Again, another franchise is being revived and adapted for the contemporary. Does it need to be adapted? Probably not. But since that ship has sailed, why does this Red Band trailer show us basic gross out gags as comedy? Per usual (based on the trailer), we have gags replacing genuine comedic situations. Vacation and Christmas Vacation were funny due to the drawn out scenarios the characters wandered into – without the aggressive “hard R” approach.
We will hope for laughs, but let’s see if Helms, Applegate, Mann and Hemsworth can pull it off.