Vacation

Why oh why oh why?


Vacation

  • Why oh why oh why?

Vacation

  • Why oh why oh why?


Rated

R

Starring

Ed Helms
Christina Applegate
Leslie Mann
Chris Hemsworth

Written by

Jonathan Goldstein
John Francis Daley

Directed by

Jonathan Goldstein
John Francis Daley


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What to Expect

I guess one of the only reasons anyone would want to watch Vacation is because it has a lineage of four films behind it – in turn making this the fifth installment of the apparently popular National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise. Let’s also be honest with all those expectations of nostalgia associated here, primarily because the first of the now five-film-old (well, there’s six films in totality but let’s forget the sorry made-for-television spin-off, shall we?) franchise received an almost unanimous critical acclaim.

The thing is, this particular movie seemingly has nothing other than the very lineage going for it. We have Ed “Try-Too-Hard” Helms and Christina Applegate playing familiar characters – except, those who haven’t seen any of these movies (myself included) need something to give this movie a go. The trailer, however, has practically nothing to offer.

And that’s obviously never good news.

What’s it About?

More than thirty years after the first film, Rusty (Ed Helms), the male child of the Griswolds, is now all grown up as a pilot, having a boring marriage and dysfunctional children to go back to. Deciding finally that a vacation back to Walley World (a direct throwback to the first) is what the family needs, he sets the family off what ends up being a series of the biggest misadventures ever.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

WE'RE BACK TO RUIN YOU!

WE’RE BACK TO RUIN YOU!

The good? Well, there’s some great – albeit standard – camerawork, and the production design calls for a comparatively intimate, more homely flavor throughout the film. But here’s the really sad thing:

Vacation is possibly one of (?) the worst films this year.

And it pains me to make that judgment, because I normally try my hardest to get the positives out of  even a seemingly highly abominable film per se. This film, however, is an exceedingly bad example of a comedy, a sequel and a movie altogether, bringing in some of the worst examples of humor and stitching them in with only the nostalgia of the first to depend on. But that’s the thing – nostalgia alone can’t do the trick really. It simply can’t.

Among the many examples of “humor” is one of cannibalism where cows are being fed beef, and another one where the couple is misled to a place they think is the hot springs, but is actually an almost-lake with feces settled down under. And I’m pretty sure there’s an audience type that appreciates the kind of humor this movie provides – in fact, I can go as far as to say that this can crack up more than an average layman in the audience. This does not change how terrible this movie is, in addition – of course – to how desperately the humor wants us to laugh at the cost of not being genuinely funny.

To Perform or Not to Perform

AAAAAAAAA DISASTER!

AAAAAAAAA DISASTER!

Ed Helms tries too hard. Christina Applegate is – well – okay. There’s Chevy Chase in that token cameo. I didn’t give a rat’s rear-end about Chris Hemsworth. Everyone else is a prop. And I’m extremely exhausted already.

Worth it?

No. Not by a mile and a half. Unless you’re okay with watching Christina Applegate dramatically vomit for almost three dreary minutes of your unfunny life in the cinemas. Or people happy putting feces all over their bodies thinking they’re rough minerals. And normally I’d try to be genuinely empathetic toward the entire team, but the extreme laziness in pulling this off, coupled with disgustingly mind-numbing misadventures disguised as poor excuses of humor make it extremely easy for me not to.

This, on Cinema Elite, receives the first, rather glorious zero ever. I’d implore you to stay away, but hell! I can’t predict tastes of humor at all.

Consensus: 0 Stars
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Rated

R

Starring

Ed Helms
Christina Applegate
Leslie Mann
Chris Hemsworth

Written by

Jonathan Goldstein
John Francis Daley

Directed by

Jonathan Goldstein
John Francis Daley


What to Expect

I guess one of the only reasons anyone would want to watch Vacation is because it has a lineage of four films behind it – in turn making this the fifth installment of the apparently popular National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise. Let’s also be honest with all those expectations of nostalgia associated here, primarily because the first of the now five-film-old (well, there’s six films in totality but let’s forget the sorry made-for-television spin-off, shall we?) franchise received an almost unanimous critical acclaim.

The thing is, this particular movie seemingly has nothing other than the very lineage going for it. We have Ed “Try-Too-Hard” Helms and Christina Applegate playing familiar characters – except, those who haven’t seen any of these movies (myself included) need something to give this movie a go. The trailer, however, has practically nothing to offer.

And that’s obviously never good news.

What’s it About?

More than thirty years after the first film, Rusty (Ed Helms), the male child of the Griswolds, is now all grown up as a pilot, having a boring marriage and dysfunctional children to go back to. Deciding finally that a vacation back to Walley World (a direct throwback to the first) is what the family needs, he sets the family off what ends up being a series of the biggest misadventures ever.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

WE'RE BACK TO RUIN YOU!

WE’RE BACK TO RUIN YOU!

The good? Well, there’s some great – albeit standard – camerawork, and the production design calls for a comparatively intimate, more homely flavor throughout the film. But here’s the really sad thing:

Vacation is possibly one of (?) the worst films this year.

And it pains me to make that judgment, because I normally try my hardest to get the positives out of  even a seemingly highly abominable film per se. This film, however, is an exceedingly bad example of a comedy, a sequel and a movie altogether, bringing in some of the worst examples of humor and stitching them in with only the nostalgia of the first to depend on. But that’s the thing – nostalgia alone can’t do the trick really. It simply can’t.

Among the many examples of “humor” is one of cannibalism where cows are being fed beef, and another one where the couple is misled to a place they think is the hot springs, but is actually an almost-lake with feces settled down under. And I’m pretty sure there’s an audience type that appreciates the kind of humor this movie provides – in fact, I can go as far as to say that this can crack up more than an average layman in the audience. This does not change how terrible this movie is, in addition – of course – to how desperately the humor wants us to laugh at the cost of not being genuinely funny.

To Perform or Not to Perform

AAAAAAAAA DISASTER!

AAAAAAAAA DISASTER!

Ed Helms tries too hard. Christina Applegate is – well – okay. There’s Chevy Chase in that token cameo. I didn’t give a rat’s rear-end about Chris Hemsworth. Everyone else is a prop. And I’m extremely exhausted already.

Worth it?

No. Not by a mile and a half. Unless you’re okay with watching Christina Applegate dramatically vomit for almost three dreary minutes of your unfunny life in the cinemas. Or people happy putting feces all over their bodies thinking they’re rough minerals. And normally I’d try to be genuinely empathetic toward the entire team, but the extreme laziness in pulling this off, coupled with disgustingly mind-numbing misadventures disguised as poor excuses of humor make it extremely easy for me not to.

This, on Cinema Elite, receives the first, rather glorious zero ever. I’d implore you to stay away, but hell! I can’t predict tastes of humor at all.

Consensus: 0 Stars
0%
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Ankit Ojha

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Cast Ed Helms
Christina Applegate
Director Jonathan Goldstein
John Francis Daley
Consensus: 0 Stars
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What to Expect

Oh my God! EVERYTHING.

Oh my God! EVERYTHING.

I guess one of the only reasons anyone would want to watch Vacation is because it has a lineage of four films behind it – in turn making this the fifth installment of the apparently popular National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise. Let’s also be honest with all those expectations of nostalgia associated here, primarily because the first of the now five-film-old (well, there’s six films in totality but let’s forget the sorry made-for-television spin-off, shall we?) franchise received an almost unanimous critical acclaim.

The thing is, this particular movie seemingly has nothing other than the very lineage going for it. We have Ed “Try-Too-Hard” Helms and Christina Applegate playing familiar characters – except, those who haven’t seen any of these movies (myself included) need something to give this movie a go. The trailer, however, has practically nothing to offer.

And that’s obviously never good news.

What’s it About?

More than thirty years after the first film, Rusty (Ed Helms), the male child of the Griswolds, is now all grown up as a pilot, having a boring marriage and dysfunctional children to go back to. Deciding finally that a vacation back to Walley World (a direct throwback to the first) is what the family needs, he sets the family off what ends up being a series of the biggest misadventures ever.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

WE'RE BACK TO RUIN YOU!

WE’RE BACK TO RUIN YOU!

The good? Well, there’s some great – albeit standard – camerawork, and the production design calls for a comparatively intimate, more homely flavor throughout the film. But here’s the really sad thing:

Vacation is possibly one of (?) the worst films this year.

And it pains me to make that judgment, because I normally try my hardest to get the positives out of  even a seemingly highly abominable film per se. This film, however, is an exceedingly bad example of a comedy, a sequel and a movie altogether, bringing in some of the worst examples of humor and stitching them in with only the nostalgia of the first to depend on. But that’s the thing – nostalgia alone can’t do the trick really. It simply can’t.

Among the many examples of “humor” is one of cannibalism where cows are being fed beef, and another one where the couple is misled to a place they think is the hot springs, but is actually an almost-lake with feces settled down under. And I’m pretty sure there’s an audience type that appreciates the kind of humor this movie provides – in fact, I can go as far as to say that this can crack up more than an average layman in the audience. This does not change how terrible this movie is, in addition – of course – to how desperately the humor wants us to laugh at the cost of not being genuinely funny.

To Perform or Not to Perform

AAAAAAAAA DISASTER!

AAAAAAAAA DISASTER!

Ed Helms tries too hard. Christina Applegate is – well – okay. There’s Chevy Chase in that token cameo. I didn’t give a rat’s rear-end about Chris Hemsworth. Everyone else is a prop. And I’m extremely exhausted already.

Worth it?

No. Not by a mile and a half. Unless you’re okay with watching Christina Applegate dramatically vomit for almost three dreary minutes of your unfunny life in the cinemas. Or people happy putting feces all over their bodies thinking they’re rough minerals. And normally I’d try to be genuinely empathetic toward the entire team, but the extreme laziness in pulling this off, coupled with disgustingly mind-numbing misadventures disguised as poor excuses of humor make it extremely easy for me not to.

This, on Cinema Elite, receives the first, rather glorious zero ever. I’d implore you to stay away, but hell! I can’t predict tastes of humor at all.

About the Author

Ankit Ojha

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Ambivert. Intermittent cynic. Content creator. New media enthusiast. Binge-watcher. Budding filmmaker.

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Cast Ed Helms
Christina Applegate
Director Jonathan Goldstein
John Francis Daley
Consensus: 0 Stars
0%

What to Expect

I guess one of the only reasons anyone would want to watch Vacation is because it has a lineage of four films behind it – in turn making this the fifth installment of the apparently popular National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise. Let’s also be honest with all those expectations of nostalgia associated here, primarily because the first of the now five-film-old (well, there’s six films in totality but let’s forget the sorry made-for-television spin-off, shall we?) franchise received an almost unanimous critical acclaim.

The thing is, this particular movie seemingly has nothing other than the very lineage going for it. We have Ed “Try-Too-Hard” Helms and Christina Applegate playing familiar characters – except, those who haven’t seen any of these movies (myself included) need something to give this movie a go. The trailer, however, has practically nothing to offer.

And that’s obviously never good news.

What’s it About?

More than thirty years after the first film, Rusty (Ed Helms), the male child of the Griswolds, is now all grown up as a pilot, having a boring marriage and dysfunctional children to go back to. Deciding finally that a vacation back to Walley World (a direct throwback to the first) is what the family needs, he sets the family off what ends up being a series of the biggest misadventures ever.

WE'RE BACK TO RUIN YOU!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The good? Well, there’s some great – albeit standard – camerawork, and the production design calls for a comparatively intimate, more homely flavor throughout the film. But here’s the really sad thing:

Vacation is possibly one of (?) the worst films this year.

And it pains me to make that judgment, because I normally try my hardest to get the positives out of  even a seemingly highly abominable film per se. This film, however, is an exceedingly bad example of a comedy, a sequel and a movie altogether, bringing in some of the worst examples of humor and stitching them in with only the nostalgia of the first to depend on. But that’s the thing – nostalgia alone can’t do the trick really. It simply can’t.

Among the many examples of “humor” is one of cannibalism where cows are being fed beef, and another one where the couple is misled to a place they think is the hot springs, but is actually an almost-lake with feces settled down under. And I’m pretty sure there’s an audience type that appreciates the kind of humor this movie provides – in fact, I can go as far as to say that this can crack up more than an average layman in the audience. This does not change how terrible this movie is, in addition – of course – to how desperately the humor wants us to laugh at the cost of not being genuinely funny.

AAAAAA DISASTER!

To Perform or Not to Perform

Ed Helms tries too hard. Christina Applegate is – well – okay. There’s Chevy Chase in that token cameo. I didn’t give a rat’s rear-end about Chris Hemsworth. Everyone else is a prop. And I’m extremely exhausted already.

Worth it?

No. Not by a mile and a half. Unless you’re okay with watching Christina Applegate dramatically vomit for almost three dreary minutes of your unfunny life in the cinemas. Or people happy putting feces all over their bodies thinking they’re rough minerals. And normally I’d try to be genuinely empathetic toward the entire team, but the extreme laziness in pulling this off, coupled with disgustingly mind-numbing misadventures disguised as poor excuses of humor make it extremely easy for me not to.

This, on Cinema Elite, receives the first, rather glorious zero ever. I’d implore you to stay away, but hell! I can’t predict tastes of humor at all.

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Ankit Ojha

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Ambivert. Intermittent cynic. Content creator. New media enthusiast. Binge-watcher. Budding filmmaker.

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