Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"All I wanted was a Bachelor Brunch!"

The Hangover Part 2 was not quite as good as the first movie, but definitely not as bad as the reviews it has been getting. I thought it was pretty hilarious, but it did have some flaws.

To begin with, I think they tried to stick to the formula of the first one a little too closely. Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug head to Thailand for Stu's wedding but, instead of losing the groom-to-be, they wake up missing Stu's future brother-in-law, Teddy. They spend the rest of the movie retracing their steps from the night before trying to figure out what happened.

Sequels are hard because the first one was such a surprise and so different than any other movie, but with this second one, you knew what to expect which kind of took a little bit of the funny out of it. You knew that Zach Galifianakis was going to say ridiculous things and act inappropriately. There were also a couple fake-outs where the guys think they have found Teddy, but are mistaken.  I must say, though, that Ed Helms had the best facial expressions throughout the entire movie and sang another awesome song, this time to the tune of Allentown by Billy Joel.

I would have liked to see less of Ken Jeong and more of Justin Bartha, who was, again, barely in the movie. I think Bartha is really funny and Jeong is funny, but knows it and sometimes starts to annoy me.

The movie has already made over $200 million worldwide in it's opening weekend and, according to Variety, a Hangover 3 is already being written.

If you loved the first one, you should check out this movie, but if you only kind of liked the first one, you can probably skip this in theaters.