One of the longstanding trademarks of wrestling is matching the Beauty and the Beast. Typically, the brutish obnoxious guy bosses around a drop-dead gorgeous woman who, due to some inexplicable devotion, dutifully takes his verbal abuse.
It was pretty cool to see the WWE actually doing something different with “The Ravishing Russian” Lana and “The Bulgarian Brute” Rusev. Lana controlled his path of rage and he listened to her every word even going as far as adopting Russia as his home country.
But for all its talk, the WWE only has room for one strong and powerful woman (whose initials are SM if you need a hint) so Lana eventually became a passive, weak character constantly getting yelled at by Rusev and frequently leaving his side in tears.
It’s rarely a good sign when you’ve reached the point of prolonged silence and eye rolling that you decide to start counting the number of times a comedy makes you laugh.
‘Vacation,’ a relaunch no one demanded, hits the road hoping to revive the same spirit of family unity and hi-jinks of the beloved series starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo instead takes a wrong turn and gets lost on Painfully Unfunny Junction. Continue reading ‘Vacation’ review – skip this road trip→