Sunday, June 16, 2019
VEGAS VACATION (1997)
In between the depressing bits about Clark's hilarious life-destroying gambling addiction, the viewer is treated to other anti-funny moments like Clark being a distracted and dangerously bad driver; the Griswold's going on a tour of Hoover Dam and the guide using the word "dam" a lot; Cousin Eddie living on an old hydrogen-bomb test site; Clark gets toilet water on his hand and the family stealing a winning keno ticket from a corpse. All of that is just comedy gold!
Zero laughs, zero nudity, boring camerawork, completely flatline pace, meh acting. I saw VEGAS VACATION during it's original release and thought it was surprisingly lame. Watching it again now for this review...it's honestly even lamer than I remembered. The only thing that I found noteworthy was that the daughter, Marisol Nichols, is now a mom on "Riverdale". That's really not that interesting, but goddamn, I was bored senseless trying to trudge through this stinker. It was honestly a chore. Skip it with a vengeance and never look back.
If you need me, I'll be in my room watching "Riverdale".
Part 1 - National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Part 2 - National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Part 3 - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Part 5 - Vacation (2015)