Firstly, I wouldn’t say this really justifies being called Part 2, it’s more like The Hangover “times” 2. It’s the same story with the same beats, though the comedy and environments are a bit more hardcore. It’s exactly the same thing that happened with Home Alone, they had a great one-off concept for a film that was hugely successful so a sequel was inevitable (though dialled up to 11).
|The Hangover Part 2 Movie Poster|
If you’re expecting anything more, you shouldn’t be, as none of the marketing has led us to believe we’d be getting anything other than the same concept just in a different city. If you can accept that, I think you’ll really enjoy it. Just like Pirates 4, I don’t think the bad reviews this is getting are justified, just because it’s not original doesn’t make it a bad film.
Usually, the problem with marketing a comedy is that movie studios put all the best jokes in the trailer. I wouldn’t say that was the case with The Hangover: Part 2 (as there were plenty of jokes not included and they were probably too x-rated for a trailer anyway) but I still would have preferred not to have seen a trailer prior to this as some of the jokes were spoiled.
Movie Review – 7.5/10
Marketing Review – 7/10
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