This second iteration of the Vacation film series is undoubtedly an updated version of the original, keeping intact the characters that we all know and love with some new additions. I think that there were definitely a few missteps along the way, such as Audrey's husband's character - pretty to look at but not really critical to the story. I do like Chevy and Beverly's cameo appearance; that made the story cohesive.
Better than expected continuation of the Griswald series that finds a grown Rusty taking his family to the same destination as the original series starter. High art this isn't but it does deliver on some consistent laughter throughout even if it is more mean spirited than all previous entries. Helms and Applegate are well cast but the two kids steal the film. Love the angry GPS.