Vegas Vacation (1997)

 VegasVacation“Welcome everyone. I am your dam guide, Arnie. Now I’m about to take you through a fully funtional power plant, so please, no one wander off the dam tour and please take all the dam pictures you want. Now are there any dam questions?”- Hoover Dam Guide

Number of Times Seen – 2 (25 Nov 2007 and 25 Jul 2014)

Brief Synopsis – The Griswalds take another family vacation. This time to Las Vegas.

My Take on it – Sometimes movies that try to capitalize on success of its predecessor follow thru and sometimes they just give us a feeling of nostalgia.

This movie fits into the latter category. I was happy to revisit the Griswalds on a family vacation but I didn’t feel the fun of the original.

There are some really funny scenes but unfortunately in general it’s a tad better than mediocre.

The best scene IMHO is the alternative casino scene. There’s nothing funnier than betting on what number someone is thinking of or betting on a hand of ‘war’.

Randy Quaid once again steals every scene he’s in.

Bottom Line – Still not as funny as the original, but still has some hilarious bits. Love the alternative gambling casino. All is all tho, this is just slightly better than average.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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