Cast - 75%
Story - 55%
Music Score - 60%
Effects/Quality - 60%
Originality - 45%
Another retro remake to the National Lampoon’s franchise this time the 80s comedy movie Vacation which starred Chevy Chase. Bringing the same over the top humour but this one is definitely not as family friendly as the age rating is 16, I think that partly due to the dialogue. Still a funny and fun holiday movie.
Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, an adult Rusty Griswold takes his wife and two sons on a cross-country road trip to Walley World. Needless to say, things don’t go quite as planned.
Definitely one to watch over the holiday as it provides a light comedy with memorable lines. Sure it follows the original movie and makes references to the original 80s classic but still paves its way in the modern comedy genre. Ed Helms was a great casting choice for the role as the father Rusty Griswold and stills uses his bubbling unaware foolish style to drive the movie along into the oddest of scenarios.
There’s a car in the movie that I could say is also a character and another unwanted member of the family on their trip, I really don’t know what they based this insanely hilarious design on but it provides a lot of surprises on the trip.
Its light open story but has something for both new audiences and fans of the original movie.
Special Features on the DVD
Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: Blu ray and DVD
Age Rating: 16LN
Estimated RRP: R149
Release Date: 3 November 2015
- Delivers on the awkward comedy in which Christina Applegate plays out with grace, Chris Hemsworth is also just as funny.
- Goes from one crazy situation to another, without building the characters up to be memorable.