Format: Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet Digital Copy
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Written by: Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, Paul Giamati
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Review by: Bill Jones
If The Hangover Part II had to be described in one word, it would be tedious. Luckily, this review isn’t limited to one word, so it can expound upon that idea to explain that watching The Hangover Part II is a chore. It is something to get through, almost entirely devoid of joy, both on the part of the viewer and seemingly on the parts of those involved in creating it. It is a movie that exists for no other reason than that the success of its predecessor all but guaranteed it would make money. And the parties involved simply showed up to cash in.
The Hangover Part II is, at the core of its plot, the same movie as the original, except it now takes place in Thailand, which makes it wackier and, you know…more foreign, I suppose. Essentially, it serves as a reason to up the ante, to make all the hijinks at that much higher of stakes, the consequences infinitely more disastrous and so on and so forth. The only thing that doesn’t get ramped up in the sequel is the laughter, as it is entirely possible to sit through the 102 minutes of this feature without letting loose so much as a subconscious chuckle. (more…)