In the third installment of the Hangover Series, Director Todd Phillips proves Hangovers gets worst with age
By Christopher “Flood the Drummer”® Norris
In the third and hopefully truly the final of The Hangover series, Director Todd Phillips reached deep into the basket of desperation and retrieved a series of over-the-top jokes, puns and homoerotic anecdotes that made light of the murdering and drugging of animals, elderly abuse and sodomy. The movie opens with the irresponsible and off-putting Alan (Zach Galifianakis) drinking a beer while driving a sleek, new, Mercedes convertible coupe. Traveling on a busy highway with a trailer attached transporting a large giraffe, Alan drives through an underpass that’s not quite tall enough for clear passing; the giraffe is decapitated and thus the madness begins. There are a few other deaths in this movie, most notably the plot.
Dearly departed from the elements that made the franchise a success, this time there’s no wedding(s), no bachelor party and very little drinking. Instead, after staging an intervention, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) take a road trip to drop Alan (Zach Galifianakis) off at a rehab facility. Along the way they’re driven off the road, kidnapped and Doug is taken hostage by Marshall (John Goodman) – apparently Chow (Ken Jeong) has stolen $25 million worth of gold from him and “The Four Horsemen” is his only chance of locating him. Why? We’ll that’s the biggest twist; Alan, while Chow was in prison, wrote letters and developed a friendship with him. Marshall somehow retrieved the letters and has demanded they track him down or their friend Doug will be killed.
With a plot this random expect all the twist, turns, crash and burns; just don’t expect to hold your side in laughter… It’s really not that funny. It’s time to hang up The Hangover.
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