The wolfpack is back, but their shenanigans might be a little more deadly this time around...
The Hangover Part III director Todd Phillips shared some sneak peak pictures of the upcoming movie on Instagram, and one photo in particular has us a little worried. Check out the pics below:
While we love our first look at John Goodman in the movie (see #5), that last picture shows Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Justin Bartha standing in a cemetary, wearing their Sunday best. There could only be one explanation: they're attending a funeral.
Now, since this is an installment of The Hangover, many different and wacky scenarios could be the reason for this seemingly-out-of-place dramatic setting, and we're left to wonder: who dies? Could it actually be a member of the wolfpack, or someone else?
Take our poll below and let us know who you think bites the dust!
Who dies in 'The Hangover Part III'?
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When crafting a follow-up to the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time it’s understandable that one might be reticent to mess with a winning formula. But director Todd Phillips and writers Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong seem to have confused revisiting with recycling: The Hangover Part II so closely mirrors its blockbuster predecessor in every vital aspect that it can scarcely claim the right to call itself a sequel.
The only significant new wrinkle introduced in Part II is its setting: Bangkok Thailand a location that at least theoretically augurs well for a second helping of inspired lunacy. The story structure of the first film has been copied wholesale a game of Mad Libs played with its script. The action is again set around a bachelor party this time in honor of buttoned-down dentist Stu (Ed Helms). Again the boys (Stu Bradley Cooper’s boorish frat boy Phil and Zach Galifianakis’ moronic man-child Alan) awaken the next day in a hideously debauched hotel room with little memory of the previous night’s revelry. And again there is a missing companion: Teddy (Mason Lee son of Ang) the brother-in-law to be. (Poor Justin Bartha is once again relegated to the sidelines popping up now and then to push the plot forward via cell phone.)
The amnesiac/investigative angle of the first Hangover made for a refreshing twist on the contemporary men-behaving-badly comedy. Repeated here its effect is arguably the opposite: Too often the action feels rote and formulaic. Gone is any hint of surprise an aspect so crucial to good comedy and a huge part of the first film’s appeal. Key comic set pieces – a tussle with monks at a Buddhist temple a visit to a transsexual brothel a car chase involving a drug-dealing monkey – reveal themselves to be merely variations of memorable bits from the first film.
Tonally Part II is darker cruder and a bit nastier than its predecessor. Female characters never a priority in the first film are further marginalized in the sequel. (The only woman with significant dialogue a Bangkok prostitute also happens to have a penis. I’ll let you ponder the implications of that one.) The three leads Helms Cooper and Galifianakis still work well together and despite the inferior material enough of their chemistry remains to make the proceedings bearable – and occasionally funny. But their characters feel somehow degraded reduced to coarse caricatures of their former selves. Speaking of caricature Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) the fey faux-gangsta villain of the first film returns in an expanded capacity in the sequel his garbled hip-hop slang more gratuitous – and more grating – than before.
I can’t help but wonder what might have been if a planned cameo by Mel Gibson playing a tattoo artist hadn’t been scrapped reportedly due to objections by Galifianakis. Liam Neeson Gibson’s replacement apparently proved ineffectual in his first go-round and when he wasn't available for re-shoots his scene was eventually shot with Nick Cassavetes in the role. In its existing incarnation the scene is purely functional a chunk of forgettable exposition. The presence of Gibson an actor of not inconsiderable comic talent would have at least added an air of unpredictability something the scene – and indeed the movie – sorely lacks.
We've waited long enough and now, finally, we've got the first trailer for Warner Bros. highly anticipated The Hangover Part II !!!! The Wolfpack is back and getting into all kinds of trouble overseas in Todd Phillips' follow up to his 2009 smash hit, which reunites Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha from the first adventure in Las Vegas.
The action is set in Bangkok this time around as Stu gears up for his nuptial ceremony, but don't expect a white wedding in this laffer. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!