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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation | 2018 | PG | - 2.4.1

Animated feature where Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) seems stressed out and overworked, so his daughter (voiced by Selena Gomez) decides to surprise him with a special vacation. However, she never planned on him falling in love during the trip. Also with the voices of Mel Brooks, Andy Samberg, Kathryn Hahn, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Tara Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin James, Chris Parnell and Jaime Camil. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. One line of dialogue is spoken in German and is not translated. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Two monsters kiss at their wedding. A werewolf pup kisses a boy on the cheek and he blushes.
 Monsters dance together at a wedding reception. Monsters admire a female monster dancing and one says, "She's got stitches in all the right places." A vampire and a woman flirt with each other in a couple of scenes. A vampire admires a woman and is tongue-tied when he tries to speak. Several witches admire an elderly vampire wearing bikini swim trunks. A vampire is nervous and asks a woman if she would like to "See his parts" while asking her for a date. A vampire and a woman hug.
 A monster uses a dating app to find a date (we see photos of monsters on his phone screen). A monster talks about how attractive Nefertiti was. A monster rubs "moon screen" on his wife's bare back. A man says, "When my parents kiss, I still close my eyes." A young boy runs away from a werewolf pup and he says, "I'm too young to zing" (meaning to be in love). A vampire proposes to a woman and when she accepts a spider ring crawls onto her finger.
 A female monster wears a low-cut gown that reveals cleavage. An elderly vampire wears bikini swim trunks and we see his chest, abdomen, legs to the hips and back. A woman wears a one piece swimsuit that reveals cleavage and bare back. A vampire is shown shirtless (bare shoulders, chest, abdomen and back are shown). A young woman wears a swimsuit that reveals cleavage and legs. A mummy's bandages outline his buttocks. A woman wears a form-fitting jump suit that reveals bare shoulders and the outline of her breasts, hips and buttocks.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man with a weapon enters a moving train and threatens monsters on-board; he lights a match that scares one monster who runs through the train followed by the others and they climb onto the roof of the train as the man inside fires his weapon at them, and then climbs up after them; one monster pushes the others off the roof of the train and we see them each hit trees as they make grunting and yelling noises (no injuries are seen), and we then see the man struck by a tunnel and he falls onto the train. A giant squid's eyes glow red and it slams its tentacles onto a bridge, through a mountain, breaking it apart and causing monsters to run and panic; a tentacle grabs a young boy and a vampire and a dog bite a tentacle until the boy is released, a woman pokes the squid in the eye and two men fall into the squid's mouth (they are unharmed). We see a series of quick cut scenes of one man being struck repeatedly in different settings; he is struck by a tunnel as he stands on top of a moving train, he is struck by a cart and pinned against a wall, he flies a plane and crashes into a wall, a car crashes, and he falls from a cliff into the ocean (we don't see injuries but we see his eyes cross after one incident and he makes anguished faces). A rickety plane filled with monsters is flown by Gremlins and it dives into the ocean as a "landing," and then floats toward an opening in the water with many ships piled on top of one another (The Bermuda Triangle). A woman in a submarine shoots many spear-type weapons at a vampire (he is not harmed). Two werewolves are shot with tranquilizer darts and are locked in a closet. A giant squid slams its tentacle onto the deck of a ship (no damage is done).
 A man slams into a column and is knocked down briefly. A woman swims through a dark underwater cave, goes through a tunnel and when she steps on a paving stone, a large axe is thrown toward her but it is caught and she is unharmed; this happens a few more times, flames burst out around her and she is lifted to safety, spikes are shot at her and they are all diverted, and snakes lunge toward her and they are stopped (we see a vampire stuck with many spikes and arrows and with many snakes attached to his arms by the fangs); the ceiling crumbles and the vampire carries the woman to safety. A man in a mechanized vehicle falls off a cliff and a vampire swoops down to save him.
 A werewolf pup bites a monster's finger off; the severed finger is pulled out of the pup's mouth and returned to its owner. A monster covered with spikes becomes nervous and screams, spraying spikes around a room (a young woman dodges the spikes and one pierces a spray can that shoots around the room). A female monster has one arm that is unusually large and muscular and when she dances with another monster she squeezes around his neck (he breaks away and is OK). Hot coffee is spilled on the lap of a monster in an airplane, and the beverage cart rolls over the foot of another monster (they both yell). A huge dog cries and hides under a staircase when fireworks explode in the sky. A monster throws a glass of champagne in a vampire's face then slaps him several times. A fish caregiver is swarmed by many werewolf pups; he is trampled and calls for help. A blob monster is struck by a flare and blows up to bits of green goo and then comes back together again. A lifeboat crashes down on a blob monster (he is OK afterward). A blob monster is thrown overboard and gets caught in the ship's propeller. A volleyball screams as it is struck repeatedly during a match and it wraps itself around a vampire's head when it is spiked by a monster. While scuba diving, a shark flashes its sharp teeth at a boy, a vampire rides on the back of a shark and a boy rides on the back of a whale. A monster is given a beverage glass with a goat in it and we hear the goat bleat off-screen (presumably the monster eats it). A giant rat snarls at a small bat and the bat punches it in the face. A young woman holds another woman in a forcefield briefly.
 Several monsters are seen wearing disguises while on a train (we see one with stitches on his face and limbs and a werewolf with a furry arm) and a young boy sees their faces and has a panic attack (briefly). We see a variety of monsters: a blob, skeletons, creatures with many teeth in large mouths, creatures with many eyes, fish with human legs and feet, etc. A monster gambles and loses his hands (we see him later with crab claws for hands). A blob monster squishes when he speaks. A vampire's heart beats heavily in his chest and we hear it thumping. An elderly man is seen as a head attached to a mechanized vehicle with pumps and wheels as well as organs in jars of liquid.
 A large dog bounds through a crowded room throwing chairs and monsters into the air as well as a huge amount of slobber that splatters onto wedding attendees. A large dog barks and splatters a lot of saliva all around in a few scenes. A young woman smears facial cream on a vampire's face. A skeleton eats large amounts of food that fall through its bones and onto the floor. A blob monster changes color and vomits a glob of goo that then behaves like a toddler and clings to the blob monster. A baby burps loudly. Vampires' stomachs rumble after eating garlic and they flatulate. A dog sniffs the backside of a blob dog.
 A man and a woman talk about wanting to kill a vampire and all monsters.


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LANGUAGE 1 - Name-calling (annoying, a dog's name is Tinkles, awful, fool, sneaky pants, silly, preposterous, monster, creepy, weird, disgusting). | profanity glossary |


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SUBSTANCE USE - Monsters drink alcohol in a bar and monsters are shown holding glasses of champagne.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Monster-human relationships, Professor Abraham Van Helsing, hate, marriage, loneliness, finding love a second time, death of a spouse, stress, The Bermuda Triangle, destiny, fear of losing,

MESSAGE - Make your own future.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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