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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Hangover Part II

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Another night that no one can remember, ends in Stu (Ed Helms) getting a face deformation, Phil (Bradley Cooper) getting an arm injury, and Alan (Zach Galifianikis) getting a baby-- only this time his baby is a monkey.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianikis, Ken Jeong, Mason Lee, Justin Bartha, Jamie Chung, Paul Giamatti, Sasha Barrese, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Gillian Vigman, Aroon Seeboonruang, Yasmin Lee

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! If you want to see another Hangover, you'll get what you came for. But, since you've seen one before, everything that was fresh and original about the first one is gone, and even the surprises won't be that surprising.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: As with the last one, the hardest laughs are in the slideshow at the end... And also, the monkey does have a banana on his hat.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: That depends on how you feel about chicks with dicks. Hey, you were warned by the fact that this takes place in Bangkok.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: This gets the prize for Consistency. Whatever they did last time, they found a new way to do it all again.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Sometimes, when I stare into Bradley Cooper's steel blue eyes, or I catch a glimpse of his red-lipped, toothy smile, I can't help but wonder... why has he never played a vampire? Separately, I'd like to note that from now on, when someone tries to insult what I'm doing by telling me, "A monkey could do it," I'm going to assume they're talking about the monkey in this movie, and be flattered.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: The first half is really slow and predictable. It even gave me time to wonder who could possibly be the one to get married in The Hangover Part III. I don't think Bradley Cooper can, because he's such a dick that his only redeeming quality is his marital status. Ed Helms is already on his second-- although they gave him a lot of good reasons to get dumped in the plot of this one. And Zach Galifianakis is pretty much undateable.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: They take everything so far in this one that you almost feel like you can't come back from it. And actually, their attempt to do so is passable at best.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?

A: The Hangover Part II Trailer

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ArtsBeatLA said...

You make an excellent point about consistency.

I didn't much care for the first one -- I thought it was an excellent premise that was somewhat squandered -- but this one delivers everything fans of the first one (which grossed close to $500 MILLION worldwide) will be expecting.

I actually think it was marginally better than the first one bc it had less Tyson and more speccy photography (Thigh-land).

And the best line is unprintable!

"It's called Bangkok, baby, not bang ----"

ArtsBeatLA said...

p.s. Bradley Cooper is married with a baby in this one.

Tho I guess that doesn't preclude him from being the groom in the third one...?

Monique said...

I'm with you on the first one not being that great, but at least it was something we'd never really seen before. Also agree about the look of this-- great cinamatography in Thigh-land.

One of my favorite lines was on the bus, "Bestiality is funny in any language."

Monique said...

P.S. Maybe they'll lose his baby in the next one. That would be a good twist on finding a baby.

Oh, and I just realized, Justin Bartha's wife was pregnant, so maybe it'll be him again, not able to get to his baby's delivery.