Movie review: The Hangover part III (+trailer)

By Craig Nicholson


Fond farewell Wolfpack - thanks for letting us enjoy your unusual adventures.

A touch too sentimental for this crowd you might say, but Phil, Stu, Doug and Alan have been an important part of our lives for the past four years and have provided us with a canyon full of laughs.

Now it is time for the Wolfpack to grow up and be respectable.

In their farewell effort, Hangover III breaks away from the theme of the first two in the trilogy and there are no hangovers to be seen.

But you can expect plenty of the same hijinks as before as Alan (Zach Galifianakis) does his very best to drive Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) crazy.

We join the boys as concern mounts over Alan's behaviour. It's hard to believe but he is more unpredictable than ever and has not taken his medicine for six months.

When his father (and soulmate) dies suddenly, Alan is inconsolable.

Everyone knows they need to get Alan in rehab as quickly as possible.

The only way they can pull it off is if the Wolfpack agrees to go on a roadtrip to deliver him.

Little did they know they were being watched by a big-time crim who was very eager to catch up with the weird and wonderful Mr Chow (Ken Jeong).

Alan was the only one who had kept in touch with Chow and provided the access needed to find him and recover the millions he had stolen.

So once again Doug disappears as a hostage and the boys must find Chow and return him intact to Marshall (John Goodman).

The illusive Chow has no desire to see Marshall again and takes the boys on a colourful journey that includes a venture back to Las Vegas where it all began.

The Hangover III remains as fresh and funny as the earlier efforts and is wonderful escapism. If you can't find laughs in this, humour is not your scene.

The Hangover Part III

(R16) 140 minutes


Rating: 4 / 5


 

- Hamilton News

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