Rated R (for reasons that would take up the entire post)
My Summary: In the sequel, the wolf packs reunites in Thailand for Stu’s wedding. With the memory of the horrific events that happened in Vegas, still freshly embedded in their post-roofied minds, Stu wants nothing to do with alcohol. Or anything that can be slipped in alcohol. All he asks of his friends is to have a simple brunch... Well, you know Phil ain’t going for that!!
With the beautiful setting of the captivating and tranquil gulf of Thailand in front of them, the boys persuade Stu to have one beer with them along side a late night bonfire and invite Stu’s fiancees' younger brother, Teddy, who’s only 16 years old. Mind you the kid is a prodigy, and a pre-med student.
Disclaimer: Bradley Cooper is hot!! Zach Galifianakis is freaking hilarious, and Ken Jeong is awesome!!
My Review: Being a huge fan of the first film, I had HIGH expectations of the sequel. I mean come on! For those of us that saw this uniquely, hilarious movie in the theatre the first time around; how shocked were you at some of their antics? Well, Todd Phillips, who not only directed (both) but co-wrote the second film, keeps to the winning formula: Drugs and alcohol, sex of some sort, Mike Tyson, and a wild animal.
Waking up in a dirty, hot and humid, trashed room, Stu, Phil and Alan kind of freak out because, as you would guess... they are hungover, and cannot remember how they got there. Even worse, there is a finger sitting in a cup, which has Teddy’s college ring on it, a monkey hanging from a pipe above, Alan has a shaved head, Stu has a tribal tattoo on his face, and there is a body part peeking through a mound of pillows. They are in Bangkok... “Holla, city of squalla!!”
Thankfully, Doug is safe and back at the resort.
However, their fears are confirmed as Doug tells them that Teddy is the one now missing.
And so the wolfpack is back and the quest to find Teddy begins, as they start the process of retracing the previous night’s event.
Let me tell you. I thought I couldn’t be shocked, any more than some of the photos that they rolled in the ending credits of Hangover 1. Well, let me forewarn you. That grotesque and wildly disgusting humor is back, a thousand times over. I need bleach to rid the images from my brain, it was that crazy!
All in all, I loved it and thought the second film did a great job of giving “hangover” fans exactly what they have been waiting for. It’s insane, it’s hilarious, and it’s wrong... So very wrong. But that’s what I love about these two films. So if you love the first film, you’ll LOVE the second one.
I highly recommend you catch this flick in theatres. Don’t wait for it on DVD, it’s worth your time and money!! And so I give it five stars, baby!
The Hangover 2 opens in theatres this thursday, May 26.
Cast and Credit:Directed by Todd Phillips
Ken Jeong-Mr. Chow