Series regulars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid (who joined for "Christmas Vacation") are all back for more, and thank God for Quaid, who injects a few bracing shots of mangy humor into what is otherwise a lukewarm brew.
Vegas Vacation for some reason is considered a bad movie. For a PG rated comedy, this has a lot of laughs and the performances are top notch. This is Chevy's last great movie performance and Randy Quaid is hilarious. Underrated flick.
In my opinion, this is the third best vacation movie, behind Vacation and Christmas Vacation. European Vacation wasn't all that funny. With that said, this is a slightly funny movie. Not a fantastic plot, but still funny. It follows the Griswolds on a trip to Las Vegas, and then the whole family separates and does their own thing. Cousin Eddie's scenes were funny, but I could go without him for a few scenes. The ending was also kind of cute, when all the Griswolds got their own car.
This is definitely the most bland and least amusing of the 'vacation' films - I'm hardly surprised that it doesn't bare the national lampoon brand name. There's not much I can say about this other than that its fairly watchable and a bit entertaining but no more really and I certainly wouldn't expressly recommend it as such, no.