For the first time in months, I saw a movie in theaters, namely the third Hotel Transylvania movie. I was originally going to see it earlier this month, as I was about to earn over $50 from a survey website. The survey website in question lets you claim your earnings in only multiples of $50. I already earned the minimum $50 at the end of July, but I've developed a habit of claiming my earnings only after I earned a little over my target amount. So, I claimed my $50 at the beginning of this month, excited to be able to spend it on a Coco junior novel and going to the movies, only to find out that if I decide to send my earnings to my PayPal, it automatically shows up only on the 15th and end of each month. I was pissed that I'd have to wait fifteen days before the money would even show up in my PayPal account. I wished that I claimed my $50 on the last day of July, instead. I really wanted to be able to go to the movies before my mother's visit, but I didn't. I didn't want to force my sister to drive me to a movie theater and watch the movie with me. I really wanted to see this movie on my own, thinking that my sister wouldn't be interested in a Hotel Transylvania movie. Surprisingly, my $50 arrived in my PayPal a day earlier than originally scheduled, though I didn't transfer it to my bank account, until today. Fortunately, Hotel Transylvania 3 was still playing in one of the movie theaters near my house. The $20 I earned from another survey website and some change from the money my sister gave me for groceries went to the Coco junior novel I wanted and the Hotel Transylvania 3 ticket. My mother left me some money on my nightstand before she left for South Korea, some of which was spent on the ice cream cone and soda I had at the theater.
Now that I was finally able to see the movie, I got to enjoy more of Dracula and the others' adventures. I thought it was an interesting coincidence that like the second movie, the third movie also had a wedding in the beginning, albeit for two spiky monsters. Mavis' bridesmaid dress was pretty, but I didn't like that she wore heels again. As a girl who wouldn't be caught dead in most feminine footwear, seeing a sneaker goth like Mavis wearing heels rubs me the wrong way. I wasn't a fan of her vacation dress, either. Still, the movie was entertaining. There were many moments where I laughed, and I liked that Erica, who tried so hard to kill Dracula, had a change of heart and learned how wrong she was about monsters. Her great grandfather was a jerk, but he seemed to seen the error of his ways too, after Dracula saved him. I suppose it was fitting that Dracula went from fearing and hating humans to starting to accept humans (but hoping his grandson would be more vampire than human), and finally to falling in love with a human, himself.