Vacation (2015)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Not as good as the original but still a fun one time watch.
2) Cameos – Chevy Chase, Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall.
3) Tartan Prancer – the funniest “character” of this road-trip movie.

 

CONS –
1) Nothing much was expected from this run-of-the-mill comedy anyway. Half of the jokes are already in the trailer.

 

QUOTE –
Rusty Griswold: [on ATVs] Are there helmets?
Stone Crandall: Yeah, I keep ’em with the tampons.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Will Forte as Doug Kenney – The Wolf Of Lampoon Street.

 

Cons –
1) A futile attempt to recreate the magic of Man On The Moon but David Wain is no Miloš Forman
2) Too many characters, too little time.
3) This biopic follows the same rise and fall formula as used in Goodfellas, Scarface and The Wolf Of Wall Street.

 

Quote –
Tom Snyder: Mr. Kenney, it’s a fine line between being clever and offensive, isn’t it?
Douglas Kenney: Look, if I could just say something in defense of National Lampoon for one moment…
Tom Snyder: Please.
Douglas Kenney: We come from a tradition of truth-tellers. A long time ago, there was someone else society found offensive. They thought that what he did was radical – dangerous. They persecuted him… and eventually killed him. Of course, I’m referring to Dracula.

We’re the Millers (2013)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) The movie was going to get predictable and plain simple till “The Fitzgerald” entered the plotline and elevated the movie. All credits to Nick Offerman & Kathryn Hahn.
2) Luis Guzmán scene
3) Jennifer Aniston as “Rose” – She broke the thermometer with some steamy scenes.

 

Cons –
1) One time watch comedy with an overstretched third act.
2) Ed Helms as Brad Gurdlinger is really annoying.
3) Some of the jokes are from the 80s

 

Quote –
David Clark: I say, give me somethin’ that says, ‘I get up every morning at 5:30 and commute for an hour and a half to some bullshit job where my jag-off boss expects me to kiss his balls all day just so I can afford to keep my ungrateful, screaming kids decked out in Dora the explorer shit and my wife up to her fat ass in self-help videos until the day I get up the courage to put a shotgun in my mouth.’