Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Vegas Vacation Review
The whole movie is a lot like the others in the fact that there's very little story and it's just Chevy Chase's antics. I will admit that his antics do make this movie watchable. It is near impossible to not find Chevy Chase's subtlety funny. But, for some reason, it did not seem to hold this movie together like with the other three. I think part of the problem is that Audrey and Rusty are not complete losers in this one like they are in the others. In the other movies, Clark is actually the least loserish of the bunch and it just doesn't feel the same.
That being said, there are a few redeeming qualities in this film. I've already mentioned Chase's antics. Those are quite good; especially his interactions with Wallace Shawn (the Blackjack dealer). The scene with Clark in the dive casino playing the ludicrous games was quite funny too. And, finally, Beverly D'Angelo is still smokin' hot (at least she was in 1997. I have no idea about now); especially in the dress Wayne Newton gives her.
I'd say if you really feel the need to round off the whole franchise, you'll probably want to spend the 90 minutes. Bad enough for me to say don't do that. But, failing that, don't see it. Watch Vacation or European Vacation and get the same type of movie but much better (Christmas Vacation is really different but just as good).