Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A Griswolds Family Photo
It has been an annual family tradition when my family gets together for Christmas, we watch "Christmas Vacation." Every single year. Without fail.
While "Christmas Vacation" maybe my favorite film of the bunch, I have dug the entire series as a whole. While I will admit that "Vegas Vacation" may have been the last time the Griswold's needed an audience to accompany them on a family trip. I just felt they have said everything they needed to say. That is the reason why this new "Vacation" movie coming out later this year has me nervous.
Look, I am pleased to see Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo in the family photo, but I already know the new film will not focus on Clark and Ellen. This new movie is pushing a grown-up Russ (Who will be played by Ed Helms) into the forefront. Russ and his family will be the main focus of this new movie, and I don't know if that is a gift or a curse. I love Ed Helms as a performer, and I praying to God that Hollywood gives him a good script to work on. But will this franchise feel the same without Clark and Ellen? I am not so sure, especially if Clark and Ellen's scenes outdo anything Russ is given to do in the film.
I got to keep in mind though that this is merely a photograph, not even a trailer. So I will be reserving my judgment until then. I have to say I am feeling quite nostalgic now.