The legendary wolf pack is back, but this time Stu (Helms) is the one getting married. To make matters even more scary, they are getting married in Thailand. To prevent the problems that arose in Vegas, the four friends along with the bride-to-be's little brother decide to stay in for the party...only to awaken with no recollection of the previous night's events in the middle of Bangkok. Now its a race against time for the wolf pack to find the missing brother of the blushing bride before the wedding is to take place.
Taking this great set of very funny guys into Bangkok should have been comedy gold. At times, it does work. The reemergence of the offensive Chow character adds some delightfully offensive scenes and there are a couple of moments that utilize the Bangkok scenery to its benefit including a staff wielding monk with a hatred for loud mouth individuals. These moments spark with the insightful combination of offensiveness, wit, and timing that made the entire first film work.
|A rarely scene picture of the cast trying to keep originality from making it into the movie.|
"The Hangover Part II" is proof of the carbon copy syndrome. No matter how many times you copy an original, it's just never as good. This film flounders under its forced chemistry and formulaic plot progressions while its three leads desperately cling onto anything to make the film funny. As a once great comedian once told me, "If the joke isn't there, don't force it. Humor happens." "The Hangover Part II" doesn't happen and comes across as pressured to bring the same thing when it already happened. Let's hope the recently announced "Part III" improves from this one's failures.
Written By Matt Reifschneider