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The Cinematic Katzenjammer: Jan 20: The Hangover Part II


Jan 20: The Hangover Part II

"Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry."

   A couple of years ago, I saw a movie called The Hangover. It was a great movie featuring three somewhat unknown actors who went on one hell of an adventure in a night in Vegas. It was not just hilarious, but original and very unexpected. Before the film even hit theaters, Warner Bros. green-lit a sequel. Not only does The Hangover Part II utterly and absolutely fail as a sequel, it fails as a film. Part II is exactly, and I mean exactly, the same movie as the first one. In the rehashing and recycling, I became very frustrated and I actually grew to hate the first Hangover as well. One film, to have the power to ruin itself and another film, is quite atrocious, and in the end, laughable. The fact that Warner Bros. had the balls to literally "re-release" the same movie they did two years ago, albeit a change in location, is disgusting, yet you almost want to give them a pat on the back for getting away with it. The film did not just succeed at the box office, it surpassed the first film's gross and became the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time. So with that, I politely tell you to f**k off, Warner Bros. as you manipulated the entire world. But hey, good for you right? WRONG. There may be millions of people out there who do not know any better and sure, you can take advantage of them. But there is only so much you can get away with. Movie viewers are getting smarter each and every day. With every new film we absorb into our consciousness, we grow wiser and become harder to impress. We catch on to cliches and rip-offs and we see that some things aren't as shiny gold as you would like them to be. We can sense when something is rushed, and when no care is given to the film's script or production value. And with The Hangover Part II, you may have made a ton of money, but we have all now seen what you tried to do. And if you think you can even ATTEMPT to make The Hangover Part III anywhere near the same as the first two, you will see it in the box office numbers and reviews. Go on, I dare you to try and rehash and feed us the same shit again. You guys will be the ones waking up in the middle of nowhere, hungover from excessive alcohol and drug use. But this isn't a movie and simply emptying your pockets won't give you the clues needed to figure out what happened. 

I will not be rating this film. I saw it when it was just called The Hangover.  

   Oh, and P.S. Will all of you studios stop casting Ken Jeong as the racist stereotyped "over-Asian". In fact, don't cast him at all. 

He's not f**king funny. At all. Not one bit. Stop it.  

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