Tuesday, March 31, 2015

'Vacation' moves up to July 31 to face off against 'Mission: Impossible'

Hollywood's tendency to remake and reboot everything has come back to ruin some classic films over the years, but every once in a while, a remake will actually improve upon the original. While I'm not saying that Warner Bros. and New Line's Vacation reboot will be better than the classic Chevy Chase flick or its famous sequel (Christmas Vacation), but it has a chance to actually be an interesting and fun spin on the original film. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are reprising their roles from the original film, with Ed Helms and Leslie Mann taking on the roles of the adult Rusty and Audrey Griswold. Christina Applegate, Keegan Michael-Key, Chris Hemsworth and Elizabeth Gillies are also appearing in the film, which is directed by John Francis Daley and Johnathan M. Goldstein. It's safe to say that there's a lot of promise for this comedy, and Warner Bros. has definitely realized that.

Warner Bros. and New Line have moved Vacation to July 31 in place of its original October 9 release date. Vacation will face off against Paramount's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and the second weekend of Pan, Pixels and Paper Towns. Although it is a crowded field, Vacation will be the first true comedy since Trainwreck and has the potential to impress at the box office through August. It likely will be PG-13, which should allow the comedy to reach a wide audience of teens and nostalgic adults. There's no guarantee that this will be good, but I think that there's a lot of potential for Vacation.

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