So basically Vacation was just banking on nostalgia and forgot to add jokes in it.
Is Sarah leaving the midnight screenings? Or did you just mean that more people will be in the videos again?
Nah, she's leaving "The Brad and Sarah Show"
Nah, her name doesn't start with J. She's safe.
Jillian is still on the site.
"Salo didn't do as much with shit as this movie does" - I want this as a quote when they release the DVD.
The National Lampoon Vacation posters were done by Boris Vallejo (who also did Star Wars and others). He was very inspired by Frank Frazetta, arguably the king of pulp artwork. C. Winston Thomas did the Beastmaster poster but it seems very inspired by that style of pulp fantasy artwork. Anyways, that's some nerd/art trivia for you.
Drew Struzan did all the movie posters you're thinking of. Vallejo did a lot of erotic fantasy art.
No, Patrick's right, Boris Vallejo did the original Vacation art (although he didn't do the original Star Wars poster; that was the Brothers Hildebrandt).
Me before watching the video: So what did you two think of the movie?
Me after watching the video: Eh, I thought it was alright!
If I may add to the Rusty casting, they should've casted Johnny Galecki (from Christmas Vacation), but I guess the producers just wanted someone who's "popular" enough for them and Galecki is still on Chuck Lorre's leash!
Here's how I feel about each film in the M:I series!
1. Still the best of the series especially for the yet-to-be-topped climax with the bullet train and the helicopter! The plot isn't too complicated if you can pay attention to every single detail.
2. This film's not bad unless you're a John Woo fan. My favorite part is the villain's reaction to the death of his lackey in a Tom Cruise mask.
3. Phillip Seymour Hoffman to me is still the best villain in the series!
4. There's one good reason why Ghost Protocol was on everyone's minds, Cruise climbing the world's tallest tower!
5. I say it's the best film since the first! It's just too good for words.
You guys were mentioning the original series (watched it on Netflix after watching Ghost Protocol, but I still haven't seen the late-80s revival that lasted only two seasons), and I'm glad each of the directors were smart enough to keep many of the show's elements like the theme music, the masks, the teams, etc. I will say that the use of the classic theme song in the new film is well utilized the best especially the use of Schifrin's The Plot.
The thing about Rusty that a lot of people are forgetting is that he wasn't as nieve as his dad. So they make the character act out of character for the sake of making it like the Chevy Chase series. So the very premise of ' this vacation will stand on its own ' is fundamentally flawed, and I got that from the goddam trailer.
Why do you keep putting the videos in the wrong order? It always ends up with you talking about the movie you reviewed before when that's the movie that's further down the page.
Oh no! Now no one will be able to tell what we think of the movies!
They're ranked in order of movie popularity.
This is true. I was confused by the random order of these reviews.
Oooh, so that's what was going on. It's all so clear to me now.
He is a little old for the role, but I'd think Dave Foley would have been really good playing Rusty Griswold.
"I saw Biodome an embarassing number of times in High School".
"I did too. Once!"
I just spit my cereal all over my lap. Never eat and watch Midnight Screenings at the same time. That was great.
Don't feel bad Sarah. I like 'Bio-Dome' too. I acknowledge it's not a very good movie, but I still like it. It's a guilty pleasure, like a lot of Pauly Shore movies. I also like 'Son-In -Law' and 'Encino Man' while wholly acknowledging they're not very good.
was that the director's cut with Pauly shore as Keyser Söze? If so, I need to see that version ;)
Just curious, not going to watch these videos till tonight cause I'm seeing both of these tonight, but where's Brian, Irving, Ryan, and Dave? Also Brad's Terminator Genesys girlfriend or Jillian. I mean brad and Sara are cool but I miss pissy Dave and slaver Brian, and racist Irving. And the rest.
not sure where Brian Lewis is or Dave, but I do know that Irving is getting married, Jillian is semi-retired from the mid night screenings, and I don't think violet lives in the Springfield area.
Dave is out of town. Ryan is in California. Irving's preparing a wedding. Brian's taking care of Leddie after her wrist surgery. Violet is in Detroit. And Jillian only appears in these every once in a while.
If we have Pissy Dave and Slaver Brian I kind of want Terminator Violet to be a thing.
I wanna know, whatever happened to 'National Lampoon's' before these titles? Or is the company trying to distance themselves from products they know they don't want to be associated with, like 'Transylmania'
I think National Lampoon stopped putting their name over the Vacation movies after John Hughes quit the series after Christmas Vacation and instead focus on some DTV crap!
They only dropped it on Vegas and this one. The NBC TV Movie was National Lampoon endorsed calling it National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure.
As for Vacation... I didn't love it but I sure didn't hate it as much as you guys. I didn't have to pay though and my expectations were pretty low.
In the early 90's, J2 Communications bought out National Lampoon, for the main purpose of licensing out the brand name to other companies to use for their media. Hence why you have the glut of DTV National Lampoon flicks that came out from the late 90's to the mid '00s.
Vegas Vacation was the first of the Vacation films to not be made by the original company, and I assume the production company at the time felt that the Vacation name was enough, and it wasn't necessary to license the National Lampoon name. Same with the reboot, if I had to guess.
So instead of seeing Vacation, I'll just watch the Jersey Shore episode of It's Always Sunny with its sweet montage with the song Vacation playing in the background.
There's a few moments in the Vacation video in which Brad is holding his head in his hand while Sarah is just sitting there looking miserable.
It makes for a perfect image.
Does Vacation get the rating of Unfinished Business?
I'm so curious if this movie is even close to or worser than Unfinished Business.
Indeed, a point break is a surfing term. It is when a wave breaks as it hits a point of land jutting out from the coastline. Next thing I know, they'll try to remake Broken Arrow, which I was surprised when I realized it'll turn 20 next year.
Ugh, I was pissed at Vacation ever since the "the new Vacation will stand on its own" commercial. Before that, I was blissfully dismissive about the movie, but when I saw that one, I just wanted to tie the movie to the rear bumper and keep on drivin'. The movie wasn't even out yet and it already lied to my face.
And then I realized that Brad and at least one more poor soul would likely have to see the movie and yeah, my condolences.
Instead of getting Dan Ackroyd with a penis prosthesis on his nose, they should have cut-to-the-chase and just gotten Owen Wilson..... probably would've been cheaper....
Is that a Pollos Hermanos T-shirt?(MI-5)
Have you seen Mr.Holmes yet?
So many new videos to watch! This movie looked awful from the poster alone (although I acknowledge that sometimes good movies have terrible posters).
I do wonder why there was a guy screaming at one point in this video. I doubt it had anything to do with "Vacation" :P
I'm imagining Sarah's arm scribblings spiraling into Pam's tattoos from Archer. XD
In the heart of the sea is based on the book and true event that inspired moby dick when a bull sperm whale stove in a whaleing ship and the crew resorted to cannibalism. it looks great.
The Revenant is based on a REAL event where a mountain man was mauled by a bear and crawled for 6 weeks over 200 miles to civilization, him and his crew also fought indians and shit as well, one insane part of the story was that he threw himself on a rotten log to have maggots eat the rotten dead flesh off his open wounds so he didnt get gangrene.
the mountain man's man was Hugh Glass and this is the second movie based off his exploit.
So im hoping when these two movies come out Brad reviews the 1951 moby dick with gregory peck and Man in the Wilderness with Richard Harris.
Or at least Jeremiah Johnson.
These films are right up Brad's alley.
Omg this Youtube switch is awesome, I can speed the videos up and finish them 10 minutes sooner
You are correct; the four corners is not on the actual four corners.
In true, geographic, actuality, no. It's about half a mile or so too far East. But legally speaking, Congress has declared the location of the monument to be the actual, legal, corner of the four states. So, extrapolating from that there could -possibly- be jurisdictional issues with police from the various states. However, there's likely some jurisdictional handshaking going on concerning the monument to allow for continuity of law enforcement between the states.
Which is worse: Vacation of Christmas Story 2?
Who will you be seeing the gift with brad?
Man, I feel so sorry for Brad and especially Sarah for having to see Vacation. First, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 and now this.
I would gladly watch "The Loft." Four more times than go see the new "Vacation." ONCE!
vacation sounds like a load of
I want to hear Sarah do the Dookie voice in one of these videos.
In the four previous Vacation movies, Rusty was always portrayed as being smarter than his dad, to one degree or another. How is it that he is so damned stupid in this new movie? It's so clear that people who made this new couldn't give two shits about the other movies.
The question is...Which was worse: this movie or Christmas Vacation 2???
Well at least the writers of Vacation will be doing Spider-Man, next. UGH! *FACEPALM*
Yeah, I think we all expected "Vacation" to suck. Which begs the question: what would you rather do?
A. Watch this latest "Vacation" again, once, from beginning to end. 99 minute movie.
B. Watch "Vacation", the music video with The GoGos, on autoloop, for 99 minutes.
Should have been 'Holiday Road' by Lindsey Buckingham. Iconic to Vacation, and out of context with that movie, the droning melody of that song will make you want to eat a bullet after the second loop.
Yay, the Brad and Sarah Show!
I expected National-Lampoon-less Vacation to be terrible. The trailer alone told me enough. Was great to hear it get ripped on. Also, yes, I agree that the hate Pixels was getting totally is better served on this pile of shit. At least everyone will have forgotten about it by the time Fan4 comes out.
Totally agree on the posters being a very telling comparison. On top of the new movie's poster being so damn lazy looking, even that has blue and orange. Not a single fuck was given.
My favorite quote, perhaps, (not word for word but paraphrased) "The original was written by John Hughes and directed by Harold Ramis. This one was made by assholes."
I hadn't seen a MI since 2, because I don't really like Tom Cruise. However, apparently it's like the Fast and Furious movies now, where the later ones are better? Huh. Go fig.
If you didn't know John Green is a pretty popular video blogger on youtube. Which is where a great deal of his fanbase comes from. And "don't forget to be awesome" is their....saying? catchphrase? whatever.
I'm not trying to excuse the awkward movie intro thing just maybe explain it a bit? Still seems super weird and he should know where to look at when on camera...
I'm not really a fan but I do like his history show Crash Course.
I like John and Hank Green. I think they're really good at doing what they do and I like that they don't tend to come of as condescending to their target audience.
I've not read any of John Green's books in full but what little I have read I like a lot less.
Unless you are....., the Mongols.
"An eighteen-year-old in the body of a forty-year-old" is pretty much John Green in a nutshell. It certainly helps endear him to his audience, but his critics tend to find it fucking creepy. I'm mostly in that latter camp.
I cant wait for next week. Dave vs. the commenters is always a classic :)
Some names for alternate Rusty Griswold I saw get thrown around on Twitter included Adam Scott and Jason Bateman. As someone above already mentioned, if the writer's had kept in mind that Rusty wasn't as stupid as his dad was, I think those two (or Suedikis) would have been better fits. Anyway, baby Johnny Galecki in Christmas Vacation might be my favorite actor who played that character. But I think it would have been kind of hilarious if jacked up Anthony Michael Hall came back.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the new "Mission: Impossible" movie. Simon Pegg is one of my favourite actors, and it's exciting to see him playing a slightly different role.
Unfortunately, Taylor_Negron died in January.
He really did help make The Last Boyscout what it is.
Czechoslovakia WAS a country. It doesn't exist since the early 1990s. How long does it take for people to learn that this country doesn't exist anymore?
Chase made Vacation movies (he brought comedy and Beverly heart to those movies). Vacation movie without him is like a Bond movie without Bond.
Hi! About Czechoslovakia! The issue is most people who were growing up between Hitler's invasion and the fall of the USSR often remember the terms used to describe that area of Europe back then, and since those people are our teachers today, many kids still confuse the antiquated terms with the modern terms. Many people still use Yugoslavia for example. Yugoslavia is now several different countries, but it's a lot easier to remember than Montenegro (unless you're an F Scott Fitzgerald fan), Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Sprska, Croatia, Serbia, Central Serbia, Macedonia, and Slovenia. It's no different than someone saying New England when they mean Massachusetts.
TL;DR: The names of these former Soviet Allies/Republics have become colloquial names of regions of countries in Europe.
so what I'm getting from this, is that in essence this is "Mission Impossible: John Wick"
Oh no another puppy dies!?
In that both have guns in them, yes.
Maybe instead of getting a comic actor or a comedian, they should have gotten an unintentionally funny actor to play Rusty Griswald. Like a Nick Cage or a Michael Shannon.
If they wanted to be even more devotional to the first Vacation film, they should've gotten Anthony Michael Hall to be Rusty.
I love that Brad loves this movies because I love brad and I love tom cruise.... Love!
One thing I found interesting about Vacation is that Applegate and Mann are older than the dudes playing their husbands. Another thing is that the presence of Chris Hemsworth virtually guarantees a movie will be bad. Outside of Thor, he's the new Christian Slater. .
Christina Applegate just can't get a break when it comes to her roles. She is fairly talented as an actress and I like her comedic timing, but aside from 'Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead' (underrated movie, in my opinion) and 'The Sweetest Thing' most of her rolls tend to be in bad movies. And I'm going to have to slightly disagree with your assessment of Chris Hemmsworth, I loved him in 'Cabin In The Woods'.
I looked up 'Point Break' on Urban Dictionary. This is what came back:
"The deciding moment during a crap, just before climax, when you know everything is going to be just fine. The riddance of the bulk of your intestinal content, the epitome of a satisfying shit."
UD's sole aim is to invent a sexual meaning for every word or phrase in existence, so that's not surprising. Even "parakeet".
This is the Brad-n-Sarah-iest episode yet!
This may be old news to some people but I found out about this recently. Tom Cruise teeth are weirdly spaced out. Its like he got this tooth that is directly in the middle of his mouth on the upper teeth where normally it should be on the left or right of his upper teeth. Now I can't not see it anymore.
I'm OD'ing on Sarah! Oh, who am I kidding, you can't OD on her. She's like pot, she's harmless and makes everything seem goofy and better than it might actually be. Also, oddly, she's only legal in Colorado and Washington.
But she can trigger schizophrenia in some people.
She destroys your short-term memory and causes chronic bronchitis, COPD and lung cancer, too. The average street corner Sarah contains up to four dozen different carcinogens, I have you know!
-> Shooting star <-
...The more you know...
Surprised you guys didn't get "Straight Outta Compton" yet. I've been getting those trailers a lot in some of the movies you and other members of Team Snob already seen. I don't know if it's a regional thing because I'm from the Chicago Suburban area. Guessing the same goes for Mr. Holmes or Underdogs.
Straight Outta Compton comes out on Aug 14th. I'm sure that if Brad and co. don't review it that weekend, it'll be reviewed shortly after...
I love the Brad & Sarah show.
Brad, if you happen to read this, what would you say are the main flaws with MI:2 in a nutshell? I agree that it's certainly the least in the franchise and the John Woo tropes are not only present, but checked off in boxes by studio suits, particularly with the cinematography. Very much a "turn-of-the-century" action flick if there ever was one, and a sequel that pretty much abandons any reference to its predecessor.
Casting another vote in favor of the ongoing adventures of the "Brad and Sarah Show" but hey, all you hip cats are alright with me.
Of course Tom Cruise can fall more than 8 feet and survive. You've seen his face, he's clearly made of rubber.
Oh my fucking God, Nothing But Trouble. My dad randomly picked that VHS up at a video store when I was a kid because he liked Dan Aykroyd. Watching you explain that movie to Sarah brought back weird childhood memories.
So I finally saw "Rogue Nation" tonight, and I loved it. Since I've never actually seen anything "M.I." related I had spent the last couple of weeks prepping myself by watching the old television series (still half-way through Season I) and the first two films (I meant to see "III" and "Ghost Protocol" before tonight… oops).
To be honest I definitely enjoyed this more than the first two films; the first felt like a bit of a mess and after watching and reading up on the original series and I disliked what they did with one of the key, original characters; "II," well, I could take-it-or-leave-it, really. It certainly has its moments.
Granted, I think what I enjoyed most about "Rogue Nation" is that the stunts didn't feel as over-the-top as "I" and "II," and even the ones that did had some consequence to it; I agree that Ethan felt a lot more human in this one. Ving was great, Simon was very fun, I enjoyed seeing Jeremy outside of Hawkeye XÞ (I watched "The Bourne Ultimatum" once, but since that was my first Bourne film I was utterly confused), Rebecca Ferguson felt perfectly sly and sneaky as Ilsa Faust (She-Wolf of the Syndicate?), and I enjoyed Alec's performance, too.
If there was anything I didn't like, it was Sean Harris' voice. Solomon Lane looked threatening, but to me he sounded like a poor man's Vito Corleone—it's like, "nice Godfather impersonation, now where's the real voice? Oh."
Admittedly, going back to the old series, I was REALLY hoping against hope that at the very end of the film the Secretary would be revealed as Steven Hill's character, Dan Briggs. Ah, well.
European Vacation may not be great, but what did make me laugh was when I watched it in Germany and they had retitled it to "Look out, the Americans are coming!"
the only "brought to you by viewers like you" I've ever gotten was in front of one of the Hobbit movies, one of the dwarves thanked us for coming
I'm sure this movie was garbage, but the Tim and Eric movie was fantastic if you had taste and enjoyed the show. I know you don't though.
Just kidding I don't really give a fuck
I liked Nothing but Trouble. Me and my dad still watch that movie from time to time.
It's been a long time since I've seen it, I remember finding it okay when watching. Nothing spectacular. I never noticed Akroyd had a penis-nose. Looked up pictures.... Disturbing, how did I ever miss that?
I love Nothing But Trouble. Actually, if you want to see a '70s grindhouse flick with comedians of that ilk, watch Cannibal Girls, with Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin. A love-it-or-hate-it flick, but I found several scenes hilarious, like the inappropriate sounds used as a warning bell (at one point it's a elephant's trumpet), and Andrea Martin telling Eugene Levy that he has to be "nice" to the car because it "understands" them.
The new Vacation sounds more like "RV" than a Vacation movie. "RV" has Robin Williams getting covered in shit, so obviously both "RV" and the "Vacation" remake were written for the same idiot audience.
Keep Calm and Daryl From The Walking Dead
It wasn't as god awful as I expected, but I expected VERY little.
Rogue nation is the worst mission impossible film out of all of them and also one of the worst action films Ive ever seen, wtf are you people smoking?!
John Green, as mentioned above, is a very popular youtube vlogger and author. He along with quite a few others in the community dubbed Nerdfighteria are just friendly people who enjoy enjoying life. So it wasn't a "sorry you had to see this, thanks for coming", it was just a genuine thank you because he gets to know most everyone who works on movies of his books and gets to know his fans. He's just a really kind friendly guy, and the Green brothers along with friends of theirs make a great deal of effort to donate to charity.
DFTBA, which is Don't Forget to Be Awesome, is Nerdfighteria's motto/catchphrase, because it's a simple reminder to do good things and be kind to yourself and others. So to make fun of it just kinda makes people look like dicks.