‘The Hangover Part II’ Teaser Trailer Arrives; Met with Considerable Ridicule

Thursday, February 24, 2011
By Kevin Crossman

Of course we’re eagerly awaiting the sequel to 2009’s Earmuff Award winner, The Hangover. And we have no problems with the threadbare details of the plot that have been doled out to date. But, honestly, if Warner Brothers thinks this teaser trailer is going to get us excited for the film, they are sadly mistaken.

The Hangover Part II teaser trailer was released today, and it is no joke to call this a tease. With some clips running in front of a Jay-Z song, we get only the briefest of looks at the characters (Phil, Stu, Alan, and a monkey) and only two lines of dialogue. But we do get a bunch of critics quotes for the first Hangover movie — as if the monster box office and audience response from the first film needed stoking.

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover Part II

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover Part II

So, what do we know?

  • We know that the film looks great (credit to Hangover and I Love You, Man DP Lawrence Sher).
  • We know the animal sidekick is a monkey, not a tiger.
  • We see that there is no “2″ or “Dos” in the title.
  • We see that the abuse of Stu is a face tattoo instead of a broken tooth
  • We know that Zach Galifianakis is bald in the movie (actually, we knew that already)
  • And we see that, once again, Justin Bartha’s character is missing and presumably must be found.

And it’s the last point that is most disappointing. I was really looking forward to the sequel not being a retread of the original film, but this teaser only creates doubt. And, as a comedy, a joke or two might have helped.  But, I guess we’re talking about it, right?

Reviews on the internet have not been kind. What do you think of the teaser trailer?

The Hangover Part II (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

In theaters on May 26

Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin
Producers: Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg
Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, Scott Budnick, Chris Bender, J.C. Spink

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Justin Bartha, Paul Giamatti

In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy “The Hangover,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.

4 Responses to “‘The Hangover Part II’ Teaser Trailer Arrives; Met with Considerable Ridicule”

  1. Chris

    I am excited for this movie. This teaser did not excite me more or excite me less. It basically did nothing for me. But the most disappointing part is that, where’s Doug? I was looking forward to see more Justin Bartha in this one. If the story is “We gotta find Doug”, I will be pretty pissed off. Oh well, give us a real trailer!

  2. Rod

    That was…not good, like at all

  3. Tobias Sprenger

    I wonder if they were in such a rush for another hangover, that they had no time to think of a better story.. why not instead doing a sequel to Philiip’s other smash hit ‘Old School’, where they even had a good script for a long time.. i think this one way past overdue! also they should have put in the ‘Dan Band’ somehow in Hangover 2.. as always in Phillip’s movies.. I think there’s a streak breaking.. just like the streak of awesome movies?

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