Friday, May 8, 2015

Are You Worthy to Wield This Hammer?


The idea of rebooting the Vacation franchise must irk a lot of fans of the classic original. The red band trailer came out yesterday, and it at least looks like Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are performing this in the most loving way they can. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo appear to have a glorified cameo, but it's Chris Hemsworth's trouser snake anaconda that might get more people into the theater. 

Helms will play the adult version of Rusty Griswold, and Applegate will play his wife, Debbie. Why didn't they just get Johnny Galecki to reprise his role from Christmas Vacation? Rusty wants to relive the "happiest time of his life," so he packs the family into the car for a cross-country trek to the infamous Wally World. Along the way, the Griswolds get themselves into a lot of trouble.  


We are treated to some of the shenanigans the Griswolds get themselves into (they visit the same hotel from the original, they mistake a toxic waste fill as a refreshing spring), but the real NSFW stuff comes towards the end. Leslie Mann plays Audrey Griswold, and she'a married to superhunk Chris Hemsworth. When Rusty and Debbie spend the night, they are in for a pretty hung surprise.


I don't care if it is a prosthetic. Someone finally seems worthy to challenge Dirk Diggler in the undies department. If I wasn't interested in seeing Vacation before...

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