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Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, an adult Rusty Griswold takes his wife and two sons on a cross-country road trip to Walley World. Needless to say, things don't go quite as planned.
In the early driving montage, the camera scans past the Court House (tall white clock tower) and a smaller green building, both located on the Square in Covington, Georgia. This small green building is also used for exterior shots of "The Mystic Grill" from The Vampire Diaries (2009). Furthermore, this building has been turned into a restaurant called "The Mystic Grill" in honor of the show. Additionally, the clock tower can be seen in every episode of the television series In the Heat of the Night (1988). See more »
When Stone comes in to the bedroom to show off his six-pack, Rusty's shirt is open. When he reclines on the bed, it is fully buttoned. When the shot returns to him, it is open again. See more »
You can't help to be skeptical when you hear they're going to remake something that worked so successfully the first time around, but then I herd that the movie was going to focus on Rusty Griswold, and his family making this as much a sequel or spin-off as it is a reboot.
Rusty remembers the original Vacation to Wally World with such fondness that he takes his family on a road trip to the theme park as a way to spice up their annual vacation.
the movie acts mostly as a series of sketches and gags paste together to make a movie, but each gag makes me giggle and in some cases I laughed out loud.
Their decisions to make a rated R film helps a lot as well.
Chris Hemsworth was great in the movie. The beautiful Aussie got to show he was more than a pretty face with muscles and did a little comedy that had me rolling on the floor.
Me personally, the movie works better if I think of it as a Spin-off than a reboot. It's never going to live up to the original, but it's a fine sequel.
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