The wolf-pack retrace their steps through strip clubs, tattoo parlors and cocaine-dealing monkeys on the streets of Bangkok as they try and find Teddy before the wedding. You can copy some of the jokes and get away with it, but to imitate the entire three-act structure of the original Hangover is nothing more than lazy and uninspired filmmaking. They cranked the ante in conflict, but failed to improve anything or change anything from the 2009 comedy smash hit. Now, the movie is hilarious. Somehow, despite being set in an exquisitely beautiful country, there was nothing new or even entertaining in the cinematography. Galifianakis, a cult comedian who I've admired for years, has been struggling quite a while.
Really a disappointing film of what might have become a pretty fun movie franchise. Instead, we get Todd Phillips copying Todd Phillips. Yes, it is funny and there are indeed some standout moments. Todd Phillips should have known better, as he is a good director with a nice track record. Always going to respect the confidentiality of your personal data will only be used for the purpose of managing the services offered, respond to requests raised by us, performing administrative tasks, as well as sending technical, commercial or advertising information by post or electronically.
Bottom Line: You will most likely have a good time watching this if you enjoyed the original. To a certain degree, sure: we have the repressed pussy-whipped guy who obeys his girlfriend's every command Ed Helms ; the weird John Belushi-esquire figure who speaks in non sequiturs and naive absurdities Zach Galifianakis ; and the womanizer whose confidence renders him automatic leader of the group Bradley Cooper. It's more deserving of such acknowledgment than many recent successes, and while we may live in an era saturated with unnecessary sequels, I actually left The Hangover hoping to see these guys again. The story, merely reheated leftovers, is a sexually confused 12-year-old's wet dream. Along with Doug, Phil, and his soon-to-be brother-in-law Teddy, he regretfully invites Alan to Thailand for the wedding.
The sad fact that so many people find this movie entertaining is pathetic and down right scary. If you need a pick me up from a bad day, just watch this and you will definitely feel better about everything that may be going wrong in your life. Not many people other than myself and Sean Penn saw his 2001 comedy Out Cold, probably because it wasn't all that great; but he was easily the most amusing aspect of the picture. That's all I can say. I was hesitant for quite a few reasons. Cooper uses his looks to his advantage: it's funny to watch handsome people exploit their securities. For every legitimate offer, such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, we're treated to movies like College that attempt to lure us into theaters based on the promise of raunchy decadence.
The rest of the cast throughout the movie was great, with Ed Helms and Ken Jeong being the best examples. If all it takes to satisfy the males of an entire nation is a bunch of homo-erotic fantasies, stale cliches, and some exposed titties - we are all screwed - with a capital F. I was skeptical about it at first, thinking that the previews would have only the funny parts, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. And maybe Superbad and The Hangover are pretty close, but who knows. And of course, one of them is missing. In the aftermath of the death of Alan's father, the wolfpack decide to take Alan to get treated for his mental issues. You know the drill if you have seen the first.
Doug is back at the resort, but Teddy is missing, there's a monkey with a severed finger, Alan's head is shaved, Stu has a tattoo on his face, and they can't remember any of it. Galifianakis plays his character straight and the laughs are subsequently heartier; when he embraces his brother-in-law while nude, the act seems innocently awkward rather than deliberately awkward, and that's what makes it so funny. I am unsure whether this is a sequel or remake. Zach as Allen is the biggest of the flaws. The first Hangover had me excited that a new comedic genius had entered Hollywood and would quickly blow away the Judd Apatow recycle jobs and copycats.
I remember watching Superbad the first time and thinking that that was the funniest movie ever made, when it comes to films with legitimate plots and characters, etc. One being that I was a little unimpressed with the trailer, but trust me, after you see this movie you will realize that most of the movie couldn't have possibly made it into the trailer. After a quiet night on the beach with a beer and toasting marshmallows by the camp fire, Stu, Alan and Phil wake up in a seedy apartment in Bangkok. The only reason I got any enjoyment out of this movie at all was because I liked the characters in the first movie. It's effective, he's got great chemistry with the other guys, and it's fun to watch such an immoral and ruthless character take center stage in a mainstream comedy.
Yes, we've all had those nights, though perhaps not to such extremes that's where the exaggeration of comedy serves us. His character on the show is played with pitch-perfect perversity: he's not overtly creepy like the program's other weirdo, Creed , but rather subtly unnerving. Everyone hit a home run in this movie. Helms has been an underrated highlight of the American Office for the past several years, never quite earning the praise he deserves. What follows is nearly two hours of debauchery and moments of varying levels of discomfort, gross-out and comedic skits.