National Lampoon’s Vacation (film series)
National Lampoon’s Vacation film series is a comedy film series initially based on John Hughes’ short story \”Vacation ’58\” The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of five main films, two of which are not sponsored by National Lampoon, and one spin-off. The series portrays the misadventures of the Griswold family, whose attempts to enjoy vacations and holidays are plagued with continual disasters.
About National Lampoon’s Vacation (film series) in brief
National Lampoon’s Vacation film series is a comedy film series initially based on John Hughes’ short story \”Vacation ’58\” The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of five main films, two of which are not sponsored by National Lampoon, and one spin-off. In recent years, the series has been the inspiration for various advertising campaigns featuring some of the original cast members. The series portrays the misadventures of the Griswold family, whose attempts to enjoy vacations and holidays are plagued with continual disasters and strangely embarrassing predicaments. The first of two Vacation films to not feature the Randy Quaid \”Cousin Eddie\” character. The second film is the 2015 Vacation, which is notable for being the first installment to receive a PG rating. It is the first entry since the original entry to receive an R rating. The third film is a short called Hotel Hell Vacation that is directed by Bryan Buckley and written by Elisa Bell, based on a story by Bell and Bob Ducsay. The fourth and final film is National Lampoons Vacation 2, which was directed by John Francis Daley and directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. The fifth and last film is called Vacation 3, directed by Amy Heckerling andwritten by John Hughes and Robert Klane. The film is about a family on a cross-country trip to the California theme park Walley World. It follows the adventures of Clark, Ellen, Rusty, and their two sons, Rusty and Audrey, as they try to recreate a family vacation he had had with his parents and sister in the 1950s and 1960s.
The last film, Vacation 4, is about Clark and Ellen’s trip to Las Vegas to visit his brother and his wife, Debbie and their sons, Kevin and James, in an effort to recreate the vacations he had with them in the ’50s and ’60s. This is the last film in the series that does not feature Eddie Quaid as Clark’s cousin-in-law. The final film of the series is the short Vacation 5, written by Jonathan Goldstein and Jonathan Goldstein, which follows Ellen and Rusty on a trip back to the U.S. for the first time in more than a decade. It was released on November 14, 2013. The movie is about Ellen and Clark’s trip back home to visit their grown-up son Rusty and his family. It also follows Ellen’s parents, aunt, and uncle, Ellen’s family, and Catherine and Eddie’s family as they spend the night at the home of Ellen’s cousin Catherine and husband Eddie in Coolidge, Kansas. It ends with Ellen’s aunt Edna dying during a long day of driving to Phoenix, Arizona. The next film is Vacation 6, which takes place in Las Vegas and follows the family on their trip to Europe. It features the family in London, where they visit sights such as Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.