The fourth, and hopefully last, installment of the Vacation series, falls flat on its face. Sadly, this may have been the last time we see Chevy Chase. I can't remember the last time he had a hit movie, and I guess he thought going back to the well for what up till now had been a decent series, would be his big comeback. Well, it's not. Sometimes you miss movies in the theater because they die out so quickly. Usually it's because the movie is bad, sometimes it's because it's not marketed well, sometimes it's just not for everyone. This one was bad. Chevy looks like a moron half the time, tripping over potted plants and the such, which used to be funny many moons ago, but now makes him look like he just needs a good pair of glasses and maybe some therapy. Randy Quaid shows up again as the cousin, who now coincidently in Las Vegas, and is living on land that had been used for nuclear weapon testing. One would think that in real like Quaid is doing the same thing, to come back into this movie. Beverly D'Angelo is back again as Mrs. Griswold, and what has become tradition, two new kids. Nothing special about them (although the girl, Marisol Nichols, pretty easy on the eyes if you know what I mean). I hoped that there would be some funny scenes, and I have a strange sense of humor so I find certain things funny that others don't, but there was nothing in this movie that I laughed at. I just felt sorry, seeing Chevy Chase fade off into the sunset. Skip this movie as well. Instead I suggest renting a strong family drama titled, The Substance of Fire. Stick around for the closing credits and look for - Locations P.A. Sujit Chawla. Then stand up and cheer loudly.
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