Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Movie Reviews: “Vacation” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”

   Rated R

Rusty Griswold, decides to recreate his childhood vacation by taking his family on a road trip to Walley World.  Hilarious antics ensue with stops along the way at his wife’s alma mater, sister Audrey’s Texas home and a brief visit with parents Clark and Ellen.

Our family is incredibly biased toward the Vacation series, and we watch Christmas Vacation every year.  That said, we loved Vacation-it’s a wonderfully updated version that stays true to the original.  Ed Helms is the right choice as Rusty-he captures Clark’s mannerisms and speech patterns perfectly.  Christina Applegate adds just the right comedic element as Clark’s wife, and a brief appearance by Chris Hemsworth is worth the price of admission.  Be sure to stay through the credits!

   Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
   Rated PG-13

Despite being disbanded by a Senate committee, the IMF is back; this time, attempting to eradicate the Syndicate, an international crime group with equal skills and resources.  Will Ethan and his team prevail over this evil organization?

Action-filled and unpredictable, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is an e ticket ride that will keep you guessing until the very end!

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