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The Hangover: Part II (Phillips, 2011) The Reviews Thread

Old 05-25-11, 02:35 PM
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The Hangover: Part II (Phillips, 2011) The Reviews Thread

Please continue pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"The Hangover: Part II" (Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Paul Giamatti, Mike Tyson)

Release Date:
5/26/2011

Rating:
R (for scenes of sex, violence, profanity, alcohol, drugs and smoking throughout.

Running Time:
102min. (1h. 42m.)

IMDb Synopsis:
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Right after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.


IMDb Info and Rating:
7.1 (7,979 votes as of 5/30/11)

Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:66 Rotten:119 (36% as of 5/30/11)

Metacritic:
44 metascore ('Mixed or average reviews' as of 5/30/11)

Trailer:
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Saw it tonight at an advance screening.

Really wanted to love it like I did the first, but it was totally underwhelming and light on the laughs. The tone is also allot darker.

2 stars.
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Re: The Hangover: Part II (Phillips, 2011) The Reviews Thread

Looking like a rental.
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I had low hopes for this... but the consensus is that it's even worse than I thought. Bummer -- but another example of why a movie like this doesn't need a sequel.
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Re: The Hangover: Part II (Phillips, 2011) The Reviews Thread

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I had low hopes for this... but the consensus is that it's even worse than I thought. Bummer -- but another example of why a movie like this doesn't need a sequel.
That is my thoughts as well... only one of the trailers really got me in the mood to see it. All the others were been there done that. This is exactly the feeling of dread I had about it from the beginning.
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Will hopefully see this tonight, looking forward to it. (I have shockingly low requirements for comedy and even enjoyed Your Highness. As long as, you know, it's still a comedy and doesn't somehow morph into My Big Fat Greek Wedding halfway through.)
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Will hopefully see this tonight, looking forward to it. (I have shockingly low requirements for comedy and even enjoyed Your Highness. As long as, you know, it's still a comedy and doesn't somehow morph into My Big Fat Greek Wedding halfway through.)
I never saw it..so....I'm lost in your reference.
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It was a very popular, horribly unfunny, sappy romantic comedy.
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Re: The Hangover: Part II (Phillips, 2011) The Reviews Thread

You know, I could almost forgive that this is a beat for beat remake of the first one storywise, if there were laughs to be had... but somewhere around the 1/2 way point the funny STOPS. I was really with it at first, not as funny as before but there were still laughs - it's hard to pinpoint the exact moment that the movie 'turned' for me, but boy did it ever. There was a 30 minute span where the entire theatre was SILENT. For a comedy that is unforgiveable IMO. That lack of laughs just makes the lazy, rehashed plot all the more glaring. Also, having supporting players from the first movie show up in this as different characters was annoying and added to the 'this - AGAIN!?' feeling of the whole thing. A few great moments but not something I'd feel the need to revisit anytime soon - this is coming from someone who saw the first 3 times in theatres and can pretty much quote the entire flick.
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tons of bad reviews for this one. hmmm.
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Jamie Chung is hot. She plays the unlikely fiancee of Ed Helms in the movie. If the movie were about her and not about those three jerks, I might be inclined to see it. (Hey, I saw DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION for her. )
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I personally loved "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", so to each his own.
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Jamie Chung is hot. She plays the unlikely fiancee of Ed Helms in the movie. If the movie were about her and not about those three jerks, I might be inclined to see it. (Hey, I saw DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION for her. )
Yes, but the true test is if you got Sucker Punched for her.
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Saw it today....not as good as the first one but had some really funny moments.

Enjoyed it and will buy it on dvd.
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Yes, but the true test is if you got Sucker Punched for her.
Since she wasn't the star...I resisted. Is that a pass or fail?
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Since she wasn't the star...I resisted. Is that a pass or fail?
I'm willing to give you a pass if you liked her since Real World: San Diego.
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Saw it today....not as good as the first one but had some really funny moments.

Enjoyed it and will buy it on dvd.
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I saw it last night at the midnight show. Lots of laughs but the last 1/3 of it was pretty much void of any big laughs. The first one was much better, but I still enjoyed this one.
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I never saw it..so....I'm lost in your reference.
Fascinating.
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So, what was the point of the
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Guess I'll see Kung Fu Panda 2 instead.
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tons of bad reviews for this one. hmmm.
Yeah, I'm reading each and every one. This is a quote from Richard Roeper, one of my favorite critics:

"One of the most uninspired and unoriginal sequels you'll ever see. Or not see, if you're lucky."
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Word of warning, Peter Travers' review in Rolling Stone gives away the cause of the blackout/Hangover. I wish I hadn't read it, even if I'm not excited about the film.

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