The Hangover Part II (2011) Review

The wolfpack is back for a second time, when they all head to Thailand for Stu’s wedding to Lauren. But can they all keep out of trouble a couple of days before the wedding? Of course not, when Alan is involved and they end up in Bangkok.

We can pretty much guess some of the jokes/incidents which are going to occur in Thailand, the obvious being one of them ending up with a lady-boy. Yes that does happen, I bet you can easily guess who it happens to as well. But taking away the sparkle and magic that comes with Vegas and he much more classy it is than Thailand has a massive impact on the film for me.

Instead of losing Doug, this time he is safe back at the resort they are staying at (which I found such a shame as I do like Justin Bartha). The person they lose this time is Lauren’s 16-year-old brother Teddy. That’s the time when they try to retrace their steps, trying to figure out what exactly they done the night before.

I think another reason why I was not a big fan of this film was too much Mr.Chow (Ken Jeong) I really am not a fan of that character, just find him creepy and annoying rather than funny. He features quite a bit in this film, compared to his role in the first. Another needless addition in my opinion.

Really forcing it at the end to get Mike Tyson back for a second time, having him singing. Or at least attempting to sing, I actually felt embarrassed for him whilst watching that scene.

The jokes all seem pretty much the same as the first time round, but it really isn’t anywhere near as funny. Definitely a sequel which we could have done without. A third is supposed to be in the works now as well, why couldn’t they have just let the first one stand alone as a good comedy. This really does take the edge off the first one. I didn’t mean to totally lay into this film and just completely criticize is but that is what has happened. I really don’t have anything good to say about it at all.

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4 thoughts on “The Hangover Part II (2011) Review

  1. What’s missing is a huge part of what made the first film so good: the element of surprise and the actual joy of having all these crazy situations happen. This is a dark and morbid cash-in and nothing more, except with some chuckles. Good review!

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