Here’s the first official trailer for Vacation, a reboot of the original comedy classic National Lampoon’s Vacation which starred Chevy Chase back in 1983.
The plot of Vacation rattles along like so:
Following in the footsteps of his father Clark and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s favorite family fun park: Walley World, as it will be closing forever.
Vacation is scheduled for release on July 29th.
The boys are back and this time instead of waking up with little recollection of the night before in Las Vegas the trio of misfits do it this time in Thailand…oh look there’s a monkey in the film!…(because nothing spells comedy writer desperation than the inclusion of a cute animal who will undoubtedly get up to some sort of mischief).
You really do have to feel sorry for Justin Bartha who plays Doug Billings, obviously the writers didn’t feel he was funny or important enough to include him in the escapades of the first film, (having him handcuffed on a roof while his mates had all the fun), and judging from the trailer for the sequel they’ve found him less important second time around by having his character stay at home. Jesus, why is he even in the film?