Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Hangover Part III

The Wolf Pack is back, and for the last time as 'The Hangover' trilogy comes to a close.  Those who are familiar with the first two should know what to expect.  The third and final chapter doesn't stray too far from the formula that's worked for me so well.  And that's ok.  In fact it's good.  For me, this franchise has always been about the surprisingly amazing chemistry between this unlikely group of actors, particularly between pretty boy Bradley Cooper and goofball Zach Galifianakis.  Of course, this time you should expect a lot of Ken Jeong's Mr. Chow.  He's the central character here.  So depending on your opinion of him (and I know there's a wide range there) you may love or hate this film.  And also take note, this is the least funny of the three.  Nevertheless, I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish.  I love the chemistry.  I love the edge-of-your-seat danger that's pervasive in all three.  And I love the addition of John Goodman here.  (He just makes every film better.) 
Bottom line:  Don't believe all the haters on Rotten Tomatoes.  This is a fitting send off to a really fun series.  Fans will enjoy it, but probably not as much as the first two.  Personally, I already miss the Wolf Pack and I'm sad to say goodbye.  Bye Phil!
Grade: A-

1 comment:

  1. Mr Chow is definitely my least favorite. I'm pretty sure I could just watch Alan & Phil interact for 2 straight hours in completely benign normal ways. As I've been watching 2 on repeat on Cinemax the last few weeks, I've really picked up on the genius of their subtle interactions. I don't know how much was scripted/improv, but dang is it funny. I can't wait to watch this one too.