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.
The car in the movie, the Tartan Prancer, borrows parts from a few real production vehicles. Most notably, the main body is from the first-generation Toyota Previa, while the headlights and taillights have been taken from the Land Rover LR3. Like the Family Truckster from National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), the Tartan Prancer serves as a commentary on the current auto industry. While the Family Truckster made light of the styling and excess of cars in the 1980s, the Prancer pokes fun at the over-the-top (and often flawed) technology that has shown up in the auto industry during the 2010s. See more »
The college is supposed to be "The University of Memphis" not "Memphis State" and the colors are blue/gray/white not red. See more »
Most importantly: relax. Take it easy (as the song goes). But do not watch this, if you are easily offended. It really goes out there and language wise, it does not only cross the line, it catapults over it, with a vicious grin on its face. If you know you can't handle that, better save your money and time.
For those familiar with the original (it's been too long since I last saw it), there are a few throwbacks, most of which surely can be read here. They are nice and as "tasteful" as they can be expected to be in a movie, that really takes no prisoners. And I only watched the version that was shown in cinemas. I can only imagine where they probably will go in an extended version (that's surely happening, right? If not at least many deleted scenes and outtakes, with more "fun" - for those who liked it). Also many jokes throughout the credits, that will either delight you or annoy you more - depending on how you liked the movie
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