The Hangover Part II Movie Review
admovieso | April 6, 2012 | No comments
New movie, The Hangover Part II features Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis in return roles from, according to movie reviews, smash hit “The Hangover.” This new movie release takes place in Bangkok, whereas the 2009 movie was set in Las Vegas.
“The Hangover” made more than $467 million dollars during its worldwide run and was such a success that it’s hard for new R-rated comedies to come close. According to new movie reviews “Part II” is no exception but it’s still a whole lot better than any other recent comedies! Viewers can’t wait to see what Phil, played by Bradley Cooper, Stu, played by Ed Helms, and Alan, played by Zach Galifianakis, are up to now.
The new script was written by director Todd Phillips with Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong. The Hangover Part II takes place two years after the original, which took place at Doug’s, who’s played by Justin Bartha, bachelor party.
Now it’s Stu’s turn. He’s marrying Lauren, played by Jamie Chung, in Thailand, where her parents were born.
Even though Stu has no intentions of a follow up to the first bachelor party, things go wrong after a quiet toast by the sea. Eventually the guys end up in a crummy Bangkok hotel with a capuchin monkey! They also find that one of them has a shaved head, one has a new tattoo, and they seem to be in possession of the finger of Lauren’s brother, Teddy, played by Mason Lee, which is wearing a ring, but is no longer attached to Teddy.
This movie has some hilarious moments but tends to just replay some of the better moments of “Hangover” like the uncle with all the jokes who tells them over and over and over again. The element of surprise is missing as well as the over the top energy that characterized the first movie. The cast probably could have done better.
Alan, gets some of the better laughs but a lot of his laughs are stolen by Ken Jeong, the Asian gangster, Mr. Chow.
The Hangover Part II capuchin monkey, Crystal, also gets loads of laughs. She was in “Failure to Thrive” in 2006 with Cooper.