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|Original title:||Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation|
|Genre:||Animation, Children's Movie, Comedy, Adventure|
|Production country:||USA 2018|
|Running time:||Ca. 97 min.|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
Drakula had trouble getting used to the fact that his beloved daughter Mavis married the foolish human Johnny and that his grandson Dennis is not a pure vampire. But everyday life has long since returned to Drakula's hotel in Transylvania. Mavis notices more and more that her father is stressed. Is it because of all the work? Or is he just lonely? Anyway, something must be done about it. Without further ado, the vampire girl organizes a cruise for her father and all his monster friends in the direction of Atlantis. Although Drakula isn't exactly happy about this surprise at first, it suddenly changes when he falls head over heels in love with Captain Ericka - even though she is also a human being. Completely dazed by his feelings, the vampire prince does not notice that he and his friends are sailing straight into a deadly trap on the ship…
With his first visit to the "Hotel Transylvania", director Genndy Tratakovsky landed a respectable success in 2012. With an income of over 350 million dollars worldwide, the animation strip was able to generate a multiple of its production costs, which made a continuation virtually unavoidable. Part 2 was even able to raise another 100 million dollars, which is why three years later there will be the third reunion with vampires, mummies, Schleimmonstern, werewolves and invisibles. To make it clear right from the start: if you liked the first two parts, you will again be able to enjoy yourself deliciously.
However, it is noticeable that the little subtle humour of the story has worn off somewhat in the course of the films. The over-exaggerated execution, which is particularly evident in the completely overdrawn movements of the figures, can in many moments no longer cause hearty laughter, but at most a tired smile. The partly really ugly animations - even if exactly this look is intended - also don't contribute much to the fact that in the end a consistently positive overall impression remains.
Addicted, there are some very amusing and even original ideas here and there. But at the end of the day "Hotel Transylvania 3" is only a slight variation of well-known gags, which just don't work so well anymore in the third attempt. It's also a shame that not all of the speakers from the previous films were engaged for the German dubbing. Even main characters like Mavis and Johnny have been set to music by other speakers in every film so far. The Monster Cruise offers some nice entertainment, but at the end of the day we still have the feeling that perhaps now is the right time to close the Hotel Transylvania for good - because the gags are simply too lame for a fourth infusion. Worth seeing with some concessions!
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