Loved this film. The humour fits in along side the older Chevy films perfectly. I laughed pretty much all the way through it.
The next generation of Griswolds is at it again – and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps 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 with a cross-country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World.
I didn't think it could be as good as the Chevy originals. But it is up there
Saw this on a plane whilst heading on vacation- had a few laugh out loud moments :)
It's junk food but so good.
So many laugh out loud till you want to pee moments.
"Press the muffin button"
Save you money, rubbish
Couple of hours of your life lost and waisted
This was a tragically unfunny film which struggled to produce any laughs. It felt like the writers just gave up on this film with only a handful of humorous moments. I had not seen the original 'vacation' films though presumed this one should be able to stand on its own but it failed to do so miserably.
My concerns about the film were first brought to afore with the trailer which seemed to be a poorly strung together collections of cliché American comedy moments. It lacked originality with many of the jokes seemingly regurgitated from other American comedy films. Another issue that became apparent on watching the film was that trailer contained every funny moment from the film. If you have watched the trailer then you have watched the whole film.
Having finished the trailer I was adamant not to watch such a poor looking film. However one night with nothing else to fill my time I was coerced into watching it by an unruly friend. Therefore I settled down for what was quite possibly the most excruciating 99 minutes of my life.
The first issue with the film is the characters who appear to have had no genuine effort put into them. This is evident by the fact that it has been only 2 hours since I watched the film and I cannot remember the first names of any of the main characters. The main character is a pilot and father who seems fairly affable but prone to awkward situations (like so many American comedy characters). His wife is a wildly underdeveloped character, all we really know about her is that she seems unhappy in her current relationship and secretly fancies her brother-in-law. The eldest son seems slightly geeky and overly emotional, his character was very irritating and not well acted. The youngest son is a frequently swearing little boy who bullies his brother. He was by far the funniest character with a malicious sense of humour that was well deployed throughout the film.
The comedy and jokes in the film were clearly its downfall as the poor characters would have been bearable if the jokes were funnier. Instead the film revolved around a set of tedious running jokes such as the Albanian car with its complicated remote, I felt I was missing something with this joke. Perhaps the worst running joke was the frequent references to child molestation, showing how low this movie went to try and get laughs. The film also crudely tries to make light of a fatal car crash and suicide, both scenes so poorly done I struggled to look at the screen.
If you have reached this point of the review I would urge you to avoid this film at all costs, the only reason I could possibly understand this positive 5 star reviews is that people are being blinded by nostalgia. In some other reviews they call the film "raunchy". It was not "raunchy", it was vulgar and perverse. This without a doubt ranks as one of the three worst films I have ever seen, I would not wish it upon my worst enemies.
If you love the original you will love this! Very funny😝
Lives up to the National Lampoons Legacey
Just what it should be excellent film
Don't waste your time, it's just not funny
In fact it's quite cringeworthy.
Loving the new generation of Griswold’s, Just as great as the originals films
Really did not expect much from this, if you get offended easily then yeah maybe you won’t like it but if you don’t take life serious you will be crying will laughter… i was!
This had me laughing so much I had tears running down my face, soooo funny. If you like the National Lampoons kind of humour you will love this. Rent it, rent it, rent it.
Great film, really made me laugh, loved the original film's and love this 👍👍👍
I have no idea what film the other reviewers were watching but anyone wanting a 'laugh out loud' or 'soooo funny' film should avoid this like the plague! It is neither funny, clever or entertaining. It is by contrast offensive, the 'gag' about the younger son's brother hopefully having AIDS being particularly unsettling; if this is what passes for funny then I need a humour bypass! The original films were cleverly written, with brilliant comedic performances - this is the complete opposite!
Laugh out loud funny moments every few minutes throughout the film. Worth watching.
Did not expect this to be up to much,
Was so wrong....
Rented it and loved it.
IF I COULD MARK THIS FILM NO STARS THEN I WOULD. THIS FILM IS ABSOLOUTE CRAP, THEY HAVE COPIED THE ORIGINAL IN SOME PLACES BUT THEYVE COPIED IT BADLY. IF FACT THE ONLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS FILM ARE THE CAMEOS FROM ORIGINAL STARS CHEVY CHASE AND BEVERLY D'ANGELO.
FOR GODS SAKE DO NOT WASTE YOURE CASH YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Great comedy! Made the whole family laugh out loud.
Very funny, laugh out loud. Best comedy I've seen in ages!
Sooooo Funny :)