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This time the Griswolds are on a roll.
The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.
Watched as part of my July Vegas Challenge.
I’ve always enjoyed the Griswold Vacation movies; they’re silly, fun and the Griswolds are so very similar to my own family when growing up. Seriously, don’t get me started on the number of disasters my stepdad caused! And every family has their own Cousin Eddie, right?
Unfortunately, Vegas Vacation is the weakest of the four Vacation movies (obviously I’m excluding Christmas Vacation 2). The film starts off on dodgy ground with the slapstick turned up to 11. Some of the actions by the characters seem very out of place, even for Clark Griswold. Luckily the story settles down for the most part and returns to the usual form.
There was a lot…
Quite different tonally from the previous films (which were all written by John Hughes, this one isn't), though the basic gist is the same. Chevy Chase wants to take his family on a nice vacation, so they head to Vegas, where Chase becomes a gambling addict, his wife nearly has an affair, his daughter becomes a slutty club dancer and his son becomes friends with affluent businessmen. I feel for Chase in these films, he's just trying to be a good father and do nice things with his family. My dad never wants to take me anywhere. I wish he was more like Chevy Chase. Randy Quaid of course steals the show again as rowdy Uncle Eddie. This was probably an installment too far for the franchise though.
I did not expect this! Vegas Vacation was the silliest of all Vacation movies and I loved it. It is not as good as the original, but it is better than Christmas Vacation in my opinion. It made me laugh a lot and the actors who played the kids were pretty good, unlike European Vacation. Watch this with friends and you will definitely have fun!
Even though it's my least favorite of the series, I still love this one.
Let's never speak of this again.
I haven't seen this one in years because I remember disliking it so much. Watching it again, I like it more than I remember. It's fun but still my least favorite of the four.
There was a strong 90s style made-for-TV feel to this film with a premise that does not hold up and a plot that spiraled towards oblivion.
They brought back Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and sort of resolved a bit of the animosity between Clark and himself which perhaps is the one true resolution in this story.
This film definitely made Wayne Newton a creepy guy who would not bat an eyelid to snag another man's wife; well at least he should do better than Beverly D'Angelo.
One thing positive would be through the rotating doors of young actors playing the Griswold kids, Ethan Embry and Marisol Nichols who played Rusty and Audrey this time were very easy on the eyes (unlike many previous incarnations) and in terms of Embry's subplot was actually pretty enjoyable.
The Griswolds go on another crazy vacation, this time to Las Vegas. If you think that hijinks ensue then you better pat yourself on the back because you're darn tootin' right. It was better than I expected it to be but that doesn't mean it was particularly good either. It was simply okay.
The road trip is back!
I guess I'm a sucker for nostalgia, and even though I'd only recently watched the Vacation movies, Vegas Vacation brings back the recurring jokes and gags that started it all.
Still a really empty shell of non-jokes, but Wayne Newton is great. He does not hold back playing himself as a sleazy narcissist. Funny stuff. Unlike Chevy Chase's grossly sleazy family man who is supposed to be pretty decent. His ogling and gambling are not sources of comedy, and it's confusing what they were intending when writing the script.
The movie is obviously heavily sponsored by The Mirage, but it is the worst advert. The gambling atmosphere looks sad and the shows don't look much better. The movie starts with the family being disappointed about being dragged to Vegas by Chevy Chase, and they are proven right. It's odd that a big resort would want to align with that.
Chevy Chase sucks at playing Blackjack.
For some reason, i could not sit through this properly. Perhaps the idea to separate the family just loses the meaning of the premise of the entire series. While I do understand the plot and 'moral of the story', it does kind of seem pointless when everybody wins something at the end and the 'sharing' came from a gambling win.
Regardless, the nod to the first movie was enjoyable.
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Definitely the second funniest Vacation movie, probably only third best though. It's close.
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