Saturday, July 23, 2011

“THE HANGOVER Part 2″ Movie Review. It’s MONKEY MAYHEM, this time around in BANGKOK.

MASON LEE, film director ANG LEE’s cute, ever-beaming Teenage Son does MORE than a CAMEO here.


This is one movie that will surely have you laughing-out-loud.

Or should I say, brawl.

Every which way, you will be put in a rib-tickling escapade that will blow your mind into hysterics.

Check it out.

“THE HANGOVER Part 2″ directed by TODD PHILLIPS should otherwise be retitled “WHEN A PACK OF CLOWNS SETS OUT TO DESTROY BANGKOK”.

It’s apt.

BRADLEY COOPER, ED HELMS and ZACH GALIFIANAKIS are superb comedians adept at playing egg heads,

or, if you rather, air heads waking up after an unexplained hangover, then going through the same comedic situations in the same precarious mold and pace, this time raising fire and brimstone in sinful BANGKOK.

They play guys in consternation, “monkeying” around in the infamous land of contrasts, for reasons just to lend dark humor to an otherwise muddled script made for laughs.

No emotions, just a mindless slapstick to put that smirk on your face.

Add on a real life chain smoking monkey, chum.

Make him the real star of the show.

Train this animal to smoke and peddle cocaine as an errand.

This time round, the actors are given raunchier lines, the plotline is more violent and offensive to every conceivable interest group, and liberally laced with profanity and male nudity (censored).

Whatever the case, suspend your mode of disbelief to enjoy this one-hell-of-a-movie without ado.

The Thais are sadly downtrodden to look subservient and undignified, to put it mildly.

Depravity is intimidating, but not when the HOLLYWOOD dollar is big and money brings beautiful smiles.

Here’s a very short synopsis that will set you off, without giving away too much of the story.

The action preambles when Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. However, the best of plans can go awry.

What made the original first movie so funny was that it was chaotic and not formulaic as so many comedies are.

The success therefore spawns this sequel or follow-up.

PART 2 focuses on the same 3 guys, the same scrapes, but less chaotic taking place in Thailand.

It’s hard to retain originality and jokes are getting to be stale and running out of steam.

There are allusions regarding the city’s child sex trade, the pervasive drug culture and international organized crimes exploiting the city’s poor.

Enough said, no spoilers here.

Go and see the show for the real glee.

Anyone can get a hangover if you have one too many.

Just don’t get hang for it.

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