After two massive hangovers and two horrific pre-wedding nights, The Hangover Part III revisits the Wolfpack sometime later as Alan (Zach Galifianakis) struggles to come to terms with his father’s death. The rest of the Pack persuades Alan to get help at a psychological clinic, but on the way they encounter a ruthless and very angry mob boss who kidnaps Doug (Justin Bartha), holding him for ransom until the Wolfpack can help him find low-level criminal Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) and the millions of dollars that Chow stole from him.
Part 3 is co-written by Craig Mazin and Hangover / Hangover Part II helmer Todd Phillips, who returns to the director’s chair for the third installment as well. The film also returns Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) as Phil, Galifianakis (The Campaign) as Alan, Ed Helms (The Office) as Stu, Bartha (National Treasure) as Doug and Jeong (Community) as the flamboyant troublemaker, Chow. Mike Tyson and Heather Graham are back as well, while John Goodman is added as the villain and Melissa McCarthy (Identity Thief) cameos in a small role.
Compared to the previous trailers promoting The Hangover’s final chapter, the newly-released red-band version (above) obviously offers up some previously unseen R-rated material, but also includes a minute-long recap of the first two films, just in case you are new to this sick and twisted party.
There are also some funny and notable reveals in this newest clip that should get existing fans excited about the epic conclusion. First, as a callback to the first movie, we see that Black Doug (Mike Epps) is ironically involved with the kidnapping of Bartha’s Doug again, and later in the trailer we finally see where Chow’s parachute lands – which happens to be on top of a limo that Stu is driving. While Part 3 may not center on the premise of an actual hangover, the insanity and shenanigans appear to be at an all-time high.
Let’s face it, the Hangover series is simply not the same without its multitude of F-bombs, its shocking unwanted nudity and its zany debauchery, so it’s nice to finally get a glimpse of what moviegoers can honestly expect when they go to see The Hangover Part III. Let’s just hope it improves upon its predecessors (the last one in particular) and delivers a satisfying and hilarious sendoff for the Wolfpack.
The Hangover Part 3 hits theatres May 24, 2013.
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