‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ follows a very lonely Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), and his quest to find a “zing” again- the vampire equivalent of true love in story entertaining for all audiences.
Unaware of the true extend of Count Dracula’s loneliness, his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) believes his sad demeanor is a result of working too hard at the hotel, so she books a vacation. Much to Dracula’s disappointment, he’s brought on a “hotel in the water” also known as, a cruise. What makes the Hotel Transylvania franchise so incredibly unique is the storyline. Mavis is now a mother and a wife to human husband Johnny (Andy Samberg) and has responsibilities aside from just Dracula.
The audience is able to actively watch her character grow up and mature, which is an anomaly in most animations. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation makes a statement in that it portrays a single parent wanting to re-enter the dating sphere, but wants to do so without his daughter being hurt by doing so. A miserable Dracula can’t help but sulk but tries to make the best out of the experience with his family until he meets Ericka (Kathryn Hahn). He “zings” with Ericka instantly and wants to pursue her despite his fears. Even though the rest of the characters are aware of the change happening in Dracula’s life, the one that stays in the dark is Mavis. An unaware, naive Dracula pursues her romantically. Ericka pursues him as well but for different reasons, as it is revealed that Ericka is actually Ericka Van-Helsing, the great-granddaughter of Dracula’s worst enemy, Abraham Van Helsing. She attempts to form a relationship with him in order to kill him as revenge.
When Mavis does find out about the love Dracula has for Ericka, she isn’t pleased. “You only zing once,” says Mavis as she recalls her late mother, “but a zing never lies.” The rest of Dracula’s friends learn how to have a vacation aside from the hotel, where the audience once again sees the familiar faces of the Mummy (Keegan Michael-Key), the Invisible Man (David Spade) and other monsters. Filled with humour made for both adults and kids, Hotel Transylvania 3 is enjoyable for everyone.
Hotel Transylvania is now available in theaters. Check out a trailer for the film below!