Travel Movie Watch: Yet Another ‘Vacation’ Sequel

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  10.08.09 | 11:48 AM ET

Dust off the Family Truckster: The Griswolds are back. Well, one of them at least—apparently, in the soon-to-be fifth installment of the “Vacation” series, Clark’s now-grown son Rusty will take his own young brood on the road. Get the Big Picture’s Colin Boyd speculates:

My hunch would be that they’d look to a well-established comedic actor for the role, and the more money they have, the bigger name they could attract. I also have a hunch that it won’t matter to a lot of you, since you may have already imposed a ban on this film out of principle.

Anyone who followed along when the World Hum Travel Movie Club tackled the original last summer knows that “Vacation” is not one of my personal sacred cows. Still, it’s hard not to be suspicious of the motives for making a sequel nearly 30 years later—this wouldn’t have anything to do with the publicity generated by the recent death of John Hughes, would it?


Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


3 Comments for Travel Movie Watch: Yet Another ‘Vacation’ Sequel

Mark Rudd 10.08.09 | 2:02 PM ET

A new writing team has written a prequel to the Vacation series titled, “Honeymoon”.  From what I hear the story line follows Clark and Ellen from engagement, to wedding, and honeymoon mixed in with a present day story line of Audrey (Juliette Lewis) getting married in Los Angeles.  Sounds like a great way to work in the old cast plus introduce the “next generation” Clark Griswald.  Thoughts??

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