ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

ready to hit the road, again? Vacation is an upcoming Road trip comedy and will be the fifth installment of the National Lampoon's vacation series. Some fans are excited for the updated installment but some are left scratching their heads and wondering why anyone would watch a sequel to franchise that should have remained retired. The trailer has indicated that their will be plenty of gags and hi jinks as a determined father tries to safely get to an amusement park with his family before its gates are shut for good. If you like road trip movies or just need a primer before going to watch another movie then this might be the film you are looking for.

Here's the synopsis:

Following in the footsteps of his father Clark (Chevy Chase) and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons, James (Skyler Gisondo) and Kevin (Steele Stebbins), with a cross-country trip back to America's favorite family fun park: Walley World, as it will be closing forever

The plot itself is as juvenile as they come which indicates that this film should not be taken too seriously based on how over the top it will get as the family encounters a string of odd characters. It's best to think of the film as a road trip in itself since the destination itself will be played up as important even though the film will probably focus more on getting to the park rather than being there.

Along the way you will bombarded with crude humor and the occasional dirty joke that is mandatory in these kind of films. Ultimately viewing this film will test your tolerance of ridiculous characters and physical humor accompanied by sarcastic remarks from children. The cast of the film makes for an interesting ensemble especially since they managed to bring back Ed helms who was a staple of the original films.

All of the obstacles aside there will be people willing to shell out money just to see this because all films have some kind of audience. Some people just want to be able to laugh and forget about their day no matter how convoluted the film seems. Vacation's strength's are its fan base and its theme.Overall your are free to pick and choose if this is worth your time.


Vacation arrives in theaters on July 29, 2015


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