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National Lampoon’s Vacation (2015)

  • 08-05-2015 11:18pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 75,364 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1





    The next generation of Griswolds vacate with Chris Hemsworth


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Why mess with the classics!? :(;)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 32,866 ✭✭✭✭ MagicMarker


    That looks horrendous. I would say that all the funny parts were in the trailer, but nothing about the trailer was funny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,929 ✭✭✭ Banjaxed82


    My God, that looks like poo.

    Just generic toilet humour filled wankery. Helms has none of the charm and cheekiness of Chase.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ No_Comply


    It looks like it'll be mildly entertaining despite it being a terrible film. Not something to ever, ever revisit though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭ MisterAnarchy


    Ed Helms as Clark Griswald

    No ,just No



    Its written by the same guys who wrote the horribly/incredibly unfunny Horrible Bosses and the Incredible Burt Wonderstone


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,435 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Ed Helms as Clark Griswald

    No ,just No

    Its written by the same guys who wrote the horribly/incredibly unfunny Horrible Bosses and the Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    Ed Helms is playing Randy Griswald, Clark's son.

    Still looks awful though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,762 ✭✭✭ s8n


    looks fantastic - about time it had a decent reboot


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ No_Comply


    Loughc wrote: »
    Ed Helms is playing Randy Griswald, Clark's son.

    Still looks awful though.

    I thought the sons name was Russ/Rusty?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,435 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    No_Comply wrote: »
    I thought the sons name was Russ/Rusty?

    Apologies, it is Rusty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭ MisterAnarchy


    Loughc wrote: »
    Ed Helms is playing Randy Griswald, Clark's son.

    Still looks awful though.

    Sorry I phrased that poorly.

    I should have said Ed Helms as Chevy Chase


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,762 ✭✭✭ s8n


    Sorry I phrased that poorly.

    I should have said Ed Helms as Chevy Chase

    but Chevy Chase is in it also !!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭ MisterAnarchy


    s8n wrote: »
    but Chevy Chase is in it also !!!

    I know that but he only has a brief cameo role as such.

    Ed Helms is the main character


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 937 Dair76


    What I'm really waiting for is the Fletch remake starring Kevin James.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,364 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Dair76 wrote: »
    What I'm really waiting for is the Fletch remake starring Kevin James.



    I thought Zach Braff was doing this but now Jason Sudeikis seems to be attached


  • Registered Users Posts: 197 ✭✭ bodhi085


    Ed helms is playing rusty (clarks son) his wife played by Christina applegate. It's not so much a remake,but a revisit. rusty wants to go back to wally world just like his parents took him and Audrey back in 1983 in the original vacation. I'm interested to watch it as I like ed helm from the American office.
    Chevy chase and Beverly dangelo have cameos.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭ MisterAnarchy


    Dair76 wrote: »
    What I'm really waiting for is the Fletch remake starring Kevin James.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 626 ✭✭✭ Wedwood


    It looks a bit ropey, but then again, comedy remakes can make money as illustrated: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=comedyremake.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,970 ✭✭✭ OU812


    New trailer out. I'm looking forward to this.

    http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/vacation/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,389 ✭✭✭ NachoBusiness


    Seen it tonight...

    It's good but was a little disappointed tbh. Felt a little flat.
    There was lots of laughs for sure but not as many as I had hoped.
    Good to see Chevy but didn't think they used to him to great effect.

    I'm going again with a few friends when it's on full release, be interested how it holds up to a second viewing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭ The Golden Miller


    Only saw the original for the first time ever yesterday, thought it was brilliant, best comedy I seen in a long long time. So hard to see how this remake would come anywhere close. Original has a great feel good factor.

    As for the woman in the red Ferrari, I thought the wife was better looking tbh (the original I'm talking about). The poster is class too, must get one framed for the wall. Is the European or Xmas one to the same standard? Can't talk highly enough about the original, watched it not expecting much, but loved it. Got about 4 of my mates to watch it too ( in their 30s), they loved it too, as did girlfriend haha, where none had heard of it before


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭ Littlehorny


    ^^^In my opinion Christmas Vacation is the best Christmas movie of all time! Def watch it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭ The Golden Miller


    ^^^In my opinion Christmas Vacation is the best Christmas movie of all time! Def watch it.

    Definitely will, gonna watch them all. What does National Lampoon mean? Few films have it? They all the same world? Like the Archie world and all the tie in stuff like Sabrina?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    Definitely will, gonna watch them all. What does National Lampoon mean? Few films have it? They all the same world? Like the Archie world and all the tie in stuff like Sabrina?

    National Lampoon was a comedy magazine that ran in the 70s and 80s. The movies were just by the same writers. I think some of the movies were inspired by some of the stories in the magazines.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,162 ✭✭✭ pg633


    National Lampoon was like a brand/production company.
    The original writers were from a magazine and they made a radio show after and then started making movies using the same actors from the radio.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,462 ✭✭✭ The Golden Miller


    So Van Wilder etc would be connected?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    So Van Wilder etc would be connected?

    Yeah although I’d say later stuff is nothing more than an attempt to use the brand to make some money.
    Vacation and animal house were probably the standard bearers for the brand.
    There was a show on how it came about on Netflix name escapes me but it was interesting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,321 ✭✭✭ Niska


    salmocab wrote: »
    Yeah although I’d say later stuff is nothing more than an attempt to use the brand to make some money.
    Vacation and animal house were probably the standard bearers for the brand.
    There was a show on how it came about on Netflix name escapes me but it was interesting.

    There was a Netflix bio film about one of the national Lampoon founders - may be what you're thinking of - A Futile and Stupid Gesture.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Futile_and_Stupid_Gesture_(film)


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