THE HANGOVER PART 2
Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu’s plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.
Hangover Part Two, what can I tell you? This is one of those movies that makes you understand why you don’t do sequels. The Hangover Part One was adorable. It was crude, it was rude, but it was hilarious, and there was a sweetness to it. This is rude and crude and without sweetness whatsoever. It’s a retread of the first one basically, and everybody who was adorable and fresh in the first one is tired and rude and crude, and screaming. In the second one there’s no one to like. It’s not funny, it’s not sweet, it’s not anything. The idea that in the last 10 minutes that everybody has a reversal and turns into a nice human being I don’t buy. All anybody was saying as I was walking out of the theater is the first one was better. The first one was adorable, the second one not so much. So hopefully we’ll now just hang up the Hangover and go and do something else. I’ll give it half a star but that’s out of generosity because I liked one of the car tricks, that’s it. For an hour and 41 minute movie not a good sign– even the monkey was crude and rude, and having a monkey smoke, do we think that’s cute? No we don’t. Okay. Ick!