Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Movie Review

Updated January 13, 2022

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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Movie Review

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Transylvania is a world of monsters—but it’s also home to Dracula. That’s right, everyone’s favorite vampire returns in this all-new, monster­-movie Hotel Transylvania: Transformania! And thanks to the pandemic everyone can watch the movie right in their living room on Prime Video Friday, January 14th. 

I got the chance to watch it the other day so I can share my review with all of you. Here are my thoughts and some fun facts about the movie. Warning: there are some spoilers in this review!

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Movie

A Fun-Filled Family Film

This movie is definitely one for the entire family no matter the age. I didn’t notice anything in the film that was offensive, foul, or violence. There is a scene where you see a glimpse of a naked butt from one of the monsters but other than that all was good.

Full of Laughs

There is plenty of humor in this film for the adults and kids. I got a kick out of several scenes throughout the movie. There are lots of silly moments for the kids as well from Johnny and Drac’s adventure together to the monsters turning humans.

New Drac, Who Dis

For the last 3 Hotel Transylvania movies, Adam Sandler has been the voice of Drac but in the 4th one there is a new voice. YouTuber, Brian Hull took over the voice of Drac this time of round. If you’ve been following him, you will know that he is a huge animation fan and has even voiced Drac in some of his videos. 

While I think he did a fantastic job at taking over the role and trying to recreate the same voice we got from Adam Sandler over the years, it was still a bit different. I think it will take some time to get used to before some can accept the fact that Adam Sandler is no longer the voice of Drac. But Drac is human in the new movie so his voice would be a bit different, right?! It still seemed off to me but I’m not always good on change. Kids will probably not notice but the adults might.

Overall Thoughts

I thought this was a good movie overall. Was it predictable? YES! But most of us figured that out just from watching the trailer as we knew what was going to happen in this sequel. It still was a good movie with the right length of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It will keep the kids entertained and everyone laughing throughout. Gather the whole family, get cozy and see it on Prime Video January 14th.

Will there be a Sequel to Hotel Transylvania 4? 

It’s possible! While there is no talk about it now, it’s possible the way the movie ended that there might be a Hotel Transylvania 5 in the works. We shall see!

Fun Facts about Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

  • Young Mavis is voiced by Selena Gomez’ younger sister, Victoria Gomez.
  • Griffin’s human design was inspired by his comment in the first movie that he had
    curly red hair.
  • In the Crystal Cave, a keen observer may catch a glimpse of a different character
    design for Griffin’s Human form.
  • The license plate on Ericka’s monster hunting jeep reads: MNSTR HNTR
  • The drawing of the family on Drac’s desk was made by an artist’s nephew.
  • Wayne’s improvised dance is inspired by a number of popular dance challenges
    on social media, including the “Renegade” TikTok dance, choreographed by
    Jalailah Harmon.

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania will be on Prime Video January 14th!

About Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Drac and the Pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac (Brian Hull) with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s (Jim Gaffigan) mysterious invention, the ‘Monsterification Ray,’ goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny (Andy Samberg) becomes a monster!

In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.

The film also features the voices of Kathryn Hahn (Ericka), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Molly Shannon (Wanda), David Spade (Griffin the Invisible Man), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), Fran Drescher (Eunice), Brad Abrell (Frank), and Asher Blinkoff (Dennis).

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