The Hangover Part III – A bit of a letdown

The Hangover Part IIIThe hangover Part III by Todd Phillips on Blu-ray
My rating: 6 out of 10 stars

In the aftermath of the death of Alan’s father, the wolfpack decide to take Alan to get treated for his mental issues. But things start to go wrong on the way to the hospital as the wolfpack is assaulted and Doug is kidnapped. Now they must find Mr. Chow again in order to surrender him to the gangster who kidnapped Doug in order to save him.

I suspect that there was a desire to avoid making a movie that was just a repetition of the two first Hangover movies. Unfortunately what we ended up with is rather mediocre and not at all as hilarious as the previous two movies.

First of all, there is really no hangover involved. This means that the entire let-us-discover-what-insane-things-we-did part is gone. Instead we are treated to a much more conventional comedy story. As I story I guess you could say that it holds together much more than the one in the previous movies but that also takes away a lot of the fun-factor.

Alan is as frustratingly stupid as always. I never really thought this guy was that funny but more served as a vehicle to put the rest of them into silly situations. Mr Chow is the same lying and cheating bastard as before. Actually I think this guy is quite annoying as well and the dog chow eating scenes is just silly and disgusting. The movie as a whole is a decent enough comedy but where the previous ones where really sticking out above the sea of “mediocreness” this one is content to float on the surface. It is just another comedy in the crowd.

Actually the only two really hilarious parts where the first ones with the giraffe, although they were a bit cruel to the poor giraffe, and the last ones in the middle of the aftertexts.

An enjoyable movie but only just.

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