Thursday, May 23, 2013

THE HANGOVER PART III (C-)


Bottom Line: Radically departing from the blacked-out, detective-like formula that made PART I a hilarious smash hit and PART II a déjà vu induced dud – this final page to the Wolf Pack Saga sidesteps wit, creativity and original sense of fun by delivering a virtually soulless final chapter.  A wee bit of hilarity ensues throughout – but not as often as you’d expect, and not as often as you’d probably like…  The unjust focus here is mostly on action and doing little in the way of pleasing fans as the fresh bloom of pure comedy has faded from this once schizophrenically vibrant, cinematic flower.   It’s an underachieving, underdeveloped and underwhelming send-off.  A little darker than two, not nearly as funny as one – it’s high time we all popped some Advil® in the hopes these last couple of HANGOVERS might just go away…
 
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Melissa McCarthy and John Goodman
Directed by: Todd Phillips (THE HANGOVER PART I & II, DUE DATE and OLD SCHOOL)
Rated: R
Running time: 100 minutes
Story: "The Hangover Part III" is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips' record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. (c) WB
 

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