not for kids
Raunchy comedy sequel is cruder, less funny, than original.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, in attempting to surpass the original film, this R-rated comedy sequel is even cruder and more explicit than the first installment (i.e. full-frontal shots of pre-operative transgender characters). This time around, the three main characters wake up in Bangkok with no memory of what transpired the previous night, only to learn that their evening included drug deals, a severed finger, plenty of drugs and drinking, and a surprising encounter with strippers. All of this is punctuated with non-stop swearing, including tons of F-bombs.
- Families can talk about the film's excessive depiction of wild partying. Is the film condoning or glorifying this kind of behavior?
- Talk about the ritual of the bachelor party -- is it a chance for real bonding or simple immature excess?
- What do you think about the characters’ loyalty to each other? Does the Wolfpack stick together?
The good stuff
Messages: There are some mixed messages here. Although the take-away is to stick by your friends, the film also says that those same friends can get you into a lot of tight spots. And other so-called friends might even try to drug you...
Role models: While some of the characters spend much of the movie lying -- and their behavior is certainly far from exemplary -- Stu ultimately decides to be completely honest about (almost) all of the group’s misadventures and stands up to his contemptuous father-in-law.
What to watch for
Violence: A few scenes include fistfights, brawling, and gunshots, as well as one car chase and a high-speed speedboat accident. One character loses a finger in a mysterious incident.
Sex: Explicit discussions about sexual encounters with prostitutes. Several full-frontal shots featuring pre-operative transgender characters, who have breasts and penises (all are visible). Other scenes with topless women. Spoiler alert: The ending features a montage of photos from the lost night that includes a variety of sexually explicit images that border on pornography.
Language: Near non-stop swearing, including "s--t," "c--k," and liberal use of "f--k" (and variations thereof). Also "d--k," "c--t," "oh my God," "hell," "ass," and "damn."
Consumerism: A few scenes feature Singha beer, a well-known Thai brand.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some drinking on screen, and many references to a night of debauchery that clearly involved lots of liquor. Some of the lowlights from the night are seen in a flashback scene in which the main characters are all portrayed as pre-teen boys who are drinking heavily and engaging in all manner of drunken misbehavior. One character snorts cocaine, and a drug deal is an important plot point. The film also features a monkey that smokes cigarettes.
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Unfortunate Disappointment by jathompson06
Only a few really funny spots in the flick - part of the disappointment had to do with the high expectations but a majority of the disappointment lie in the fact that the movie just recycled the same jokes and situations as the first one - RARELY was there anything original. They also tried too hard with "Alan (Zach G)" to make him weirder. Too many forced situations, save your money for a rental.
Rinse, repeat. by Dementians
If you liked the first one, you'll like the second one. It's the same formula with a different setting. I loved the first one and definitely laughed out loud at this one.
Cut and Pasted from the First by prewitt
It has plenty of laughs, but it is perhaps the most unoriginal sequel since Men in Black 2. Crank up the raunch, lose both the surprise and most of the heart, and you're left with some talented comedians pulling off some pretty funny gags, and that's about it. If you enjoyed the first, the second gives you (literally) more of the same. If you didn't, this one neither rises above the latter nor strays an inch to either side.
how did this movie get the go ahead? by hncameron
There are so many things wrong with this movie, that it makes me wonder, who in the hell said it was rated R and not rated X?
Bestiality,child endangerment, chicks with dicks... this movie is offensive, crasp, crude, and lacking in any moral character whatsoever! The references to drugs, monkeys jerking people off, a monk with a hard on, and so many other attempts at humor makes me wonder how it ever made it to the big screen. Save your money and your time, see something else.. maybe Bridesmaids../. but for the love of pete, skip this one!
LOL Funny by lindyclark
Great movie as anticipated! It's definately funnier if you've seen Hangover 1 first. It's way more graphic and adult oriented for sure!! Absolutely a laugh out loud movie, I saw the premier and the entire theater was cracking up.
Can't Go Wrong Here by ajwatson796
Okay, we all saw the first one, and we all understand the dynamics of a hangover film. If you didn't like the first one, naturally, you won't enjoy this one. However, fans of the first film and these actors will not be disappointed.
OMG!!!! by patinsley
Part II was just as funny as the first one!!!!! Would see again and again!!!!
Funny but the same by llaviola
It was funny..obviously Zach G is HYSTERICAL!!! BUT, it was the EXACT same plot. COuld have used some more creativity.
HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! by Nashgal
My husband and I loved the first Hangover and couldn't wait to see the sequel. What a disappointment! It was truly the most vulgar movie ever we have ever seen, and we should have walked out after the first 30 minutes. It glorified drugs, sex, pornography, and even child pornography. Every other word was the "F" word, and there were multiple full frontal nudity scenes including one in which a transvestite has anal sex with the dentist. I left feeling disgusted and so sad that our culture has resorted to finding this type of vulgarity humorous. The first movie left everything to the imagination (save for the part at the end when they flashed up the pictures that they found on their camera I could have done without). The pictures at the end of this movie were x-rated. The characters in the first movie were funny and likeable. This time (especially Bradley Cooper's character) they were horrible!
Not for the faint at heart
A funny movie, though not as good as the first one, simply because it's the same movie, just in a different country.
That said, the funny parts are incredibly funny, but be warned, this is definitely not a movie for those that cannot handle out of the ordinary subjects. Definitely for adults only - leave the kiddos at home for this one.