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1.0 out of 5 stars Contender For The Biggest 'Follow Up' Turkey Ever..., 26 Jan. 2012
This review is from: The Hangover Part II - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [2011] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
There are few movie fans out there who didn't love every over-the-top moment of "The Hangover" - a genuinely anarchic and balls-to-the-wall film. They would therefore have been seriously looking forward to another night in with Mister Chow and a whole lot of belly laughs. But this follow-up is an absolute dog - and how it got past the makers comedic radar is a total mystery (money and greed must have had a lot to do with it).

You know you're in trouble when you're bored within the first five minutes. It then spends a further 15 minutes retelling us what happened in the previous movie, revisiting old characters but in an annoying way - and worst of all - barely raising a laugh as they do. They relocate the 'fun' from Vegas to Bangkok much like "Sex And The City 2" did (another woeful follow-up) and it's downhill from there on in - because scene after scene just falls flat - and somehow this 'comedy' just completely forgets to be funny. And while the first film was famously crude (but in a good way) - a certain crassness to the dialogue has crept in here that doesn't do any of them any favours (especially Bradley Cooper).

I'd thought that the slew of awful reviews given to "The Hangover Part II" were perhaps being too harsh - surely it couldn't be that bad - but no. You may feel the urge to rent this - but I'd say avoid it. It's even managed to poison my enjoyment of the first film somehow.

Awful...and then some...
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Initial post: 18 Feb 2012 21:37:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2012 21:41:58 GMT
I couldn't agree with you more; I found this film totally laugh-free (I really wanted to like it as I loved part one), and have now watched it two and a half times (I actually thought I must have been in a bad mood and that it would grow on me...I also tried that with 'Four weddings and a funeral', and it didn't work then either! However, I know that I am in a minority when it comes to 'FWAAF'. ), but, alas no, it's still a big pile of steaming....

G'.day
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