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. Screenplay: Genndy Tartakovsky, Michael McCullers. 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.
Trivia: Followed by Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022).