Wednesday, November 24, 2010

For those who care: The Hangover 2 gets first image, synopsis.

In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy The Hangover, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.

On the plus side, the above synopsis is not what you'd call spoiler-heavy. On the other hand, it does appear that this sequel feels like a globe-trotting remake of the first film. I adored the first picture, finding it to be a sharply written mystery with humor that flowed organically from the twisty narrative. But I'm not sure the world needs a Hangover II. Regardless, expect a record opening weekend for a comedy when the film debuts on November 26th, 2011.

Scott Mendelson


Anonymous said...

I suspect this will make Weekend at Bernie's 2 look like Citizen Kane.


Anonymous said...

I agree, i felt a sequel was the wrong move here.

Better idea? Do a different movie with Todd Phillips directing and Zack Galifinakis, Ed Helms, and Bradley Cooper starring.


Anonymous said...

Also, this looks to be a lame-duck sequel in the vein of "Meet the Fockers"


Scott Mendelson said...

Agreed. Remember after the first season of 24, when Fox wasn't sure in what format the show would progress? One of the ideas was to indeed treat the cast like a band of theater 'players', all telling a completely different real-time story every year. Regardless of how well the Jack Bauer saga more-or-less turned out, I'd love to see a cast try just doing a whole different story.


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