Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up Rusty Griswold takes his wife and their two sons on a cross-country road trip to the coolest theme park in America, Walley World. Needless to say, things don't go quite as planned.Wikipedia
This reboot of National Lampoon classic isn't worth leaving home for.
The funniest part doesn’t involve any body part though but a broken heart. By the end of it, you may even find yourself cheering for the Griswolds. However, in this case the journey may not be worth the destination.
While the film is supposed to derive loose inspiration from National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), there are actually just a few similarities. For example, this version spares nothing when it comes to bawdiness and potty humour that can either hugely tickle your funny bone, or put you off, if naughty jokes don't float your boat.
A reboot of the ‘80’s National Lampoon comedy, Vacation is just another faulty assembly line product from the Hollywood factory. It aims at cashing in on the nostalgia factor but beyond that, it has nothing to offer.
The comedy is so mediocre even Ed Helms struggles to hold your attention. Chevy Chase in the original had this mad glint in his eye which made things all the more funny. Everyone in this film, Christina Applegate included simply go through the motions like robots. Chris Hemsworth makes a mildly interesting cameo as a weatherman but even he's relegated to being part of erection jokes. This is not really a National Lampoons movie, this is a 'Hangover' sequel, and if you've watched the last two you can guess the quality of this one.
In their directorial debut, writer-directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley substitute coarseness for genuine humour and intelligence. Their writing caters to the unintelligent and crass lot. They indulge in topics like; human waste, pubic hair, vomiting, cow cannibalism and outrageous sexual acts. Unfortunately, none of these gags, most of which veers towards dark comedy, work, as they fail to amuse. They fall flat due to their absurdity and mean-spirited violent nature.