This time Rusty takes his family on a trip they will never forget
The Griswold family has been to many exotic locales over the years. They have traveled across the US to visit Walley World, they traveled all over Europe and even visited Las Vegas. In each trip there have been common themes. The dad always wants the family to take these trips to bond and have a great time. What is also common is that somehow the Griswold’s end up in crazy situations that would tear most families apart. But the beauty of it is that by the end of each trip things couldn’t be better. This new film in the series does its best to follow in this tradition and fans of these films should be happy with how it all turns out.
Rusty is all grown working a job he hates and is married to Debbie and they have two boys named James and Kevin. His family is in a rut and Rusty is eager to find some way to bring them together closer than they have been in a long time. He comes up with a great plan, take his family to Walley World. It was one of the best trips he ever had with his family and Rusty knows it will be something his family will love. It sounds like a crazy idea, and his wife and kids are not on board right away but decide to give it a shot.
Along the way a ton of crazy things happen to them. It is a similar formula but this movie goes places the old films were unable to tread. There are explosions, thefts and other hijinks that make this a funny trip from beginning to end. Will this trip end up making them closer as a family? What is going to happen to them along the way? Will this trip even be worth it?
Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are a great pair here as Rusty and Debbie. It seems like an odd match up but they play off of each other really well. The both bring a good amount of comedic moments that just wouldn’t work if anyone else played these characters. The Griswold springs scene is a perfect example. Not only do they help start the scene well but once a shocking discovery is made their reactions are hilarious and will have viewers laughing until it hurts. There are plenty of scenes like this and heartfelt moments are genuine moments and is what makes this a one of a kind series.
It is great to hear the ‘Holiday Road’ song again. It is sure to bring back memories of the classic picture and fits this new movie like a glove. The moments on the road brought back memories of road trips I have taken and the silly things that happened to me along the way.
The goal is a realistic one for Rusty and I am sure many fathers want nothing more than what he does for his family. In these modern times it is easy to lose contact and grow apart. With all of the technology out there families don’t have to speak to each other as often. A trip like this may seem odd but sometimes what it can do is more than worth it.
This is a good comedy that has some grosser moments than the older films but fans should like it. This movie gets 7.5/10. It is not a movie for everybody and little kids shouldn’t see it because of some harsh language and adult situations. But adults and even older teens will enjoy the zany moments and the times the family learns and grows together.
If you enjoyed the other Vacation movies, you will want to run out and see this one. If you are a fan of gross silly comedies this is a movie you will like. It is more of a sequel than a reboot and that makes it a movie worth checking out.
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