The Hangover was what could be considered a bit of a comedic juggernaut. If you hadn’t seen it, you had certainly heard about it. Four guys go to Vegas for a bachelor party, three of them wake up in a destroyed room with a tiger and a baby and missing the fourth guy. That’s it… the plot of The Hangover in one sentence. The Hangover Part II takes that formula and apparently sticks with it.
Las Vegas is replaced with Bangkok. In lieu of a baby, there is a monkey wearing a little denim jacket. Instead of Ed Helms losing a tooth, he ends up with a Mike Tyson-like face tattoo. And for some bizarre reason, Ken Jeong is there are well. I imagine the thinking behind the making of this sequel was along the lines of, “hey… let’s not mess with a golden formula… don’t fix what isn’t broken”.
Personally, I adored the first film… and I’m looking forward to spending a little more time with the “Wolf Pack”. We’ll find out whether or not lightning will strike twice…
At least Stu isn’t marrying the escort,
Cornelius J. Blahg