Film review: The Hangover Part III
There’s something fundamentally wrong with a film when we root for some of the main characters getting killed or seriously injured (unless it’s Jackass, in which case we may get some satisfaction from seeing them maimed time and time again). In the case of The Hangover Part III, there are two individuals in particular that inspire feelings of sadism in the viewer, and it is truly unfortunate as much harm doesn’t come to them as we may hope.
The 2009 buddy movie The Hangover set a bar neither of its sequels could live up to. On the contrary, The Hangover Part II, set mostly in the seedy underworld of Bangkok at night, was a travesty at times so lewd and ludicrous it was clearly aiming to shock rather than entertain.
If we can permit ourselves to hope, and going by a drawn-out scene at the end of the film in which we are led to believe the 42-year-old child has become a 42-year-old man, this will be the final chapter in a trilogy that has had a constant hangover since its infancy.
Read the full review at The Prague Post.
(Still of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong and Ed Helms in The Hangover Part III. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon – © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND LEGENDARY PICTURES via imdb.com)