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The Hangover 2 (2011)

The Hangover 2 (2011)



Bradley Cooper
Ed Helms
Zach Galifianakis

Directed by Todd Phillips

I guess I haven’t recovered from the hangover of the previous movie (Hangover 1), cause this movie is not as good as it’s original. Won’t call this a sequel it’s just a remake of the original. Let’s not be too hasty to blame the cast but the idea to keep the story line the same as the original, leaves the viewer watching a movie with no surprises. Yes readers Hangover 2, is a movie you watch because you liked the cast and what they went through in Hangover 1 because here they just do the same thing but in Bangkok. Todd Philips gets to direct the movie again and we see a darker version of the first part.

Well the tattoo artist who did the tattoo on Mike Tyson’s face tried to stop us from seeing this movie saying they have to pay copyright for using his work on Ed Helm’s face. We dissed him for trying to stop us from seeing our guys again, unknown to us he was actually trying to do us a favour.

The original Hangover delivered to us the audience three men “the wolf pack”(Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis) going to Las Vegas for their friend Doug’s (Justin Bartha) bachelor party, only to get drugged and we experience a roller coaster ride of hilarious comedy and shocking events of how the wolf pack lost Doug, got stuck with a black Doug carrying a baby around and Stu losing his teeth and getting married.

The casts, who were then relative unknowns, gave a fantastic A-list performance, especially Zach Galifianakis who stole the show. But in this sequel, Stu (Ed Helms) is the one getting married, and decided to have a small bachelor party where he and his friends just sit in a diner and have non- alcoholic drinks, because of what happened in Doug’s bachelor party. They fly to Thailand for the wedding and a crushed Phil, who was pissed that they don’t get to have a real bachelor party decides to gets the groom-to-be to agree to have at least one beer on the beach. The next morning, the foolish threesome wakes up to find themselves in a fleabag Bangkok hotel. Alan is hairless. Stu has a face tattoo, and he is curled up in a tub. And all that remains of Lauren’s 16-year-old brother Teddy (Mason Lee), who had joined them on the beach, is a finger, on ice on a nightstand. So the boys start to retrace their steps of the night before. But this time instead of a sunglass-wearing baby, the boys are saddled with a chain-smoking, drug-dealing capuchin monkey.

So this time we are taken through the depths of the Bangkok underworld. We visit tattoo parlors, we have some gay incidents, transsexual prostitutes are around, Buddhist monks confused for Teddy and Mr Chow revisits.
The movie is just as I said a remake of part one with the producers just changing a few things, even Iron Mike Tyson is brought back, to do a rap song in the end of the movie.

Which I wonder whose dumb ass idea was that?


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