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Vacation (R)

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7.6

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The Review

National Lampoon's vacation movies have become part of the culture of many kids for generations. It's only fitting that we see what happened to Rusty and Audrey, now that they're all grown up. Vacation is about Rusty taking his family on a road trip to a theme park called Walley World. It's not a remake of the first, but more of a continuation. How do you take such a classic and bring it into today's culture? You destroy it... A message in the movie that this one can stand on its own is quite blunt but honest. This one does not compare to the first. Saying that, this one is laugh out loud hilarious at times but that just wasn't enough to resurrect it. Following in the footsteps of its history, there are plenty of gags (jokingly and literally) throughout that manage to keep it fresh. Where it falls short is it goes too far into vulgarity, relying primarily on colorful language and remarks about sexuality that ensure that this is not for younger audiences all. Even going so far as to objectify and make light ofᅠbullying, an entire subject that is inappropriate for any age group. Like many sequels, this failed to live up to the original. The only highlight involves seeing some familiar characters and an oh too familiar prop from the past. Unfortunately, it just wasn't enough to save this feeble flop. Save your money and wait for Redbox on this one.

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