Monster Pets: A Hotel Untimely is a video game adaptation of the hit PSP video game series. Monster Pets: A Hotel Untimely (aka: Monster Pets Evolved) is a follow-up to the hit original Monster Pets game, released in 2021. The game is similar to its predecessors, where players help their pets deal with a variety of mischievous, magical and dangerous characters through several episodes. In this game, the game takes place in a modern-day hotel. Now, instead of just going home after a day of exploring, players are now staying in a special hotel, where they have to deal with several unique characters, including a cute mermaid girl and a talking lion. The funny thing about the game is that the writer, Yuichiro Nagashima, actually writes and directs each episode of the game.
Monster Pets: A Hotel Untimely starts out with a fairly brief introduction introducing the story and basic mechanics of the game. The player character, your furry pet, wakes up in an inn. He quickly realizes that he's been left behind by his loyal Puggle (the dog), who were carried away during a nefarious scheme by the evil mastermind Dr. Darkkan. Together with several other furry friends, your pet tries to escape from the premises while battling Dr. Darkkan and his goons.
As you can imagine, things don't go over quite so smoothly. Your pet begins to exhibit strange symptoms including not wanting to eat, peeing outside the litter box, and generally acting out. But luckily, your good friend has a helpful human sidekick named Razor, who acts as his human sidekick and human friend. Through the course of the game, your pet develops more confidence as his relationship with Razoo grows. Eventually, your lovable monster-sized puppy has more energy than ever and just wants to be around everybody, but when something goes wrong (and it does) your pet and everybody else are left in jeopardy.
The plot is simple enough to follow. What makes the movie very special is that after finishing the first film, you begin to see how the characters interact and develop throughout the rest of the movie. The movie is very well done, and the end credits roll almost as fast as the credits in the video games.
The second film in the Monster Pets franchise also is very interesting. It introduces the "additional monster pets," allowing players to choose which pets they would like to add to their own network. These additional pets are sort of like upgrade versions of the ones from the first film and allow you to continue on with solving the story. While the plot of the second film is the exact same as the first, it does help to introduce some of the characters and locations better.
Monster Pets: A Hotel Transylv is a fun family film that just about every child will enjoy. While it may not have the same level of wow factor of its predecessors, it still is an entertaining and charming film that I expect many families and children to enjoy. My daughter and her friends have enjoyed it very much, and it seems to really resonate with the younger audiences that it seems to draw the most from. If you are looking for an enjoyable film starring the voice of Bill Murray, then I highly recommend you look into the Monster Pets franchise for your next movie.