Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

Certificate: U

Voices of: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Kathryn Hahn

Release date: 2018

3 out of 5


The Hotel Transylvania franchise continues with this adventure in which loveable vampire dad Drac (Sandler) and his family of monster misfits leave their castle hotel and go on a holiday cruise. Unfortunately, once onboard the lonely Drac falls for ship’s captain Ericka, unaware that she’s the monster-hating great granddaughter of legendary vampire hunter Van Helsing.

As with the previous Transylvania movies, this is packed with bright animation and colourful visual gags, along with lots of silliness, especially in a sequence in which Drac and his pals are on a plane staffed by gremlins. Parents may groan at some of the ancient humour but kids who are still young enough to giggle at fart jokes (it seems that garlic doesn’t kill vampires anymore, it just gives them wind) will enjoy taking to the water with their favourite monsters in their latest slapstick adventure.

Is Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...

As with the previous two movies, this is a film populated with monsters such as vampires, werewolves, the Mummy, etc, so may not be suitable for very young children who find mythical monsters (even though they are cute here) scary.

Young children (under 8s) may find one of the characters, a giant monster, a little scary.

There are some chases and scenes of peril but nothing that should upset children over the age of 7.

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