Even though it was considered a total failure when it released The Emoji Movie, which critics rated as one of the worst films of 2017, Sony Pictures still hasn’t given up on producing animated films. In 2018, through a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Animation, they presented Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation.
So far, in fact, Sony Pictures is known as one of the Hollywood studios that is quite consistent in releasing animated films. In fact, some of the products they produce are successful in the market. In addition to the Hotel Transylvania franchise (2012-2018), there are also Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009-2013) and The Smurfs (2011-2017).
As the title implies, Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation is the third film in the Hotel Transylvania franchise. In America, the film was released with the subtitle Summer Vacation. The story is still continuing the two predecessor films. Namely, about Count Dracula’s vampire family. Who, it is said, lives in the Hotel Transylvania.
The center of the story in Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation is still a female vampire whose voice is voiced by Selena Gomez: Mavis. Which, it is said, is trying to help his father, Count Dracula (Adam Sandler), to find a new girlfriend. Since his wife (mother Mavis) died, Drac has been living single.
To entertain his father, Mavis then took him on a vacation at sea on a cruise ship. Mavis’ husband, Jonathan “Johnny” Loughran (Andy Samberg), and their son, Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), join in. In addition, do not miss, also joined the group of monster residents of the Hotel Transylvania. Such as Wayne (Steve Buscemi), Blobby (Genndy Tartakovsky), Sunny (Sunny Sandler), Frankenstein (Kevin James), etc. It’s really busy. A Monster Vacation.
At first, the Hotel Transylvania gang vacation on a cruise ship was fun. However, not long after, Mavis realized that her father had been caught in a trap. aka love the location. Yes, it turns out, Count Dracula can fall in love again! He chuckles at the mysterious captain of the ship. The name is Ericka Van Helsing (Kathryn Hahn).
From his clan, horror movie fans, of course, can already guess. Ericka Van Helsing, possibly, is descended from or related to Professor Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan). Who is the legendary vampire hunter!
So, you could say, what is presented in Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation is a love story between two mortal enemies. Will Count Dracula and Ericka Van Helsing’s romance end? Or even tragic like Romeo and Juliet?
Btw, the Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation project is, in fact, very minimally publicized. Previously, never heard of the production. However, suddenly, Sony Pictures released it this summer. Initially, the film was slated for release on September 21, 2018, but was later pushed forward by two months to make room for another Sony Pictures project. Namely: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Which, finally, the release was also pushed back to that October.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Genndy Tartakovsky is directing Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. Who doubles as the voice of Blobby. He replaces Johnny Solomon who became the dubber of the Bubble Monster in the previous film.