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The Griswalds at their best.
on 22 April 2016
This box set of National Lampoons vacation films contains some of the funniest films I have ever seen.
The original vacation was released in 1983 and follows the Griswald family across America for their summer holiday to Wallyworld in their new station wagon. The catalogue of disasters that they encounter along the way makes this a laugh a minute film and one of my favourites.
The second film, European Vacation, was released in 1985. This follows the family around Europe on a holiday they have won on a TV show called Pig in a Poke. Their German adventures have me crying with laughter every single time I watch it and I have watched all these films many times.
Christmas Vacation is an absolute classic film, I don't feel it is christmas until I have watched this! The Griswalds entertain their families and loved ones (and not so loved ones) at their home. It is filled with all the calamities you come to expect from them but the edge is taken off with an egg nog served in a moose glass. This is my all time favourite christmas film.
Vegas vacation was the newest of the 4 films and the children are all grown up for their adventures on the Vegas Strip, I don't feel that this film is quite as good as the previous three but still a worthwhile watch, a typical Chevy Chase extravaganza of calamities.
I highly recommend this set of films to anyone who likes a slightly slapstick style of comedy.