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May 22nd, 2013 12:01 am MATTHEW SINGER | Movie Reviews & Stories

The Hangover Mad Libs

screen_hangover_3929SHEET STORM: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms prepare for assuredly wacky hijinks. - IMAGE: Warner Bros. Pictures
In the first Hangover sequel, writer-director Todd Phillips took the formula of his surprise mega-hit original, covered it in shit and pig’s blood, and came away with a mean, lazy, cash-grabbing rehash. As it turns out, those were Phillips’ good ideas. There is no actual hangover in the third and, we’re assured, final Hangover movie, but the effort is that of a bunch of guys who got dragged into work the morning after the office party, resulting in a tepid finale seemingly designed to bore the audience into never demanding another film. 

You know better, though. When the Wolfpack inevitably reunites, the script will be written in the way the last two movies seemingly have been: as a game of Mad Libs. So, we figured, why not just write your own? It couldn’t be much worse.

Critic’s Grade: D

SEE IT: The Hangover Part III is rated R. It opens Friday at Cedar Hills, Eastport, Clackamas, CineMagic, Living Room Theaters, Lloyd Center, Lloyd Mall, Division, St. Johns Twin, Evergreen Parkway, Tigard, Bridgeport, Movies on TV, Mill Plain, Cornelius, Oak Grove, Cinema 99, City Center, Hilltop, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Sandy.

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