Worth skipping! A janky animation mess that is passable for kids but has nothing to offer adults.
I took my 7-year old girl to this and although she liked it fine, it really pales in comparison to other options still in theatres (Christopher Robin, Incredibles 2). Full disclaimer: this is our first foray into the Hotel Transylvania franchise but I don't think we're missing anything by jumping in at the 3rd installment. I didn't feel lost at all with the characters.
The animation is a big of a hot mess, with lots of sudden and janky movements that makes it very hard to connect with any of the characters. This movie is actually making a small attempt at some drama too so it's hard to feel much when everyone is just teleporting all over the place. So if the movie is supposed to be for laughs, it falls short there too. Emily didn't really laugh, and I only laughed once pretty hard (so points for that), at a beverage cart being pushed down the aisle over someone's toes.
They got some fairly big voice talent all over the movie, but funny enough my favourite character, Blob, doesn't really have any lines at all. It's just the most fun character to see doing stuff. Dancing alongside Dracula while avoiding getting killed over and over.
I will say that as someone who's been on cruises, watching Steve Buscemi's character, Wayne, react to finding the Kid's Club for the first time was a real treat.
..but yeah, you can safely avoid this one.
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