“The Hangover 3″

May 25th, 2013 at 10:26 am by under A Look at the Movies

2 Stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rated R
1 hour 40 minutes

Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms

Let’s be honest with each other. The original “Hangover” was a low brow hell raiser but it was amusing. “Hangover 2″ was an unfunny carbon copy, and now “Hanger 3″ falls somewhere in between the first two films.

Zach Galifianakis is now the center of attention, not merely a comic intrusion. His handlers can’t decide If he needs another road trip or just needs to be locked away.

Director Todd Phillips’ biggest problem is doing something new without aggravating diehard “Hangover” fans who have certain expectations.

Chang’s back, twice as obnoxious and playing a much bigger role unfortunately, while Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper became less and less Important to the plot.

By this time even a welcome cameo by Melissa McCarthy feels like an act of desperation. The fun went out of “Hangover” within minutes after the first sequel began, and “Hangover 3″ does little to regain it’s old form.

“Hangover 3″ won’t fly at the box office after the first two weekends, simply because the picture just isn’t very funny.

With due respect to crazy man Zach Galifianakis, I’m giving “Hangover 3″ all of two stars.

Anyone whose not a diehard “Hangover” fan should instead consider just sleeping it off and saving your money.

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