Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Cinematheque Reviews:The Hangover Part II

Ya know, I don't rightly know why so many of my fellow critics have been dissing The Hangover Part II so much.  Yeah, it is far from great, but on the whole, it is actually a pretty funny movie.  Not quite up to the surprising good time I had watching the first one (though telling pretty much the exact same story) but still quite enjoyable.  Why all the hatred my critical brothers and sisters?  Why ya gotta hate?  Anyway, my review of said film is up and running over at The Cinematheque.  Perhaps I am a bit late getting to the table on this one (nearly two weeks after the movie opened!?) but I am here now so deal with it.


Dan O. said...

What’s missing is a huge part of what made the first film so good: the element of surprise and the actual joy of having all these crazy situations happen. This is a dark and morbid cash-in and nothing more, except with some chuckles. Good Review!

Kevyn Knox said...

That lack of surprise is the main problem with the film for sure.

I also was displeased with the ending. After everything that went down to have it all made better by a heartfelt speech was bit silly - especially considering Stu's father-in-law's love for his prodigy son and what happened to said prodigy.

Still found it quite humourous though even it was merely a cash-in. Now of course these guys probably still haven't learned their lesson and will once again invite Alan along for Part III.