Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Hangover Part II
If it's not horror, action or both, I ignore it unless someone makes me watch it.. That's not to say I don't like other kinds of movie, I do,but I go for horror, fantasy and action. So, it took me awhile to see The Hangover but when I did, I loved it! I was surprised at how much I loved it. I watched it again and again. The Hangover Part II was just as good. Though they rehashed the same plot as the first, I was into it to the end. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis were hilarious. Throw in Ken Jeong as Mr. Chow and a smoking monkey in a cool vest and you get one great comedy. These people were insane it was wild!
I'm surprised by a lot of reviews. People hated this movie. One complaint was it's a retelling of the first movie just in a different location, which it is, but that's what I loved about it- the reminders. I knew how it was going to end but that didn't make the ride any less enjoyable. I also read reviews saying they sat in a theater and no one, including them, laughed. I don't know what theater they went to, but people in mine were cracking up. It was hilarious that Phil, Stu and Alan got in the same situation again because of the same person. I didn't feel anything was forced. The dialogue, the character, the plot was all believable. It even had more action- a great car chase.
It's just like the first one so I can't image why people hated it so much. I mean with a name like The Hangover there really is only one direction this movie can go. I saw it expecting a storyline like the first one. It's called Hangover Part II which, to me, implies same story. It's interesting the movie's called Part II and not The Hangover 2- good call whoever made that decision. It wasn't like the writers cut and pasted the plot from the first and expected no one to notice. It's clear they did it on purpose knowing people would notice. I did. I got excited because I knew what would happen next and knew it would be epic. It was like an inside joke. I'd have been disappointed if they changed too much. I doubt they'd be able to pull it off again though.
The nudity offended some people but I thought it added to the comedy. The Hangover had nudity as well. It's rated "R for pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images." If you saw the first you know these people hold nothing back. It's as raunchy if not raunchier. If you like The Hangover, go see The Hangover Part II and judge for yourself.
Labels: Bradley Cooper, comedy, Ed Helms, Hangover, Ken Jeong, movie, Part II, review, Zach Galifianakis
Auden is a dark fantasy author. As a kid, she created her own books by folding several construction papers in half and stapling them down the middle, adding her own illustrations. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get away from writing. Darkness and dark thing have always fascinated her.