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RE: RE: - 2/6/2011 3:57:56 PM   
Wild about Wilder


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YUP THAT'S RIGHT MATE & THE 10.6 MILLION IT TOOK AT THE UK BOX-OFFICE!

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- 2/6/2011 4:49:16 PM   
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Wow! That was bad. Please let there be no Hangover 3.

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- 2/6/2011 8:52:41 PM   
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ummm, well it wasnt as bad as you made it out to be. it has to be said that the hangover one was so successful because of the clever structure and innovative events. The hangover had both of these and just as many laughs. It laced any innovative plot by simply copying and pasting it from the first. However, once you accept that and just sit back and enjoy the film, it acctually becomes a very good, and though the structure had'nt changed it out did number one in terms of all the minor events that come together at the end.

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- 2/6/2011 10:58:28 PM   
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The Hangover Part II
Part sequel part remake, wich for some can be the downside of it all. Myself I try to look at it from the other side: why fix something that isn`t broke?" It worked in the original so move that story to the other side of the world, make it even more over the top than you did with the first one and once again you got yourself a comedy blockbuster.
The result is once again a really funny but at the same time a way too over the top comedy. I did find the Zach Galifianakis character to be irritating too oten.
The originality of the first part is obviously gone but nonetheless the result is an excellent comedy that without a doubt will give you and your friend a great evening.

7,5/10

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- 3/6/2011 11:05:35 AM   
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REALLY not as bad as people seem to think. Yes, it was a relative retread, and it would have been nice to see more of Justin Bartha, but all in all it was funny, gave the audience exactly what they wanted and was just different enough to not be grating. Yes, it had a very similar structure, but surely that's true of most films full stop.

So yeah, these harsh reviews are WRONG. it isn't a matter of opinion, it's fact. There is nothing BAD about The Hangover: part 2, just a little bit of repetition.

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RE: - 3/6/2011 11:11:58 AM   
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Having read a lot of the negative press, I went into Hangover 2 expecting fuck all. I'd deliberately stayed away from trailers etc, as the first was ruined by revealing too much during the marketing. But with advance reviews noting this was essentially a play for play remake of the original I was fully expecting to never really break a smile.

Whilst the film isnt without considerable flaws, it never really felt like the bag o'shite people seemed to be suggesting. Some possible spoilers, nowt major, will follow.

Yes, the whole premise is pretty much the same and the gags follow the same kind of set up as in the first, there is still plenty to enjoy (mostly coming from Ed Helms' Stu this time, rather than Galifinakis' oddball Alan in the original). Some of the gags really work and managed to get some real laughs....for some reason Alan using the anchor on land creased me up. Go figure. Other gags fall a bit flat, substituting the tiger with a monkey feels lazy and Chow gets annoying fast. But there are more hits than misses.

One big issue I had with this was an opportunity to change up the dynamic of the friends by including Doug in the blurry eyed hunt round Bangok, but nope. They keep the three core friends but include Chow, I would've really preferred Doug to be involved this time as it would've made a marked difference to the original. Another complaint would be the character of Alan, in the first he's a wierdly loveable odd ball, here he is boderline psycho. His actions during early scenes really put me off him, and although he begins to revert to the Alan of the original movie, it's hard to shake his dickishness from the first act.

Cooper is still decent as Phil, but for my money, the star of this show is Ed Helms. He gets most of the best gags and plays it perfectly. I'll now definately be checking out Cedar Rapids when it gets a home release.

If you didnt enjoy the first, this wont win you over, if you did then you'll likely get a good few laughs here and there. If Hangover 3 does happen (and given the fact Part 2 is already over $200 million worldwide, it's sure to) they really need to think about changing the formula. Part 2 isn't perfect, but it isn't the train wreck some would have you beleive.

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Argh! What to do!? - 3/6/2011 12:02:23 PM   
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Mixed reviews on her but most people saying its only ok. Empire say its shit! My sister saw it in islington last night and said the whole cinema was in flood of tears cause it was so funny, my work colleague has just said the same! I guess I could just make up my own mind and go and see it. Recon ill wait for Blu Ray ;-)

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RE: Argh! What to do!? - 5/6/2011 11:19:34 AM   
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Holler! City of Squalor!!

I demand a Chow origin film.

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RE: - 5/6/2011 11:25:33 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: clarkkent
So yeah, these harsh reviews are WRONG. it isn't a matter of opinion, it's fact. There is nothing BAD about The Hangover: part 2, just a little bit of repetition.


It was a lot of repetition, and that is bad. There were several times when I could predict exactly what was going to happen next, because it followed the first one so closely so I wouldn't be so quick to categorically state that the harsh reviews are wrong, because many agree with them. I would go so far as to say if it wasn't for Ed Helms this film would be dire.

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RE: RE: - 5/6/2011 1:20:01 PM   
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From reading the comments of people on here and people who have watched it, quite a few people think it is bad so it is a matter of opinion.

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RE: RE: - 5/6/2011 1:40:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wild about Wilder

YUP THAT'S RIGHT MATE & THE 10.6 MILLION IT TOOK AT THE UK BOX-OFFICE!


I know. When I'm defending the quality of Revenge of the Fallen I always mention the BO performance.


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RE: RE: - 7/6/2011 12:50:59 AM   
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I have seen worse comedy films; Chuck and Larry, Pink Panther remake, nearly all Adam Sandler films, the list goes on but The Hang-over part 2 is close to awful. Aside from a cheeky smoking monkey and a few scenes at the start that raise a laugh or two, this just isnt very funny. in fact its quite obnoxious.
It is, at its essence, just a re-hash of the first one but with a loss of suspense and sophistication. O.k so theres not much to write home about a group of lads out on a stag night unless its memorable anyway, although this is not as mysoginistic as some have said...i mean what do you expect really with all the testosterone flying around.
Zach Galifianakis is with out doubt the best natural comedian and he gets the best ;one-liners', Bradley Cooper is linear but crucial to the narrative but Ed Helmes is excruciatingly awful and annoying. There seemed to be loads of shouting and screaming, alot of it unneccessary, and the amount of times you hear someone shout 'what the fu*k' you may wnat to shout the same back and then tear your hair out.
I am off now to re-watch the first one and see if it is actually as decent as i once thought after seeing its poor attempt at a sequel

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RE: RE: - 8/6/2011 10:35:56 PM   
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quote:

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One big issue I had with this was an opportunity to change up the dynamic of the friends by including Doug in the blurry eyed hunt round Bangok, but nope. They keep the three core friends but include Chow, I would've really preferred Doug to be involved this time as it would've made a marked difference to the original. Another complaint would be the character of Alan, in the first he's a wierdly loveable odd ball, here he is boderline psycho. His actions during early scenes really put me off him, and although he begins to revert to the Alan of the original movie, it's hard to shake his dickishness from the first act.



I'm not going to say too much on the film because I thought it was pretty poor, and I was a huge fan of the first, but everything I've quoted there I totally agree with.   Leaving Doug at the poolside and at the other end of the phone seemed like a massive waste and completely pointless.   Also Alan was brilliant in the first film,  a slightly simple guy with weird but funny tendencies.  He came across as completely obnoxious for the first half of this film before mellowing back to his original self.   But conversely, Phil, in the first film was bit of a dick really, whereas in this film they've taken any edge away from him and left him acting as though he might actually just be Bradley Cooper.

Real shame.




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RE: RE: - 9/6/2011 12:57:02 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wild about Wilder

YUP THAT'S RIGHT MATE & THE 10.6 MILLION IT TOOK AT THE UK BOX-OFFICE!


I'm very pleased for you. The thing still fucking sucks, though.

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RE: RE: - 9/6/2011 9:43:17 AM   
Wild about Wilder


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Compared 2 some of the shit hitting the screens these days like the Vince Vaughn/Kevin James comedy vehicle Directed by Ron Howard it's a work of freaking genius also sorry too Deviation about earlier post got a bit too sensetive about it. (I didn't think Transformers2 was that bad just could've done without the Twins.)
I just think everyone seems too be jumping on the critics bandwagon & going out of their way too slag this film off.

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Thats better - 9/6/2011 8:39:54 PM   
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Ignore the poor reviews, this was a cracking film with plenty of laughs. Unfortunately it seems its been watched by too many people who take life far too seriously and feel compelled to pan it.

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It's a three point 5. - 10/6/2011 6:13:23 PM   
Frankie Parry

 

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There was always going to be huge doubt as to whether the sequel could equal the amazing reception on the first film, and the truth was, no it didn't because the idea was far too original, but it didn't fail to deliver!
I don't just love it because I got to watch a sweaty Bradley Cooper walking around in his aviators...although it did add to the attraction of the film, but the jokes were still insanely funny and in fact I thought it was even crazier than the first! The film offers the characters more in their background e.g Galifianakas' lovable Alan, but they are still the great team we have grown to love.

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It's a three point 5. - 10/6/2011 6:13:26 PM   
Frankie Parry

 

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There was always going to be huge doubt as to whether the sequel could equal the amazing reception on the first film, and the truth was, no it didn't because the idea was far too original, but it didn't fail to deliver!
I don't just love it because I got to watch a sweaty Bradley Cooper walking around in his aviators...although it did add to the attraction of the film, but the jokes were still insanely funny and in fact I thought it was even crazier than the first! The film offers the characters more in their background e.g Galifianakas' lovable Alan, but they are still the great team we have grown to love.

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VERY AVERAGE.... - 11/6/2011 4:46:57 PM   
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....AND STRANGELY BORING AT TIMES....

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Disagree - 16/6/2011 5:08:11 PM   
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Never in my life have I disagreed with Empire so much. Yes the plot is the same and yes they stick to the same formula, but hey, if it aint broke dont fix it! I thought this movie was just as good as the first and had me in stitches many times. If you want a childish, immature laugh and you enjoyed the first then you wont be disapointed. I think this is one of those films that will get better th emore times you see it. Bring on the dvd to relive th magic! The lift scene with Mr Chow still cracks me up at work a week later!

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- 19/6/2011 10:12:11 AM   
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I've read the large majority of these comments and all I can say is everyone needs to stop jumping on the bandwagon and sounding stupid, snobby and trying to have "proper film critic" views as this film made me laugh uncountable times and I think everyone just needs to be honest and admit this is a very funny film!

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- 19/6/2011 10:12:15 AM   
mollymoosh

 

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I've read the large majority of these comments and all I can say is everyone needs to stop jumping on the bandwagon and sounding stupid, snobby and trying to have "proper film critic" views as this film made me laugh uncountable times and I think everyone just needs to be honest and admit this is a very funny film!

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Didn't even watch it - 19/6/2011 3:20:45 PM   
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and I'm gonna give it one star for being shit! hehehe - I'm childish and immature and funny! lol!

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RE: Didn't even watch it - 22/6/2011 10:06:39 PM   
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I preferred it to the original, ok so Ive only seen the original once and EVERYONE says it gets funnier the more you watch it, but they also say its true of the sequel so there you go. Glad Ive not heard too much from the animal rights people, thought theyd be on to this in a shot. Yes there are similarities but thats true of (nearly) all sequels and enough was changed to still make it funny, agree though if there is to be a 3rd they may have to up the ante a bit, a chow spin off would work

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Missing the point... - 25/7/2011 3:53:19 AM   
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As far as I'm concerned, in order to be successful, a comedy has to do one thing: MAKE ME LAUGH! Many people are bitching about this movie having the same plot as the first and condemning it (half of them haven't even seen it). Maybe they have a point but given the choice between this movie and a wonderfully scripted, Christopher Nolan style "comedy" without any laughs in it, I will watch this hilarious movie every time.

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RE: Missing the point... - 25/7/2011 3:55:11 AM   
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PS. Christopher Nolan is awesome, I'm just not sure I would enjoy a comedy from him.

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The Hangover Part II: Review - 8/8/2011 2:44:23 AM   
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The Hangover: Part 2 is a very good film. It is a really funny film with more crazier things done in this then in the last one. The Story was a good one. My only problem with the film is some of the things in the story you can say they took it from the first one. Even though the critics are saying this is terrible to be honest i dont care what they say because i enjoyed this film alot. This is probably the funniest film ive seen in a while. I would recommend to go see this film.

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RE: The Hangover Part II: Review - 1/12/2011 1:55:28 AM   
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I never really bought into the first one the way so many other people seemed to, I enjoyed it, it was an amusing, entertaining popcorn movie but it was not generation-defining for me as a comedy movie, which was what I expected given the hype and the reviews that followed it's release.

It's pretty much the same for the sequel for me, it has it's moments - "Hi I'm Alan and I have some interesting facts about Thighland." - but it doesn't split my sides and I can see this franchise falling down very quickly if they continue to just churn out the sequels in the chase for the quick dollar.

The whole Mike Tyson bit at the end seemed a bit beyond the ridiculous as well. I hear no.3 is already in the works, I doubt I'll be in the queues for the first tickets.

3/5


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RE: The Hangover Part II: Review - 2/12/2011 2:11:22 PM   
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I did enjoy the first but this was just rehashing and didnt keep me interested.

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RE: The Hangover Part II: Review - 6/12/2011 10:15:06 PM   
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The Hangover Part III Could Start Shooting Next Year :/

www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2011/12/the-hangover-part-iii-could-start-shooting-this-ye.htmal

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