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Ed Helms and family are headed back to Wally World in the Vacation reboot

Feb. 28, 2013by: Niki Stephens

As the VACATION reboot/spin-off has been developing, questions have been arising on what the plot will consist of. Well, now we know where the road will take grown-up Rusty Griswold played by Ed Helms.

First, writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein set the record straight on which of the four Rusty's Helms grew up to be, I guess the first Rusty. Or his own Rusty. Thats the good answer for that.

Then for the reveal from Daley:

Its another road trip back to Wally World, Daley said. He realized that his original trip to Wally World brought the family, the Griswold family, closer together and he kind of chose to forget about the horrible moments along the way and decides that what his family needs is some bonding time and wants to take them back on the road again. Safe to say the road to Wally World has not gotten any easier.

As you all already know, the first VACATION film introduced us to the Griswolds, and Clark's desire/obsession to take the family to fictional park, Wally World. Is it proper to pay homage so exactly? Should Rusty have planned his own trip elsewhere? But going back to Wally World was the plan the writers had all along:

I think it was always part of our intention, Goldstein said. We felt like in continuing a franchise like this, theres a certain amount of homage you have to pay to the original but we also wanted to make this very much its own movie that can stand on its own. So we chose our favorite elements from the original and then used that as a springboard. I think people have an affection for the whole Wally World component of the story.

Let's not get our wires crossed here though, there will be differences and Daley wants fans to know that Rusty will not simply imitate his father, As opposed to going along with the same family structure as the first one with a brother and sister, now Rusty and his wife Debbie have two boys with their own very unique dynamic."

Is going back to Wally World a good idea?

Source: Crave Online

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1:17PM on 03/02/2013

CHEVY AND D'Angelo!!

It will not be until Chevy and D'angelo!!
It will not be until Chevy and D'angelo!!
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1:15PM on 03/02/2013

CHEVY AND D'Angelo!!

It will not be until Chevy and D'angelo!!
It will not be until Chevy and D'angelo!!
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3:24AM on 03/02/2013
I'd like to see Chevy Chase and Beverly D'angelo in this as well. It would be cool for them to stop by their uncles house so Randy Quaid can get a cameo!! I think the dynamic with an older Rusty and his family along with his parents (Chevy and Beverly) could make for a funny movie!! Get Anthony Michael Hall back!!
I'd like to see Chevy Chase and Beverly D'angelo in this as well. It would be cool for them to stop by their uncles house so Randy Quaid can get a cameo!! I think the dynamic with an older Rusty and his family along with his parents (Chevy and Beverly) could make for a funny movie!! Get Anthony Michael Hall back!!
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10:54PM on 03/01/2013
If the writing is good, this has some real potential. I think it's a much better avenue than an actual remake. At least this way, it's a continuation of the Griswold family's story and at the same time an homage to the first one. Now, for it to be good, the writing/story does need to be good, which I'm not sure it will be.
If the writing is good, this has some real potential. I think it's a much better avenue than an actual remake. At least this way, it's a continuation of the Griswold family's story and at the same time an homage to the first one. Now, for it to be good, the writing/story does need to be good, which I'm not sure it will be.
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2:21PM on 03/01/2013

Technically speaking...

...if Ed Helms isn't playing Clark, then this isn't a reboot. Just another sequel.
...if Ed Helms isn't playing Clark, then this isn't a reboot. Just another sequel.
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10:44AM on 03/01/2013

Yeah why not

People get all up in arms when they remake movies they consider classic, and to an extent I understand it. The thing is, though, that nobody cares about your childhood memories but you. I say this as genuinely as possible. Why not tell the story again? Why not get someone else's take and introduce it to a new audience? Remember that when the original came out, nobody knew it would become what it did, and a lot of people thought it was stupid [link] comedy. And why wouldn't they?

Nobody is
People get all up in arms when they remake movies they consider classic, and to an extent I understand it. The thing is, though, that nobody cares about your childhood memories but you. I say this as genuinely as possible. Why not tell the story again? Why not get someone else's take and introduce it to a new audience? Remember that when the original came out, nobody knew it would become what it did, and a lot of people thought it was stupid [link] comedy. And why wouldn't they?

Nobody is raping your childhood, you're being an entitled brat. The original is hilarious, Chevy Chase was hilarious, why not let Ed Helms be hilarious with it now? He's perfectly capable.
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10:19AM on 03/01/2013
They should have the balls to recast Anthony Michael Hall as Russ.
They should have the balls to recast Anthony Michael Hall as Russ.
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1:17PM on 03/02/2013
OMG YES!!!
OMG YES!!!
9:12AM on 03/01/2013

A Conversation:

Hollywood- "Hey Jester's Childhood! Come over to this dark alley."
Jester's Childhood- "I don't trust you."
Hollywood- "We are going to watch Family Vacation!"
Jester's Childhood- "Really! I love that movie!" *Walks into alley
Hollywood- "Muahahahaha!" *Rapes Jester's Childhood
Hollywood- "Hey Jester's Childhood! Come over to this dark alley."
Jester's Childhood- "I don't trust you."
Hollywood- "We are going to watch Family Vacation!"
Jester's Childhood- "Really! I love that movie!" *Walks into alley
Hollywood- "Muahahahaha!" *Rapes Jester's Childhood
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7:03AM on 03/01/2013

Sorry Folks, you don't reboot a classic...

....the moose out front should've told ya.
....the moose out front should've told ya.
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6:29AM on 03/01/2013

New! Improved!

A comedy classic "reboot" with dick and fart jokes
A comedy classic "reboot" with dick and fart jokes
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5:50AM on 03/01/2013

well...

i cant say. overall this is a bad idea, feeling doomed to lessen the first three films the way Vegas did. on the other hand, i really like Helms. it would all hinge on 4 things for me
1. great director
2. solid writing that kept it edgy (we miss you John Hughes)
3. R rating like the first two or an edgy PG13 like the 3rd
4. cameo by Clark and Eddie
i cant say. overall this is a bad idea, feeling doomed to lessen the first three films the way Vegas did. on the other hand, i really like Helms. it would all hinge on 4 things for me
1. great director
2. solid writing that kept it edgy (we miss you John Hughes)
3. R rating like the first two or an edgy PG13 like the 3rd
4. cameo by Clark and Eddie
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5:18AM on 03/01/2013
LEAVE THIS ORINGINAL MOVIE ALoNE! Without question, Hollywood has REBOOT FEVER and the only cure is to stop them from ruining another franchise! There is no reason to reboot this movie,
LEAVE THIS ORINGINAL MOVIE ALoNE! Without question, Hollywood has REBOOT FEVER and the only cure is to stop them from ruining another franchise! There is no reason to reboot this movie,
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4:07AM on 03/01/2013
F**k that reboot!
F**k that reboot!
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1:46AM on 03/01/2013
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. Leave Vacation ALONE.
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. Leave Vacation ALONE.
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12:07AM on 03/01/2013
The original Vacation is still one of the greatest comedies ever made IMO. None of the modern crap like The Hangover series even touches it and I know it won't live up to the original.
The original Vacation is still one of the greatest comedies ever made IMO. None of the modern crap like The Hangover series even touches it and I know it won't live up to the original.
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11:24PM on 02/28/2013
Sorry folks, this is a bad idea. The moose out front should have told ya'.
Sorry folks, this is a bad idea. The moose out front should have told ya'.
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10:35PM on 02/28/2013
I don't think anyone would pay to see this in a theater. These are the kind of movies you watch on tv late at night when you can't sleep or with the family around the holidays. I've seen them a bunch of times and I wouldn't pay to see it in theaters or have much desire to own the films, and since this coming from someone who is a fan of the Family Vacation movies, I don't think this movie will do well.
I don't think anyone would pay to see this in a theater. These are the kind of movies you watch on tv late at night when you can't sleep or with the family around the holidays. I've seen them a bunch of times and I wouldn't pay to see it in theaters or have much desire to own the films, and since this coming from someone who is a fan of the Family Vacation movies, I don't think this movie will do well.
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9:59PM on 02/28/2013
My fantasy for the past week has been that I wish there was a Jurrassic Park theme park. Not related to this, just in general.
My fantasy for the past week has been that I wish there was a Jurrassic Park theme park. Not related to this, just in general.
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9:36PM on 02/28/2013

gonna stay Neutral but all signs point to Doomsday without Chevy

Chevy Chase just quit Community ... why cant dad come back for another round? we want Chevy!!!!!!
who is Ed Helms?
Chevy Chase just quit Community ... why cant dad come back for another round? we want Chevy!!!!!!
who is Ed Helms?
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9:19PM on 02/28/2013
OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH FUCK NO.
OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH FUCK NO.
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10:19PM on 02/28/2013
This made me laugh.
This made me laugh.
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8:34PM on 02/28/2013
I think this is a great idea. the idea that Rusty would have fond memories of the trip, since it did end well, and wanting to try to provide those for his own family, while avoiding his father's mis-steps and bad luck, is certainly a very realistic character approach so it is a very sound idea for the film. but if they depend on the whacky hijinks of his two sons with different personalities that is simply a bad and tired device. Vacation is hysterical off the strength of the Clark Griswold
I think this is a great idea. the idea that Rusty would have fond memories of the trip, since it did end well, and wanting to try to provide those for his own family, while avoiding his father's mis-steps and bad luck, is certainly a very realistic character approach so it is a very sound idea for the film. but if they depend on the whacky hijinks of his two sons with different personalities that is simply a bad and tired device. Vacation is hysterical off the strength of the Clark Griswold character, not because he had silly characters around him (other than cousin Eddie).
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8:27PM on 02/28/2013

I think

I think that this could work as long as it dosnt pull a hangover 2 and make the exact same movie as the original. And I trust the writers since they made the hilarious horrible bosses! It's to early to tell but I'm backing them up since vacation is one of my favorite comedy's!
I think that this could work as long as it dosnt pull a hangover 2 and make the exact same movie as the original. And I trust the writers since they made the hilarious horrible bosses! It's to early to tell but I'm backing them up since vacation is one of my favorite comedy's!
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8:24PM on 02/28/2013
This disappoints me and it will probably be at the bottom of the DVD bin at Wal-Mart soon after it's release. I was thinking/hoping it would have been a family reunion with Chase and D' Angelo.
This disappoints me and it will probably be at the bottom of the DVD bin at Wal-Mart soon after it's release. I was thinking/hoping it would have been a family reunion with Chase and D' Angelo.
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8:15PM on 02/28/2013
I don't think this is a good idea.
I don't think this is a good idea.
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8:08PM on 02/28/2013
"O God, ease our suffering in this, our moment of great dispair."
-Clark Griswold-
"O God, ease our suffering in this, our moment of great dispair."
-Clark Griswold-
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7:54PM on 02/28/2013

Yeeeaaahhhhhhh...

I just threw up a little in my mouth.
I just threw up a little in my mouth.
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7:52PM on 02/28/2013
Terrible idea! Unless you can get Chevy to come back as Clark there is no Griswolds.
Terrible idea! Unless you can get Chevy to come back as Clark there is no Griswolds.
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7:51PM on 02/28/2013
I think this film is a terrible idea. I love Ed Helms, but he deserves better than this. Maybe if they have Chase and DeAngelo make cameos then maybe the movie will have some credit, but I doubt it.

The best vacation movie is still Christmas Vacation.
I think this film is a terrible idea. I love Ed Helms, but he deserves better than this. Maybe if they have Chase and DeAngelo make cameos then maybe the movie will have some credit, but I doubt it.

The best vacation movie is still Christmas Vacation.
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