The Hangover crew heads to Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the disaster of a bachelor party in Las Vegas last year, Stu is playing it safe with a mellow pre-wedding brunch. However, nothing goes as planned and Bangkok is the perfect setting for another adventure with the rowdy group.
The first Hangover movie was amazing, i was laughing through the whole film in the cinema. When I heard about the second movie I run to the cinema to watch it. It was not a big difference with the first movie, but it was still very funny. The story was the same, but only with a different person, who would get married but had some problems. They will never learn about partying before the wedding. I think there will be a 3th movie of Hangover. The minimal age to watch Hangover is 12 year, but I think the minimal age has to be 16 year. There are a lot of insulting people and images which aren't for children to see.
Looking to follow the massive success of the first movie, The Hangover(2009), its no surprise that The Hangover Part II came so quickly. The first Hangover film was witty and filled with outrageous humor. The cast was rapidly welcomed with open arms and Zach Galifianakis was on his game.
The Hangover took place in fabulous Las Vegas after a bachelor party went awry. The massively hungover guys found themselves in quite the pickle when the groom to be was somehow missed placed throughout the night. Watching them back track and try to rework their partying steps though Vegas kept us laughing until our sides hurt. The second time around wasn't quite the laughing feast the first one was.
The Hangover Part II left me wanting more from the script. The jokes and the one liners didn't seem to role off the tongue quite as smoothly as they had before. I must admit, the movie did have it moments. However, I felt as though I was watching The Hangover except this time it was in Thailand. The antics that ensued in part II could have easily been the same from part I. The only difference this time around is Stu(Ed Helms) is the one taken the plunge and getting married. They also revisit Stu's love for strippers and thanks to part II his new love for Thai Ladyboys, Mike Tyson and his tattooed face, Alan's guy love for Phil, and Phil's "I'm the only cool guy ever!" attitude.
The characters seemed to be put on Hollywood's leash and locked in the dog kennel. Alan(Zach Galifianakis) felt toned down and wrangled in. As much as I loved his randomness in the the first movie, I found him to be a bit odd in the second. His craziness that made us all fall in love with him in the first one, seems too forced in the second.
Mr. Chow(Ken Jeong) was another let down. He was flamboyant and off the wall in The Hangover. He also seemed to have more freedom in The Hangover. He came off very Americanized in part II. His English had improved and it left us with less of a language barrier. Which quite honestly brought tons of laughs in the first film. When he popped onto the screen I was overjoyed but that joy was quickly let down by his presence. He like so much of the film seemed a bit safe and lassoed.
My only wish is that they wouldn't have made The Hangover Part II a plot for plot match with The Hangover. The sizzle of their drunken antics faded out rapidly and leaves me wondering what was left on The Editor's Floor?
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I saw this movie last night and I thought the first movie was much funnier. It was less crude humor and more crazy, surprising, and original humor with a relatively unique way of telling a story.
This movie follows the EXACT same format down to a slideshow at the end that they can only view once before they have to delete. I disliked this movie on several grounds.
1) Raunchy/Gross/Shock-factor humor - Everyone has their own opinion on what's funny, I get that. But really is looking at penises, chain-smoking monkeys, naked transvestites, and amputated fingers stuck up noses what's considered funny these days? Maybe it is for some, but I personally just find it stupid and a sad state of affairs if this is where comedy movies are heading towards.
2) Offensive - As an Asian-American male watching this movie I couldn't help but be disgusted. I dislike calling out the race card but this is one movie I feel it's warranted. First, you have depicted a relatively attractive asian female with a white male. Now, I'm all into believing in true love and I have no problem with this by itself, but at the same time how many times can you recollect where you've seen a movie with an asian male with ... well, anyone? It's hard not to notice the disparity when it's 100 to 0. It makes you wonder about how Hollywood works ...
Secondly, one of the few asian male appearances starts with showing what is likely is a pathologically small penis who of course just "happens" to be an asian guy. How many movies have you seen an asian guy's penis? Yet this is the one time they do show one?! In my opinion, and probably as any guy will tell you (just ask your bf/husband), the worst you could do to a guy is question their masculinity. That's just sickening that a movie tries to perpetuate a negative stereotype. I mean, I think most of the humor comes from shock value and sensation of superiority (i.e. laughing at another's misfortune). If the penis were extra large on an asian or black male, would it still be funny?
Anyway, on a side note, I've spent the better part of my 20s obtaining a medical degree and M.S. in health policy to improve the health system of a country that I love. But it's sad when every time I go to the movies, anyone who looks like me is often portrayed like crap. My suggestion is not to support this movie -- plus it's really only a cruder rehash of the first one. I think I might have to rededicate my life to improving media representation if movies like these keep coming out ...