After the first three installments, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is returning with a unique journey involving both humans and monsters. The movie resolves a popular what-if for the majority of its fans: humans turn into monsters and monsters into humans! So, how does it actually feel? Find out by reading on!
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Plot Summary
Johnny throws a lavish celebration for Hotel Transylvania’s 125th birthday. Mavis begs the Count Drac to accept Johnny as he is because he is well-intentioned but troublemaking, and the Count is (as always) disappointed. Mavis overhears Drac talking to Ericka about leaving the hotel while the party is going on. When Mavis tells Johnny the news, Johnny contacts Drac to express his gratitude for the same. Drac, on the other hand, fabricates an old real estate rule that forbids any human from owning the hotel since he is suspicious of Johnny’s methods. Johnny wishes he were a monster as well after learning about the horrifying real estate law. Van Helsing, who was formerly Drac’s adversary but is now a friend, just then offers to assist Johnny in turning into a monster. Excited, Johnny follows him to his lab in the basement of the hotel. Johnny is shown Van Helsing’s unique creation, the Monsterfication Ray. However, despite how straightforward they may seem, this creation has repercussions.
What Is The Monsterfication Ray?
The Monsterfication Ray is a crystal projectile that may be used to transform a person into a monster or the opposite. Van Helsing shoots his guinea pig, Gigi, with it to test his creation, which causes Gigi to mutate into a toothy monster! When the test is successful, the ray shoots Johnny, transforming him into a huge green dragon!
Drac enters the basement and discovers that Johnny has transformed into a monster. He takes the ray and chases after Johnny, who is excited to tell Mavis the news since he is afraid she will find out. Drac ultimately uses the monsterfication ray to kill him after multiple unsuccessful tries. When Johnny blocks the shot, to his horror, Drac is transformed into a human when it returns to him from a mirror! Drac advises the witnesses, Frank, Murray, Wayne, and Griffin, to keep what happened from Mavis a secret. However, Drac unintentionally shot his ice sculpture, converting it into a green fountain, during one of his botched efforts to kill Johnny. The fountain is used by Frank, Murray, Wayne, Griffin, and Blobby as a cocktail. The four of them therefore transform back into humans, while Blobby changes into green jelly (his original body).
It is clear that the Monsterfication Ray has inherent flaws and is not a foolproof tool. With its effects, both humans changed into monsters and monsters turned into humans are able to freely stroll outside in the sunshine. When humans or other creatures are shot with it, they continue to mutate into more hideous forms until they ultimately become brain-dead, ravenous beasts. As a result, Van Helsing’s guinea pig keeps getting bigger and bigger until it becomes uncontrollable.
When shot at, it transforms monsters into frail, ageing humans. Fast ageing might cause mortality if it is not treated in time. This is especially clear in the cases of Drac, Griffin, and Murray, who begin to develop wrinkles, thinning hair, weak bones, and a large gut. Even though Frank and Wayne don’t fully suit the ageing idea, one never knows what might happen if the ray’s influence hadn’t healed them.
Drac and Johnny discover that the crystal in the ray has unintentionally fractured after the change. Van Helsing informs them that the ray is useless without its crystal when they go to him to have it fixed. It took him three years to find one, indicating that the crystal is a scarce resource. But Van Helsing had put a tracker on the ray, and it showed them where the other crystal was: in the South American jungle! Drac and Johnny set off on their quest to find the crystal in order to transform back into themselves!
Eunice, Wanda, Mavis, and Ericka are shocked to see Frank, Wayne, Murray, Griffin, and Blobby back in their natural shapes! Mavis and Ericka are horrified to discover that Gigi has transformed into a huge, terrifying monster when they go to confront Van Helsing. The only way to halt the catastrophe and save Drac and Johnny, according to Van Helsing, is to locate the crystal. As a result, Mavis and Ericka sailed for South America with the rest of the crew.
Mavis and Ericka are on a major rescue mission while Johnny and Drac are experiencing their own ups and downs on their adventure. Mavis locates Johnny and Drac using her ultrasonic hearing and arrives at the scene with the rest of the team. They learn the monster real estate law was a hoax when Mavis asks Drac about who owns the hotel. Johnny becomes a bigger, more vicious beast out of wrath at the news and goes away! Mavis chases after Johnny to keep him from going out of hand as the others travel to the crystal cave. Mavis lures Johnny to the location after Ericka finds the cave. The mysterious red crystal is eventually located by Drac after a string of minor misunderstandings.
What Does The Marshmallow Symbolize?
Drac has been pessimistic the entire time they have been travelling through the woods. He dislikes that he is a weak person and disagrees with everything Johnny does. Johnny, on the other hand, is in his customary upbeat mindset and sees the situation positively. Drac starts to complain after unintentionally burning his marshmallow when they are camping in the woods. Drac only notices the burned top of the cooked marshmallow. At that very moment, Johnny informs him that the marshmallow’s interior is pleasantly sweet and ooey when it is torn open.
Drac tells Johnny that he is just like the marshmallow to calm him down as he transforms into a ravenous beast. He had only ever been able to view Johnny’s flaws from the outside. Drac, though, recognises his generosity and upbeat attitude for the first time during their adventure. Drac explains to Johnny that he is an integral part of his family. At that precise moment, Mavis blasts Johnny with the ray, transforming him back into a human. The marshmallow, although being a cheesy (or gooey) emblem, stands for perspective. And, like Johnny, the greatest way to approach a situation is with optimism!
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Ending Explained: The Retransformation
Mavis shoots everyone with the ray after keeping the crystal and transforms them back into their former forms (including Blobby). The crew returns to the hotel with joy. To their surprise, Gigi’s horrifying monsterification has completely wrecked and dismantled the hotel. Gigi can be transformed back into her original shape by Drac, but the hotel is forever changed. Having learned his lesson from the adventure, Drac makes the decision to adopt a fresh viewpoint and transfers control to Mavis and Johnny. He requests that they recreate Hotel Transylvania as they see fit!
One year later, Johnny and Mavis renovate the hotel into a fun Hotel/Health Club. The hotel itself gets transformed in Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania, not just people and monsters!
Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska are the directors of the animated movie Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. It is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.