The words that are spoken in The Hangover Part 2,is more than once and do more than sum up the premise. It is not original as part one but it has shine to move up. These parts don’t match to the original. It’s funny and unfortunately a word can describe whole the film.
Stu (Ed Helms) who is a dentist moved on from Las Vegas hooker Jade and started living with the lovely (and certainly more normal) Lauren (Jamie Chung).Laure n is from Thailand and they agreed to weed each other in a private resort there. But her family totally and openly say that he don’t like Stu.
He then invited to his friends including Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Doug (Justin Bartha), and also pressurized to invite Alan (Zach Galifianakis) as well who is always unstable. He fears of the repetitive cases that occur in Vegas so he is against bachelors’ party. He agrees to one quick beer on the beach with his friends and Lauren’s younger brother, 16-year-old Teddy (Mason Lee) on the first night at the resort. Resenting his inclusion in the “wolf pack”, Ala is openly hostile to Teddy.
Phil, Alan and Stu wake up in a seedy hotel in Bangkok where they will not know how they reached in the next day. Having left the party before things went haywire; Doug is safe back at the resort where all spend the party. Teddy is still missing and also injured. And with a lot of danger and risk the backtracking detective work begins again in a new place.
Real problem with the film is not that there is repetitive The Hangover‘s premise. Every story with various parts does this but in this case it’s really the only way the story could happen. In this part most of the activities are from the original movie. The film can be describe as simply photocopied from the original movie by the creative team of director Todd Phillips who were in high ranking with the success of the first film.
Compared to the cute baby in the first movie, here is an adorable monkey. Villain in first part was Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) who returns in this new part has drug runners and a shady fellow played by Paul Giamatti. And Stu is still involved in prostitutes. Both the movie has same resolution.
The effect of all this cribbing is a continuous feeling of déjà vu that dampens the humor. We are also well known with moments that happened in the first movie, which cause us to find out how much we enjoyed those moments more when everything was a surprise.
This approach is not well serving to the actors. Cooper appears barely but Helms does very well as the central character of this story. Galifianakis has morphed Alan from childlike eccentric into something much more dangerous, bordering on unlikeable.