I really wanted to like The Hangover 2, but I didn't. I didn't hate it, it just didn't wow me like TheHangover did. The cast is pretty much the same. The plot is pretty much the same. But it's lacking something the original had...heart.
Director/Producer Todd Phillips has created a mean-spirited tale that takes place in Thailand. Stu, (Ed Helms) the dentist, is getting married, and his bride's family has requested the ceremony take place in their Asian homeland. So the guys pack up, head east, and prepare to party.
Phil, (Bradley Cooper), convinces Stu to have a beer on the beach with Doug, Alan and Teddy, the sixteen year old brother of Stu's bride-to-be. Of course, one beer is the catalyst to yet another drug and alcohol induced adventure.
The "Wolf Pack" wake up in a Bangkok dive, hungover, and missing Teddy. So of course the guys try to piece together what happened the night before, trace their steps and go in search of the missing teen. Sound familiar?
The one good part of this formula that carried over from the first movie is the performance of Zach Galifianakis (Alan). The guy is hilarious. Other than that, the film falls flat. It's hard for me to find humor in a severed finger, or a cigarette-smoking monkey that specializes in the skill that made Linda Lovelace famous.
The film also offers up a few bizarre surprises that include Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) involved in an international police plot. And a strip club that features what I'll politely call, real "pole"dancers.
There's no question that this movie's going to be a blockbuster. But if you're really looking for laughs, check out Bridesmaids. It's a much funnier film.
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:23:02 GMT
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:33:16 GMT
Two Ohio lawmakers want to make some changes to license plate requirements in the state, and it's all in an effort to save money. State representatives Terry Johnson and Stephen Slesnick want vehiclesFull Story >
Two Ohio lawmakers want to make some changes to license plate requirements in the state, and it's all in an effort to save money.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
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