam Samberg and Adam Sandler in particular, Tartakovsky stated that the overall film is “a big, gigantic, comedic spectacular. We get out of the hotel and see more of the monster side of things”.
All things considered, ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ is a fantastic sequel. The film does well to keep the overall tone of the film family friendly by keeping the jokes harmless and simple. It also conveys a very important message about maintaining tolerance and piece in the society for every regardless of race or religion. The film releases later this month on the big screens unless you were lucky enough to get in on the early viewing for Amazon Prime member which was on June 30th. All in all if you are expecting this movie to be better than the first two that you will be saddened but it still will be fun for a family outing!!!