It seems that much like Clark Griswold ignoring the moose out front of Wally World telling him the park is closed, Hollywood can’t seem to accept that the “Vacation” movies should finally call it a day. No, Hollywood says while waving a B.B. gun maniacally in our direction, trying to convince us it’s a Magnum P.I. “Don’t tempt me. I could put an eye out with this thing,” they add as they force the franchise to reopen after a hellish ride that was “Christmas Vacation 2” and “Vegas Vacation.”
The new “Vacation” film is technically not a reboot — seeing that the original run had a different Rusty and Audrey for no apparent reason in each film, reboots are not needed in this franchise — and will star Ed Helms as an adult Rusty, with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold. Christina Applegate will play Rusty’s wife, Debbie. No word yet if Randy Quaid will show up and make everyone feel really uncomfortable with his conspiracy theories of being hunted down by “star whackers.”
The film follows Rusty reliving his road trip to Wally World from his youth, the trip when his father lost all touch with reality and forced John Candy on roller coaster rides at gun point. A vacation that would scar most others, but not a Griswold apparently.
The new “Vacation” movie is set to be released this summer.