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The Hangover III

Year : 2013 Director : Todd Phillips Running Time : 100 Genre :
Movie review score
3/5

What’s it about?
This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. In fact no one gets a hangover till midway through the credits. What could go wrong?

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: On the plus side, the third Hangover movie doesn’t copy the same formula of the first two. On the negative side, it isn’t overly funny. The first worked because it was original, intelligent and had us guessing. The second failed because they tried to just change the setting. The third, while an improvement on the sequel, changes the story but not in a way that has you wondering what is going on or what will happen. It’s not a bad plot per se but really it’s just a vehicle for Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong to make their characters even larger than previous incarnations.

Entertaining enough for Hangover fans but it all pales when compared to the wit of the original. And despite the promises of the marketing, it doesn’t really look like this will be the final instalment.

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One Response so far.

  1. Elodie Boal says:

    Not sure if I was watching this film or actually suffering from a hangover throughout it. The movie exploited the hilarity of the characters Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Chow (Ken Jeong), making them become try hard’s rather than comic geniuses. The only thing that got me howling was the good looks of Bradley Cooper. However, I am hopeful this does mark the last full moon for the wolf pack.

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