I think it’s safe to say that The Hangover can be considered a new comedy classic. It’s got a great sense of pace, comedic set pieces, chemistry between the cast, and memorable moment after memorable moment. It’s pretty damn great, and many people seem to agree. I sadly didn’t get the chance to see it until it was at the dollar theater (2009, the year I was SUPER broke) so I didn’t get to join the talk until later.
Of course, with a film doing that big, Hollywood planned on…whatelse…a sequel….
I’ll be honest, I’m a bit hesitant on this. Was this screaming for a sequel? Not really. I was totally fine just ending it right were it was. I mean, what? The guys get hung over…again?? I feared that a sequel will just be the filmmakers doing the first movie again. The new teaser trailer did little to convince me otherwise…
Now, don’t me wrong, I do like that teaser. It’s got swagger. I mean, the critic blurbs in the beginning is pretty much swinging confidence. The choice of the Jay-Z song is perfect, and the reveal shot of the boys is great. I kinda wish this is all we see for the new film, just keep the rest of the flick in the dark until it comes out. It’s got the popularity to do so. Also…who doesn’t love a monkey?
But, right away I see some way too familar things. First off, the previously mentioned monkey? That means the boys are stuck with an animal again, probably not sure how they got it. Just like last time. Stu is disfigured again (thought the Tyson tattoo is a nice call back to the first flick so I’ll give them that.) and so far it seems like Doug’s missing…again.
But you know what, this is only a teaser trailer and I’m unfairly judging it on that alone. I’m also not going to lie, I’m watching this. I’m down. I like the cast, and the director, enough to see what they got up their sleeves. I just hope their not going to repeat themselves too much.