3. Stone Crandall (Vacation)
At risk of continuing a running trend of mentioning bland, uninspired disappointments (in my opinion, that is), I bring up this 2015 soft reboot of the comedy franchise once led by Chevy Chase, in which Ed Helms takes over as a grown-up Rusty Griswold. Rusty, his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons make a stop on their disastrous cross-country trip to visit his sister, Audrey (Leslie Mann), and her wealthy husband, Stone Crandall (Chris Hemsworth).
While it could have just been the surprise of seeing the Australian action star in a raunchy comedy at the time, his uproarious performance as a crass Texan with no qualms showing off his six pack (among other things) is easily the best thing about Vacation, a sequel that nobody really had much interest in until Hemsworth’s involvement. Some might say the same about our next entry.