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The Hangover Part 2 - A review of the film
The Hangover Part 2
So, we all saw the first one and anyone who has a real sense of humour would quite happily agree in saying that it was funny as hell. It still has us giggling no matter how many times we watch it. From tigers in apartments to marrying strippers, what could possibly be more insane?
The Hangover Part 2, that's what. So, the release date for the sequel to an equally crazy storyline was May 26th (in the UK at least). Sales for this understandably went through the roof. If you have not yet seen it, discover whether it's worth watching or a waste of time before you purchase your cinema ticket.
The first Hangover film centred around three groomsmen losing their best friend, who is yet to be married, in Las Vegas after a pretty heavy stag do.
The Hangover Part 2 involves Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) & Doug (Justin Bartha) travelling to the exotic area of Thailand. This time around, Stu is due to get married. After a couple of bottles by the fire on a beautiful beach, things go from one extreme to another and wind up in another blurry morning after.
Doug takes the safe option after last time's antics, and instead of losing him this time, it's Stu's brother in law to be Teddy (Mason Lee) they lose. Eeek. This is an extremely humorous sequel to the first film and has a huge humour factor. There are far more cringe worthy episodes in this film than I found in the first, and this is what makes it so great.
I won't quite ruin the film for you if you've not yet seen it, but let's say Bangkok is a little dangerous if you have your beer goggles on. You see, the wolf pack wander off into the night in a haze of unknowingness, doing things they have no control over. Waking up in Bangkok proves a shock to the system, and the race is on to piece the puzzle back together, dodge the obstacles along the way and return to Thailand for the wedding of Stu's dreams.
What I absolutely loved about this film is that Mr.Chow (Ken Jeong) the hilarious Chinese man who appears in the first film, subsequently kidnapping and being all gangster like, is pretty much part of the wolf pack in The Hangover Part 2. He brings a great deal of amusement and banter to an already ridiculously witty movie.
Mike Tyson also appears in this movie, and quite rightly so he should make an appearance due to Stu undergoing the pain of his exact tattoo on his face! Not a good look for a rather extravagant wedding.
Alan who is played by Zach Galifianakis is undoubtedly the most adored and funny character in the entire film. I don't quite think this film would be the same without his vulnerable stupidity and personality. Alan plays quite a big part in this film and there's not a moment without some joking and playfulness.
When watching this film in the cinema (which might I say, was absolutely jam packed with over excited Hangover fans) you could feel the atmosphere. The atmosphere was mixed with anticipation; excited ness and you just knew everyone was building up his or her laughs ready to explode into a tirade of merriment.
The only problem I would say when I watched this movie in the cinema, was the fact that you sometimes couldn't hear what was being said onscreen due to the high volume of screeching and laughing that surrounded me. Which is a good result I guess.
Is it worth watching?
This film is certainly worth watching, especially if you have watched the first one. Even if you've not watched the first Hangover film, it's so easy to pick up exactly what’s going on that you can enjoy it without watching the previous.
As fantastic as The Hangover was, I enjoyed The Hangover Part 2 more. I think it was obscenely funny and had a far more idiotic factor, which is what we are all looking for! Right?
If you enjoy constant comedy and a film that makes you feel good, then I highly recommend watching The Hangover Part 2. This is a film that can be watched over and over again without getting bored. The fact this film is so funny really does make you fall in love with the characters and storyline.
I rate this film 10/10. Completely and utterly berserk. Go watch it! And if you don't really fancy watching it for the humour, watch it for the monkey. He's awesome.