WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
The monsters embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so that Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions and catching up on their moon tans. But, the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realises that Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monster kind.
WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT:
Although still visually pleasing, the latest adventure seldom sparks to life, even by the standards of its undead protagonists. - Brian Lowry, CNN.com
Hotel Translyvania 3 looks very much a B-movie, with characters that are easy to like but hard to love. Still, at just 97 minutes it doesn't outstay its welcome. - Tristram Fane Saunders, Daily Telegraph (UK)Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is a summer treat worth savouring, and a reminder that if we can see past our differences, we'll find we're not that different after all. - Jamie Righetti, indieWire
Delivers reliably on the series' humble promise of sugared-up monster slapstick. The film is pleasingly mild and distracting. - Oliver Jones, New York Observer