Okay, who’s as excited as I am for the sequel to The Hangover, quite possibly funniest movie ever made?
Okay, it’s not one of the funniest movies ever made. Not by a long shot. What’s funny is that it made over $160 million dollars at the box office and opened the door for more terrible movies about people doing terrible things in the future. Yay us.
It certainly is a far cry from classics like Some Like It Hot – but in today’s competitive movie market, The Hangover made such a huge impact on Hollywood with its relentless dick and fart humor that Todd Philips has carte blanche to do it all again.
This time in the world’s play land/toilet: Thailand.
Gross. The images that come to mind when I think of the characters of that film running wild all over Thailand make me want to get a penicillin shot. Maybe that will be part of the marketing campaign.
The sequel, scheduled to start shooting later this month, will take the bruised and battered pals to climes near and far — and in both cases, no doubt, seriously hazardous. ‘It takes place in Bangkok and LA,’ Phillips told Empire. ‘There’s gonna be some fucked-up surprises.’ While the potential for fucked-up surprises in Patpong is virtually limitless, it’s less of a shock to learn that Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms will be back at the heart of the carnage. ‘The three guys are back,’ Phillips said. ‘Mr. Chow’s back too.’ More carnage, more eccentric gangster weirdness from Ken Jeong and the promise of a tiger encounter in its natural habitat. Sounds good to our ears (via Empire).
Sequels are rarely as good as their original counterparts, so it’ll be interesting to see if Todd Phillips can avoid the sophomore slump. He sure hopes he can.
‘I’m not delusional,’ he said. ‘I know what I’m up against. I saw Meet The Fockers. But we’re aiming high.’