Sunday, May 17, 2015

Trailer Watch: "Vaction (2015)" Trailer #1


Trailer Watch is a first reaction viewing of the featured trailer (by me) where I give some light commentary and opinions on it. Trailers are a big deal, they are the first real impression a movie has on people and can have a huge impact on its success or failure which is why it is important for a studio to cut together the best possible trailer they can. While I do have some expectations or even some insight into many of the film trailers presented here, please take it all with a grain of salt and make your own opinion from what is shown (that is why I insist you see the trailer first each time). Most of all though, kick back and see if you agree with my off the cuff reactions. Watch the trailer and listen to my reaction after the break.

The 1983 film National Lampoon's Vacation was a near perfect comedy. How it expertly satirized the American family unit and the expectations of being the stereotypical dad and/or mom are surprisingly still relevant today, some 33 years later. However, the film itself is horribly dated meaning most modern audiences simply cannot relate to how simple and practical life was back then, so now we have the very first remake in the franchise. While many young adults and kids know the Griswolds only for their "Christmas Vacation" (thanks in part for becoming a holiday television staple), they will now get to see how it all started in what will hopefully be not just an update to the original comedy classic, but will stand on its own as a new entry into the franchise. Check out my reaction to the trailer now.

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