‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ Film Review

Grade: B-

Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James, Genndy Tartakovsky, Keegan-Michael Key, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

At this point, you would expect Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Hotel Transylvania’ series to overstay its welcome (I mean, a cruise ship? What else can these films do to keep families in seats?). Thankfully, ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ is filled to the brim with fast-paced Looney-Tunes-style animation, and an enjoyment factor that makes a vast improvement over its predecessors, and shows us that this series can be fun, even if the comedic cast is not enough!

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‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’ Film Review

Grade: A-

It’s a funny coincidence how two superhero movies are playing over the same weekend. Not only that, but the two superheroes I am talking about have been long overdue for a movie. While almost everyone else is seeing ‘Wonder Woman’ – which took 75 years to bring to the big screen as a solo effort (She had a ‘Lego’ incarnation of her in ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘The Lego Batman Movie’, as well as a supporting role in ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’) – I went to watch my childhood dream come true, with ‘Peanuts Movie’ style of brightly colored animation and funny juvenile humor that captures the original source material’s spirit without trying to be too serious. (‘Baywatch’ should have taken notes.)

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