Excerpt: This series hates animals. Molesting a tiger in the first, getting a monkey addicted to cigarettes in the second, and slaughtering a giraffe in the opening of Hangover III , no one is beacon of animal sensitivity in these films.
Excerpt: The Hangover was in 2009 a huge success and not without reason. A group of friends go to Las Vegas for a bachelor party but the next day they wake up without any memories of what happened the night before and to make things worse, they groom himself is nowhere to be found.
Conclusion: The Hangover didn't really need a sequel, especially one recreating its every beat. With that unimaginative Bangkok journey out of its system, Part III surprisingly returns the series to form while taking things in a different direction.
Excerpt: The Film After the $467 million box-office haul of 2009's The Hangover , it's no wonder that Warner Bros. wanted director Todd Phillips to repeat his success -- and repeat it he did, all the way down to the plotline.
Excerpt: Four years ago I sat in a movie theater on a weekday afternoon (don’t ask me why) and watched The Hangover . And I laughed my ass off. I’ve always been a fan of comedies and I’ve always loved to laugh and that movie just hit all the right notes with me and everyone else as well.
Conclusion: 'The Hangover Part III' manages to slightly redeem the series from the all-too-familiar retread that was Part II , but in doing so, the style and tone is vastly different. The humorous moments are few and far between here, but this isn't a money grab, either.
Conclusion: So there you have it…the conclusion to the brothers Wolfpack trilogy. No it’s not Return of the Jedi or even the closing saga to the Cornetto Trilogy , but hey at least it got made and it’s better than a Paranormal Activity 4 or The Purge . Will there ever be a fourth?
Conclusion: Perhaps in a few years Phillips and company will come up with a worthwhile Hangover sequel. This isn't it. It's better than Part II , I'll give it that, but trumping that disaster isn't much of a feat. The Hangover Part III idles along until, by film's end, you'll be muttering, "that's it?