Movie Analysis : ' Vacation '

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The 1983 film ‘Vacation’ perfectly encapsulated an era and yet it was still able to establish itself as timeless road trip film through the way it expertly simulated how a family road trip with good intentions could easily go awry under the wrong circumstances. This new ‘Vacation’ is hoping to catch lightning in a bottle for a second time, which is an incredibly tall order. Yet, for some reason, Warner Bros. is positive this is going to become an instant classic, remarking time and time again how confidently they feel about the critical and box office success of this film. When a studio is this excited for a film that excitement definitely rubs off on me, and the recent announcement that the duo behind this film are set to write the…show more content…
No longer are poorly executed fart and poop jokes funny, I haven’t laughed at scatological humor in quite some time, and that’s because my maturity level is no longer equal to that of a seven-year old. I’m not saying that fart and poop humor isn’t ever going to make me laugh again, because under the right conditions a well-placed fart joke could be hysterical, but not when it’s the only joke your film has to rely on, at that point you’re not funny, you’re disgusting.
This film is, in its essence, a failure, which begs the questions, why hire these people to write what’s likely your last chance at a ‘Spider-Man’ film. The creative team here, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, are also the men responsible for both of the ‘Horrible Bosses’ screenplays, as well as the script for ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’. I actually love the first ‘Horrible Bosses’ and found the second film to be an enjoyable ride, but I outright loathed ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’, and here they create a film slightly better than ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ but far from being as good as ‘Horrible Bosses’.
One of the most glaring flaws here is the comedy. I don’t feel that Daley and Goldstein are especially funny people. Their material crackled so much in ‘Horrible Bosses’ because of the excellent rapport between Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day, the second film functions the exact same way. While this film’s screenplay still isn’t necessarily up to
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