The Hangover 2
Wolfpack is back. This time around its exotic Thailand that tolerates the presence of Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha) and Stu (Ed Helms). After the madness in Las Vegas do not expect sanity to prevail in Bangkok. Director Todd Phillips once again tries to hold his audience with moments of mirth and stupidity in The Hangover 2. Sadly, that effort is a waste as audiences have witnessed the over the top situations in the previous installment. Who would like to watch a movie that has a repetition of events with flatulence humor already viewed? The painful embarrassment of lack of ideas becomes evident as the story unfolds. Honestly there is no story; it’s an attempt to recreate magic, sadly that doesn’t happen.
This time the madness unfolds at Stu’s wedding. Pre-wedding brunches don’t go horribly wrong, but in this case it does. Formulated attempts at garnering attention in sequels have worked in the past, but this attempt fails miserably. What worked for the first installment is what messes it up. One thing that Todd Phillips got completely wrong is everything. There’s nothing in this movie that deserves praise. It’s a lesson on what a sequel shouldn’t be. The Hangover 2 is attempt at fooling audiences with a tried and tested approach.
With a strong star cast of The Hangover 2 one would expect good performances but sadly there aren’t any. Watching talented actors being wasted due to lack of ideas saddens you. You end up feeling sorry for the star cast for agreeing to be a part of this movie. Hangover 2 is an attempt to cash in on the success of the prequel. Only the monkey in the movie doesn’t make a monkey out of itself. There’s no bright spot in this movie. Its painful, it’s horrible, it a headache. The only thing this film deserves is plenty of criticism.
Star Cast Of The Hangover 2 :
Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong
Director: Todd Phillips
Producer: Todd Phillips, Daniel Goldberg
Soundtrack Of The Hangover 2:
- Black Hell (Danzig)
- Stronger (Kanye West)
- The Downeaster (Billy Joel)
- The Beast in Me (Mark Lanegan)
- Sofi Needs A Ladder (Deadmau5)
- Allentown (Ed Helms)
- Pusher Man (Curtis Mayfield)
- Love Train (Wolfmother)
- I Ran (Ska Rangers)
- One Night In Bangkok (Mike Tyson)
- Just The Way You Are (Ska Rangers)
- Bad Man’s World (Jenny Lewis)