Make no mistake, The Hangover was truly one of the funniest films of the last decade. While the crude comedies coming out of Judd Apatow’s camp were being diluted with sentiment, Todd Phillips’ 2009 smash hit embraced absurdism head-on as it careered from one outrageously hilarious situation to another, never once slowing down to get gushy. And fair enough, too; no one goes to Sin City to learn a life lesson, they go there in spite of them.
But I thought what happened in Vegas was supposed to stay in Vegas? So why is it happening again — almost exactly the same way — in Bangkok?
Ladies and gentlemen, meet lazy filmmaking. You’d best take your laughs elsewhere; all he wants is your money.
Allow me to be blunt; The Hangover Part 2 is far and away the most disappointing film of the year. As an inferior replica of the first film, one could easily mistake this supposed blockbuster for a mockbuster: a slapdash B-movie designed to piggy-back on the success and publicity of a tent-pole release. Heck, maybe that’s exactly what it is. After all, it was co-written by one of the
writers scribblers of the Scary Movie series. And since ripping-off other, superior movies is all that franchise is capable of, maybe that’s all The Hangover Part 2 was aiming to do as well?
Well aim a little higher, guys. Audiences deserve better.
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