The Hangover Part III (2013) Review
There is in total 3 or 4 scenes in this entire film that are funny, which account for 5 minutes of 100 minute comedy. The film just isn’t that funny and it’s becoming a terrible trend with Hollywood comedies let alone bad sequels. It’s like they gather in a room and agree to just one good comedy film a year and 30 terrible ones. Back to this film, I just can’t be bothered anymore and it’s shocking how unfunny this series has become. I’d have preferred another ‘Hangover’ film not whatever this film was about, some crazy comedy thriller with as little to do with the title as it does with the comedy genre. The cast felt like they were just there because they got paid to and when it’s a comedy film it’s so easy to tell that’s what happened. The dialogue was awful! Okay let’s continue with the review.
“I’ve fed them nothing but cocaine…and chicken.”
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.
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Story: 50% Acting: 40% Characters: 55% Dialogue: 25%
Comedy: 40% Style/Sound: 65% Visuals: 60%
The story is about something but it doesn’t really make a great deal of sense so I don’t care. Some stupid excuse to get the wolfpack back to Vegas which in itself took half the film before they even get there! The acting was weak but more lazy than untalented because we KNOW they can act and we KNOW they can be funny. Am just bored talking about this film, the characters are just so plain and boring. The dialogue was terrible, not funny, not clever, not interesting, and just plain boring. Easily the worst part of the film was the terrible dialogue.
The visuals are alright but nothing special and the visuals used on some prophetics and CGI is sloppy and lazy. The music was good and fitted with the scenes but again nothing special or that noticeable and I have no idea what the style of this film was because it just kept jumping to one stupid scene to another trying to shock the audience with gross out scenes or trying to be sentimental with the film series and it just never worked.
What I am going to do now is talk about the funny scenes, mainly because there’s not much else to say and these are the only scenes that made me laugh. The giraffes head coming off well I just didn’t expect to actually see it but it was pretty funny because I totally didn’t expect the head to crash into a family’s car. Chows apartment in Mexico with the chickens attacking the group was funny with Chow trying to shoot them of the guys, but the best part was the line about why the chickens where so angry being my quote at the start where Chow had been feeding them nothing but Cocaine and Chicken. The scene when Chow and Stu break into that house and Chow says he needs to cut the dark grey wire and it turns out he’s colour blind, did make me laugh quite a bit. The last funny scene would be Alan jumping down of the roof of Caesars Palace.
The best reviews I found would be these “Be grateful this is the final chapter – it couldn’t get much worse anyway.” Ali Gray. “Hangover III” is likable enough, even as it collapses in a heap.” John Anderson. “Straight-faced and frantic, like a grim, south-of-the-border thriller by Oliver Stone … this sequel is about as funny as Tabasco sauce on a paper cut.” Glenn Lovell. “I would rather just see more hangover mysteries. It’s an inherently funny setup with limitless (see what I did there?) permutations to explore. And mark my words, they still will.” Fred Topel. “A prime example of what is colloquially referred to in movie-speak as a “cash grab”…a lame, limp, lazy, lifeless reheating of a formula that got tired the second time around.” Jim Schembri.
My favourite scene would have to be the house break in, it had the most laughs and genuinely was pretty funny compared the rest of the films boring content. I felt throughout the film that the line someone needs to burn this place to the ground would have made a far better film.