CAST & CREW
Few years ago a movie titled The Hangover was released, it became a smash hit and gone down as one of the greatest comedies of all time. So there has to be a sequel, and we have The Hangover Part II. In the first film essentially the story was that a bunch of people go to Vegas for a trip and have fun. In this part, they go to Bangkok for a wedding and after another crazy night of drinking they wake up in the morning and retrace their footsteps, recall what they did.
The movie seems to be a repetition of the first part with the same people in same scenario. It has the elements of silent comedy like the physical freedom and the wildness but no innocence. But it feels, at times, like a routine adventure film set overseas. Men in the movie are seeking all the atrocities they have done. The script by Phillips, along with Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong, is undoubtedly funny in parts, but that spark and brilliant pacing of the first one is lost.
That old charm of the first movie must have evaporated in the heat of a dilapidated Thailand hotel, where Phil and buddies Stu ( Ed Helms) and Alan ( Zach Galifianakis) wake up in an awkward situation far away from the place of the wedding. The good things are the high-speed car chase, the soundtrack as eclectic as the first and the ending credits are as X-rated as before. The movie fails to excite the audience despite every spicy element. It seems that the director had a burden of the first film that was the highest grossing movie and so failed to deliver his best to the sequel under pressure and ended up with the same thing again with some silly changes.
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