Excerpt: Being a screenwriter on “The Hangover 2″ must have been about the easiest job in the world. Why, you ask? Well let me tell you. See, as we learned in “Scream”, sequels are supposed to be bigger and better with even more outrageous antics than the first one (presumably that made the original a...
Excerpt: The Film The first Hangover movie was apparently so nice, they decided to do it twice. However, instead of Doug's (Justin Bartha) pending nuptials, it's Stu (Ed Helms) getting hitched in The Hangover Part II . Sadly, there was no happy ending for Stu and Jade (Heather Graham) from the first movie.
Conclusion: If you liked The Hangover , you'll want to see Part Two , but don't expect to find a new favorite comedy. As much of a remake as it is a sequel, this less funny and far less creative follow-up constitutes a disappointment and breaks director Todd Phillips' long streak of bettering himself.
Excerpt: The chances of Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Stu (Ed Helms) missing a wedding again due to a night of drug-induced partying is about as good as the parents in the Home Alone series ditching their kid a second time. Oh, right .
Excerpt: After getting drunk, drugged, stealing a tiger, a police car and a small Asian man – and misplacing their best friend in the process – you would think Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) would have learned their lesson about having ‘one last night out with the guys.
Conclusion: It kills me to see this Blu-ray release finish here with such a low cumulative score, but let’s be honest. There are many things that are not perfect here and need to be scored accordingly. I’m not saying this is a perfect movie by any means. I’m not saying this a great movie.
Conclusion: 'The Hangover Part II' is just like the original, only slightly bigger, louder, and set in Bangkok. As a fan of film one, I wasn't as taken with this chapter as I was its predecessor, but that's simply one man's opinion.
Excerpt: In 2009 The Hangover was a surprise hit, the key word there being "surprise." It wasn't just that nobody was expecting much out of this R-rated comedy starring three guys we'd barely heard of, but that every outrageous turn in the movie felt out of the blue, from the genius idea of setting the film...