Today we’re talking about the 2022 film Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.
The story follows traditional comedy pratfalls. It’s all about ego and misunderstanding. As usual, Dracula means well, but screws everything up. The second half is better, but still dependant on the characters reverting to their pre-development stages.
Dracula is a controlling, narcissistic, and childish character. I did feel bad for him in the jungle though. He learns his lesson, but its a similar one to the last three movies.
As usual, Mavis needs to save the day. The characters were consistent with the previous movies and did grow, but weren’t that interesting this go-around.
I will say that I didn’t really miss Adam Sandler and thought the new guy was fantastic.
Where this movie shines is in the one liners and quips. They’re often silly, but there are a few laugh out loud ones.
Visuals and Music
The visuals are good. They didn’t try to change or improve the style, but they did some interesting thing with the crystal cave.
I barely remember the music which means it did what was needed and that’s okay.
Once you get over the stupidity of the main character and that he literally causes all the problems, it’s a fun fluffy movie. Not much here other than the moral of speaking to your spouse before doing something stupid.
The kids loved it and the rest of us had a relaxing movie.
A possibly superfluous sequel with a lot of the same feel and jokes of the others. It’s fun, but doesn’t break new ground.
Final Score: 3 stars out of 5