July 1983 Ι 1h 38min Ι Harold Ramis
It’s time for Griswold’s family vacation and Clark decides to take the whole family across the country to the famous theme park Walley World. The only problem is that wherever Clark goes, bad luck seems to follow him. Will the family be able to arrive at Walley World before they reach their breaking point?
I’m a huge fan of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and I think Vacation that came out 2015 was great as well. So I had pretty high expectations for this movie, it is after all the movie that started the whole series. Well it gives me no pleasure to say that my expectations was not met. I did not laugh as much as I thought I would and the story just wasn’t as interesting as I thought it would be. I do however think the cast was spot on, and Chevy Chase was brilliant as always. Beverly D’Angelo is also very talented and both Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron did a great job.
So even if I found the movie as a whole a bit tedious, I did enjoy some parts and I did laugh. I feel like the story sometimes was fun and exciting and sometimes a bit slow and boring. I think I was just missing the thrill that the other Vacation movies gave me. I did actually really like that we got to see cousin Eddie and he was funny as always, I thought there would be a bit more focus on him and his family but it was okay that they did not drag out the scene. Overall I have to say that it is a good movie and I did enjoy it from time to time. I did not regret watching it. Would I see it again? Well, maybe!