FAMILY VACATION. IT WILL SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF YOU.
Mavis books a cruise for Dracula and the whole gang; after reluctantly boarding the ship, the old vampire falls head over heels for its human captain. The third chapter introduces new environs for the gang, which is a good idea. There’s a lot to like in this zany 3D comedy; I love the Gremlins airline that (barely) takes the monsters to their cruise ship. Van Helsing is also introduced as a villain… but everything is a tad too contrived and thin, not least the final showdown against the Kraken. Not that young audiences will mind.
2018-U.S. Animated. 97 min. Color. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Voices of Adam Sandler (Count Dracula), Andy Samberg (Jonathan), Selena Gomez (Mavis), Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade… Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Mel Brooks, Joe Jonas.