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View Poll Results: What was your favorite Vacation film?
Vacation 11 42.31%
European Vacation 0 0%
Christmas Vacation 15 57.69%
Vegas Vacation 0 0%
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Old April 22 2015, 11:58 PM   #1
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New Installment in the Vacation Film Franchise

Rusty Griswold all grown up with a family of his own.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/m...rowd/26167115/
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Old April 24 2015, 01:37 AM   #2
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You forgot one Vacation movie from your list: Christmas Vacation 2 (2003, TV movie). But that's probably the worst movie of the series so far.
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Old April 24 2015, 01:39 AM   #3
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You forgot one Vacation movie from your list: Christmas Vacation 2 (2003, TV movie). But that's probably the worst movie of the series so far.
That was really more of a spin off than a sequel, which is why I did not include it.
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Old April 24 2015, 02:57 AM   #4
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I chose Christmas Vacation, but it only beats out Vacation by a nose.
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Old April 24 2015, 03:22 AM   #5
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Rusty's old enough already to be played by Ed Helms?
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Old April 24 2015, 03:48 AM   #6
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Rusty's old enough already to be played by Ed Helms?
Ed Helms is six years younger than Anthony Michael Hall who was the original Rusty.
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Old April 24 2015, 06:57 AM   #7
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Rusty's old enough already to be played by Ed Helms?
Ed Helms is six years younger than Anthony Michael Hall who was the original Rusty.
He's also younger than second Rusty (Jason Lively) and only two years older than third Rusty (Johnny Galecki).
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Old April 24 2015, 11:52 AM   #8
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Ed Helms was a better choice than any of those guys to play Rusty in this upcoming film. This one looks like it's actually going to be good.
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Old April 24 2015, 03:59 PM   #9
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I don't really care for Ed Helms style of comedy. He often comes across as being too pretentious and smug about how intelligent he thinks he actually is, as opposed to his characters just being pretentious and smug asshats.

I also don't really get a Rusty vibe from him at all. Say what you will about the character, but he was actually pretty smart and charismatic, so following in his dad's footsteps as a bumbling, oblivious father which I'm guessing he'll become since they are actually going with Ed Helms, just doesn't seem to fit. None of his incarnations had dark hair either, so there's that small detail, too.
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Old April 24 2015, 04:10 PM   #10
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I don't really care for Ed Helms style of comedy. He often comes across as being too pretentious and smug about how intelligent he thinks he actually is, as opposed to his characters just being pretentious and smug asshats.

I also don't really get a Rusty vibe from him at all. Say what you will about the character, but he was actually pretty smart and charismatic, so following in his dad's footsteps as a bumbling, oblivious father which I'm guessing he'll become since they are actually going with Ed Helms, just doesn't seem to fit. None of his incarnations had dark hair either, so there's that small detail, too.
Fair enough. He is a draw for movie tickets right now though. Any ideas who you would cast in his place?

Regarding the hair: sometimes people's hair becomes darker with age, so that is not unheard of.
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Old April 24 2015, 04:14 PM   #11
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Heck, I could see someone like Seth Green or even something off the cuff like Damien Lewis (he's actually pretty funny) in the role.
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Old April 24 2015, 04:19 PM   #12
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Heck, I could see someone like Seth Green or even something off the cuff like Damien Lewis (he's actually pretty funny) in the role.
I'm not feeling the Damien Lewis idea, but I agree that Seth Green would make a really good adult Rusty. He is certainly funny enough to carry the film.
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Old April 24 2015, 04:24 PM   #13
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None of his incarnations had dark hair either, so there's that small detail, too.
Third Rusty did. And so did Four, sort of.
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Old April 24 2015, 04:50 PM   #14
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No, none of the ones I can think of had pitch black hair. At most, they had light brown hair. That's hardly dark. Though to be fair, I have the Christmas Vacations blocked out of my memory (and no idea why others love them), so the one in those might have for all I know.
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Old April 24 2015, 05:03 PM   #15
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No, none of the ones I can think of had pitch black hair.
You're correct. None of them have pitch black hair. Neither does Ed Helms. He has dark brown hair just like Johnny Galecki.
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