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