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The Hangover III (2013) – Wrong Title?

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Category: Comedy
Actors: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy
Duration: 99 min
Rated: R

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Dude where’s my car (2000), The Hangover (2009), The Hangover II (2011)

The story in one sentence: The wolf pack is in trouble again: Doug gets kidnapped, and the only way to save him is to track down Mr. Chow, who has stolen the gold of a gangster boss.

Storyline: Alan (Zach Galifianakis) is losing control – Surprise – he is 42 years old and still acting like a spoiled little rich boy, but this time his family and friends won’t tolerate his crazy escapades any more. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) decide to take him into rehab, but on their way they get stopped by a gangster boss named Marshall (John Goodman). He takes Doug as a hostage and the only way to free him is to find out where Chow (Ken Jeong) – who recently broke out of prison – is hiding. He stole 21 million $ worth of gold from Marshall and he wants it back.

My review: Well, we all know what to expect when watching a Hangover – movie: crude jokes that usually go below the waste line, outrageous characters and a crazy storyline without any depth. Given that this is part 3 I expected the craziest ride, but that wasn’t that case. There were no jokes, no crazy incidents and the only new character was Melissa McCarthy who had a 5-minutes appearance. Zach Galifianakis was the only character that reminded you that you were watching The Hanover III because his role hasn’t changed at all. Maybe Todd Phillips wanted to direct a more serious ending for the triology. But why change the style now after people got used to the crude sense of humour and probably went to see the movie because of that? Fact is you could have used completely different actors, gave them different names, changed the name of the movie, and it would have been a fun action comedy. I mean, they weren’t even hung over. I would have probably switched up the story when they tried to drug Chow; that could have been a moment where they could have accidentally drugged themselves and woke up in yet another crazy situation. Then it would have been a Hangover– movie.
None the less I thought it went by fast and it wasn’t a bad movie at all, it just couldn’t compete with the previous parts.
The Hangover III is the final chapter of The Hangover– Saga, which is not as funny and outrageous as part 1 and 2 but still watchable.

My Rating:
The Hanover: 7/10
The Hangover II: 6.5/10
The Hangover III: 6/10

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