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#1 Sep 29 2013 at 3:32 PM Rating: Good
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Shouldn't come as a surprise that The Hangover Trilogy holds a special place in my heart.

Not going to give some lengthy review on the movie(s), but I will say that the third installment disappointed me slightly. The characters are there, and they're even better than in the previous two movies, but the plot is completely different. Instead of the usual backwards storytelling, this one plays out like any other action comedy. And it's also much darker and more serious than the previous movies (three people actually get killed in this one). Most importantly, though, there's no hangover sequence in it. None. The characters do not lose consciousness, and there's no trying to sort out the events of the night before, although the deadline is still present, and Doug still gets to be the one left out of the Wolfpack.

I enjoyed the movie for what it was, and the final scene with the flashback sequence brought a manly tear to my eye (see below), because it's been a good four years, and I really liked where they took the Alan character (Zach Galifianakis is a great actor). In order to justify the movie's title and part in the trilogy, the director threw in a hangover moment mid-credits, so do watch the credits if you haven't. Worst part about that scene, though, is that I really, really, REALLY want there to be a Part IV now.

Dammit.

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#2 Sep 29 2013 at 5:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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With no sarcasm or snark, let me express my surprise that there is a Hangover Part III and that it is released and being seen by people. I've seen no ads or promotional material for it at all.
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#3 Sep 29 2013 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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It was in the theaters over the summer, so I'm not terribly surprised that there isn't much promotional material right now. I saw it when it hit my favorite torrent site. Let's just say that I'm glad that I didn't spend any money on it. I think I may have laughed once during the mid credits scene, but that was it.

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#4 Sep 30 2013 at 7:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well yeah, my point was that I never heard anything about it. Over the summer or otherwise. Completely under my radar.
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#5 Sep 30 2013 at 7:42 AM Rating: Good
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Didn't it come out the same week as Pacific Rim?

Edit: Scratch that, it can out two months earlier than Pacific Rim. I remember it coming out the same week as a highly anticipated release though.

Edit #2: It had to complete with Iron Man 3, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and Fast/Furious 6.

Edited, Sep 30th 2013 9:46am by Shaowstrike
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#6 Sep 30 2013 at 8:12 AM Rating: Good
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The first movie was okay, but it didn't have any sequel potential.
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#7 Oct 01 2013 at 4:06 AM Rating: Default
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I totally forgot about the release of this movie...
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#8 Oct 01 2013 at 2:18 PM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Didn't it come out the same week as Pacific Rim?


Had high hopes for Pacific Rim, but 10 minutes in and I thought it was a film adaptation of a manga or something. The entire thing gave off a very anime vibe, and I would not have guessed that it was a Del Toro film if I hadn't watched the credits. So very unlike Del Toro's previous stuff.

Special effects were cool, though, so it kinda made up for me having to uncurl my toes every other scene.
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#9 Oct 01 2013 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Didn't it come out the same week as Pacific Rim?


Had high hopes for Pacific Rim, but 10 minutes in and I thought it was a film adaptation of a manga or something. The entire thing gave off a very anime vibe, and I would not have guessed that it was a Del Toro film if I hadn't watched the credits. So very unlike Del Toro's previous stuff.

Special effects were cool, though, so it kinda made up for me having to uncurl my toes every other scene.
It was a love letter to kaiju movies. And I thought that was pretty awesome.
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#10 Oct 01 2013 at 11:57 PM Rating: Good
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Hangover I: pretty funny, but not close to the level of contemporary comedies like 40-year-old Virgin or Anchorman or even Knocked Up or Step Brothers.

Skipped the second one.

Saw the third one against my will. Really pretty horrible. Was in some way like a Transformers movie, but less funny.
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#11 Oct 02 2013 at 6:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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Mazra wrote:
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Didn't it come out the same week as Pacific Rim?


Had high hopes for Pacific Rim, but 10 minutes in and I thought it was a film adaptation of a manga or something. The entire thing gave off a very anime vibe, and I would not have guessed that it was a Del Toro film if I hadn't watched the credits. So very unlike Del Toro's previous stuff.

Special effects were cool, though, so it kinda made up for me having to uncurl my toes every other scene.


That's what I thought too. Many things reminded me of Neon Genesis, Code Geass and such. And that was pretty awesome! For me, that is.


I liked the first Hangover but did not see the sequels. Before this thread I didn't even know there was a third. Just like with Anchorman, I don't feel it's the type of movie that warrants a second (or third) part. The story was wrapped up and that should have been it. But Hollywood...Smiley: mad
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