The Hangover Part 2
Director Todd Phillips is hampered by the anticipation of one of the best comedies from 2 years ago but maybe he should be worried about originality in the prequel of the comedy The Hangover Part 2. In this film Ed Helms is the groom who travels to Bangkok the day before his wedding with his friends played by Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha and Zach Galifianakis along with the bride’s teenage brother. The next day the guys wake up in a dirty room in Bangkok with a hangover, one with a shaved head, and one with a tattoo, a monkey running around the room and oh yes the bride’s teenage brother is missing. I’m not sure if this film suffered from lack of imagination from the writers but I think they tried to make up for originality with shock value. Besides the typical crude jokes throw in unnecessary violence, gratuitous bad language and graphic nudity. I have said this before but with some of the scenes my wife described blindness was definitely a blessing. I don’t want to say this is a bad movie because it is very funny at times and maybe director Todd Phillips did the best he could with the script he was handed. In fact in one hilarious scene (wait I can’t describe that scene because it is a little too raunchy) but a one-liner that was humorous was (wait I better not use those words in my review). Since I can’t give examples maybe the best way to explain the film is take the original film (almost a carbon copy) and move it to another country and throw in a little darker plot and you have Hangover part 2. I was entertained and laughed at some of the jokes so I will give this second installment a C rating.
This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.