Kim Kizyma
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National Lampoon remake

I’ve recently become obsessed with the movie Vacation, featuring Andy (Ed Helms) from The Office. I typically don’t like comedies because I don’t find them funny, so this is certainly an outlier on my favorite movie list.  Check the trailer below.

Roger Ehlert gave the film a 1/4, and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 26%. I do understand their ratings as the humor is really crude and at times juvenile, and the obsession with the original Griswold film enterprise. But I have to say, if you haven’t yet seen the original National Lampoon ‘s Vacation, start with this one. I bet you’ll like it.

View the original trailer below, featuring Chevy Chase. 

Vacation is loosely based on that original film, but is certainly not a shot for shot remake. It’s obviously more modern and have different twists. There are different roadblocks and trouble that the family gets in not their way to the theme park, but at its core, it is the same film.