Hotel Transylvania: Transformania shouldn’t have happened. And Sony probably knows that since they moved out of theaters into a streaming exclusive.
I can honestly say that Transformania is probably the worst of the four Hotel Transylvania franchise movies. And it’s not because Adam Sandler quit this one.
After three decent if not quite successful movies, greed would be the only reason for this one to ever exist. The story feels too forced right from the beginning. The events don’t feel organic at all. And let’s be honest, all the characters are known and well developed enough that they are very monotonic in this one.
Don’t get me wrong, the voiceover cast are great, and they’re doing their best. But when you’ve resigned yourself to the tiresome body switch storyline, it’s time to say goodbye. Andy Samberg is perfect as ever bouncing chemistry with Andy Samberg. And let’s not start talking about the amazing Kathryn Hahn as Erica.
Sadly, the movie is filled with over-used clichés that have already been in other films. In addition, relationships and characters that could have been developed are ignored or shoved to the margins of the story. The ending of the movie is kind of weak and abrupt. The result is a sickly-sweet confection that surely spells the end of this now decade-long series.
So why couldn’t Sony leave this franchise alone?
Should you watch it?
Much like the trio of films it follows, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is good family viewing. But rather uninspired, especially considering the first two movies.
Where can I watch it?
You can watch Hotel Transylvania: Transformania on Amazon Prime Video.