There is a certain amount of predictability in this film, which is not really bad. The movie picks up 2 years later. Ed Helms is getting married in Thailand (pronounced Thigh-land). His future father-in-law hates him. His wife has a 16 year old brother who is pre-med. Ed wisely chooses not to have a bachelor party or invite Alan (Zach Galifianakis) along. He is talked into inviting Alan who worships the time the "Wolf Pack" was together. Of course once the guys get back together and raise their glasses in a toast...
The movie uses the same formula as the first one. It takes a seemingly impossible situation and reconstructs a humorous story around it. Their mission in this episode is to locate Teddy, the pre-med student. On par with the first film.
F-bomb, nudity, she-male nudity, crude humor, n-word, Ed Helms bent over and taking it up the...
Enjoyed this a lot, but not as much as the first. Very predictable if you've seen the first film as it basically follows the same plot. Being set in Thailand also makes it pretty predictable, as Western perceptions of the country are pandered to. That said, I was able to find enough humor to satisfy me if I looked past some of the obviousness of the jokes and scenarios played out.
...when you have found a good thing, you make it twice- maybe even three times- what matters here, and what the director knows very well, is- great characters. Todd Phillips struck gold with The Hangover- not only with surprisingly hilarious comedic writing , but the chemistry between his starring actors; Cooper, Helms, Galifinakis,Bartha and Jeong.Their unbelievable mad-cap adventures acted out from an unrecalled night of doped -up stupor are moments to laugh at again and again. With Part 2- the chemistry lives on and the format lives on with it- this time in Thailand. Phillips could very easily just keep churning out these Hangover films, like very adult versions of Tin-Tin adventures and we'll just keep enjoying!
I did watch the first film and although I did really like it, I didn't think it was a good as everyone else made out. So when number 2 came out I didn't even go and see it at the cinema. But as I was told it was a good film I decided to buy it. I must say I am glad I did. It was a very good film, in fact I think I preferred it to the first one!! So definitely check it out, Chow is just the funniest! Watch it just for him, his one liners are just classics!!!
It was great to revisit old friends with Hangover II, and there's fun to be had. But to be honest there were some disappointments. What, no Heather Graham?? Funny and reasonably clever, but we've only watched it once or twice. That's compared to the many repeats we gave the Hangover.
Not as good as the first movie but seriously funny and entertaining in its own right. Awesome casting of the characters and would happily watch several times before getting bored. Only 4 stars because it kind of repeats the first movie so dropped a star for lack of creativity.
I really enjoyed the first movie and it is one of my favourite comedies of the last decade so of course, I was excited to see the sequel. This time, the lads are in Thailand and lose Stu's soon to be brother-in-law in Bangkok. Whilst this is a funny film, it unfortunately feels like a remake to the first rather than a sequel as the chain of events are extremely similar. It was good to see Chow get a lot more screentime, but the cameo by Tyson, whilst hilarious in the first, was unneeded and felt forced into the screenplay for this. Some of the funniest moments include Stu's tattoo, Stu finding out about what happened in a Thai strip club between him and one of the prostitutes, and Alan's parking of the speedboat. It's safe to say, if you enjoyed the first, you'll enjoy this but it doesn't feel as fresh as the first movie. Still funny though, and still recommended. 3.5/5