Sunday, July 24, 2011
1595 - The Hangover: Part II
The first act of this film drove me a little nuts. Zach G isn't someone I love or hate, but I found that the set-up and rationale of getting him into the film was a bit much. I felt that the entire set-up was a bit convoluted, but I'll let that slide. I didn't love this film by any means, but I certainly laughed out loud at parts, and that itself is worth the price of admission. There are some wonderfully shocking things going on here, and some really fun moments. I personally loved the bit where we learn that Alan sees himself and all his "friends" as teenagers. One thing that was weird to me was the Paul Giamati role - kind of a waste of a solid actor if you ask me.
So if you loved the first film you should enjoy this one - if you automatically want to avoid it because it's "too much like the original" then you're probably making the wise choice. No one wants people to bitch and moan about the obvious. Like I said, not a great film, but it kept me entertained with a consistent chuckle and a few random laugh out loud moments. And Todd Phillips, in case you were wondering, you don't need a third film in this series.
The Hangover 2