Endgame: “The Hangover 2″ trailer debuts

posted at 8:33 pm on February 24, 2011 by Allahpundit

Consider this not a palate cleanser but a cry for help. Explain to me, please, what it is about the original that allegedly makes it a comedy classic. (Worldwide box office gross: Almost half a billion dollars.) I went to see it and figured I’d love it to pieces; moronic gonzo comedies like Sandler’s first few movies and pretty much the entire Will Ferrell oeuvre (“Anchorman” especially) always make me laugh. But “The Hangover” was so broad and the jokes so obvious that it felt more like a send-up of moronic gonzo comedies. It was basically “Road Trip” with an older cast and Zach Galifianakis in the Tom Green “eccentric” role. Why, there was even a colorfully bizarre Asian character who spoke stilted English, just like in the comedies you loved while growing up.

But everyone except me loved it, so here you go — part two, coming soon. This one’s set in Thailand so expect a lottttt of jokes about transvestites and/or transsexuals and maybe a quirky little monkey companion to provide sight gags periodically. Say, there’s one now!

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I liked The Hangover…but Bachelor Party (1984) did it first and did it better.

Cookies Mom on February 24, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Thailand. Don’t forget the pedophiles of various orientations.

unclesmrgol on February 24, 2011 at 8:36 PM

The first Hangover movie was about as funny as cancer. I think I’ll just watch “The Jerk” again, as opposed to watching a sequel to the world’s most overrated comedy.

ynot4tony2 on February 24, 2011 at 8:37 PM

What? No Charlie Sheen?

Blake on February 24, 2011 at 8:38 PM

I didn’t mind the first one, but seriously not EVERYTHING needs to be sequelized….
And even my love of Liam Neeson won’t make me see it for his cameo appearance….

mjk on February 24, 2011 at 8:47 PM

sequel to the world’s most overrated comedy.

ynot4tony2 on February 24, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Exactly my feeling as well. I wanted to like it as just about everyone I know loved it. I think I laughed maybe twice.

bernzright777 on February 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM

That’s a preview? I got nothing from it.

Electrongod on February 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM

The Husband & I rented the original movie after being told by several people it was the funniest movie they had ever seen in their lives. Taste is subjective but we were ho hum about it. I don’t think we will be penciling in 2.

Cindy Munford on February 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Exactly, what a disapointing preview.

ORconservative on February 24, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Ye gods and little fishes. If that’s supposed to be a hangover, I just got another great reason to stay the hell away from alcohol.

Dark-Star on February 24, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I heard the buzz about the first one and thought I would like it also. I can’t remember one good thing about it really. At least it had Heather Graham. It had Heather Graham right?

unlisted on February 24, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Allahpundit you are not the only one who hated this film.

terryannonline on February 24, 2011 at 8:57 PM

That’s a preview? I got nothing from it.

Electrongod on February 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I think they already gave away the whole plot.

logis on February 24, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Missed the quel.

Will miss the sequel.

When does TOMCATS II come out?

profitsbeard on February 24, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I liked some of the music (Thirtenn/El vez) from the first picture but the movie wasn’t great.

sharrukin on February 24, 2011 at 9:00 PM

I love me some scruffy Bradley Cooper!!

Elizabetty on February 24, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Agree 100%. The whole thing felt like it had been done before, and better. The jokes just seemed lazy and predictable. Yeah, I laughed, but I had no desire to see it again. I’ll still watch Road Trip when it’s on however, haha.

brak on February 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM

The guy in the hat looks like Robert Spencer -of jihadwatch.

Party on, Bob-beee!

Infidels rock!

profitsbeard on February 24, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Okay, I’ve decided I’d rather have the Hot Air regulars as my new friends and family. You guys at least have good taste in movies.

ynot4tony2 on February 24, 2011 at 9:03 PM

All I can say is the last time I heard the whole audience laughing simutaneously like it did during The Hangover,was in 1963 at a Jerry Lewis movie.

sonnyspats1 on February 24, 2011 at 9:03 PM

I think they already gave away the whole plot.

logis on February 24, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Yep. All that is missing is the credits. That’s a wrap!

Electrongod on February 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Having been in Thailand I do not need to see jokes about foreigners paying very little to have sex with minors. It is a wonderful place and the people have hearts of gold

400lb Gorilla on February 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Maybe one of them will wake up beside a Bengal
Tiger as a bet,ahem!!

canopfor on February 24, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I didn’t mind the first one, but seriously not EVERYTHING needs to be sequelized….
mjk on February 24, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Another Ironman? Great idea!

Another few dozen Twilight sequels? I won’t go see ‘em, but millions of adolescent girls of all ages sure as heck will.

Another Hangover? Quick question: Why?

I liked the first Hangover just fine. But I can think of no possible reason to see another one. The only people who might are those who were drunk when they watched the first film, and plan to STAY that way until the second one is released.

logis on February 24, 2011 at 9:08 PM

I liked the movie. For me, I thought it captured the feeling of confusion we got(and trying to piece together what happened) after nights of heavy drinking. Good times.

El_Terrible on February 24, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Know what this reminds me of? The ‘comedy’ movie shown in Idiocracy.

Dark-Star on February 24, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I might have watched this if they let Mel Gibson keep his part but since the cast are a bunch of pussies who will star in a movie with a nutter, convicted rapist but not Mel…I say PASS!!

jawkneemusic on February 24, 2011 at 9:11 PM

They better lock up the monkeys!
Jus sayin!

canopfor on February 24, 2011 at 9:11 PM

One could argue that this movie is so cliche that it’s “meta,” but I’ll just go with lazy script writers.

RedRedRice on February 24, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Know what this reminds me of? The ‘comedy’ movie shown in Idiocracy.

Dark-Star on February 24, 2011 at 9:10 PM

LOL! Mike Judge is proving prophetic.

jawkneemusic on February 24, 2011 at 9:12 PM

I love me some scruffy Bradley Cooper!!

Elizabetty on February 24, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Bradley Cooper is hawt but he gives me the “major douchebag” vibe.

terryannonline on February 24, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Allahpundit, I do this gingerly and with circumspection but what is this about?:

This one’s set in Thailand so expect a lottttt of jokes about transvestites and/or transsexuals and maybe a quirky little monkey companion to provide sight gags periodically.

…what makes you comment? No troll, just query. Are you a Nutsy Wutsy American, Sir?

Mason on February 24, 2011 at 9:15 PM

LOL! Mike Judge is proving prophetic.

jawkneemusic on February 24, 2011 at 9:12 PM

That whole darn movie has a serious case of “Onion-itis”: it’s getting to the point where the absurd becomes reality. And yeah, Judge is proving to be eerily prophetic.

Dark-Star on February 24, 2011 at 9:18 PM

AP, you didn’t laugh at the taser scene?

commodore on February 24, 2011 at 9:19 PM

I saw Endgame crawl across my RSS ticker and thought it was going to be about Libya…

Greenhelmet on February 24, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Speaking of Mike Judge, new episodes of Beavis and Butthead are due out this year. I’m so happy knowing that.

ynot4tony2 on February 24, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Thought the first movie was funny. The sequel will probably be lousy, like most comedy sequels (Caddyshack, Airplane, American Pie).

Good Solid B-Plus on February 24, 2011 at 9:23 PM

That sucked for a trailer!

bluemarlin on February 24, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Battle Los Angeles | trailer #1 US (2011)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKC_ORM0vpo&feature=related

canopfor on February 24, 2011 at 9:25 PM

I don’t know, are they doing the whole “we can’t remember last night” thing again? Hard to tell from the trailer, but I’ll see it for Zach. His stand-up routines are awesome and I’ll pay to see him in just about anything

Aquateen Hungerforce on February 24, 2011 at 9:32 PM

I might have watched this if they let Mel Gibson keep his part but since the cast are a bunch of pussies who will star in a movie with a nutter, convicted rapist but not Mel…I say PASS!!

jawkneemusic on February 24, 2011 at 9:11 PM

That’s EXACTLY the reason I’m not gonna watch it (nothing against Liam, he’s been through enough already).

ProudPalinFan on February 24, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Dude, I’ve been to Thailand (Phuket and Pattya); It’s as advertised

I’d give you a quote, but this is a family blog.

OK: “Dude, I didn’t know you could do THAT with darts!”

JeffWeimer on February 24, 2011 at 9:40 PM

In Thailand, don’t ever play 4-score. They will kick your behind, no matter what.

JeffWeimer on February 24, 2011 at 9:43 PM

The first one was alright. Which is pretty much par for the course with Todd Phillips. I liked Road Trip, but the lead actor was annoying and it’s hard to watch it now without thinking how quickly Tom Green wore out his welcome. Old School is decent. Definitely some funny moments, but again the lead actor is bland and I thought the last half wasn’t nearly as funny as the first. I never saw Starsky & Hutch. The Hangover was mildly amusing. I loved the Dan Band making another appearance at a wedding. But I didn’t laugh out loud very often. And the wife and I just watched Due Date the other night and while I chuckled a few times, it was overall a mediocre flick.

Honestly the most memorable part of the first Hangover was the word “ruh-tard”. Which was very funny BTW with all apologies to Sarah Palin.

Doughboy on February 24, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Strong facepalm. At least remake Animal House or Caddyshack first for cripes sake!

alohapundit on February 24, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I’m with you Allah. Didn’t find this movie funny at all.

angryed on February 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

It was good. Not great, but good. Good is actually a big accomplishment for Hollywood these days.

Dash on February 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Battle Los Angeles | trailer #1 US (2011)
******************************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKC_ORM0vpo&feature=related

canopfor on February 24, 2011 at 9:25 PM

First well-done serious attempt at an alien-invasion movie since War of the Worlds, IMHO.

Dark-Star on February 24, 2011 at 9:59 PM

LOL! Mike Judge is proving prophetic.

ASS!

YYZ on February 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM

With out Mel Gibson’s cameo I just don’t think this movie will reach ‘greatness’.
.
Like Blazing Saddles with out Mongo

LincolntheHun on February 24, 2011 at 10:01 PM

With out Mel Gibson’s cameo I just don’t think this movie will reach ‘greatness’.
.
Like Blazing Saddles with out Mongo

LincolntheHun on February 24, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Mongo only pawn in game of life.

Doughboy on February 24, 2011 at 10:13 PM

JeffWeimer on February 24, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Been to Pattaya Beach as well. ’87 and ’89. Phew.

BKeyser on February 24, 2011 at 10:14 PM

THANK YOU!! I’ve never agreed more with AP on anything. The Hangover blew.

DrZin on February 24, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Hangover lamish… you are not alone Allah.

lexhamfox on February 24, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Strong facepalm. At least remake Animal House or Caddyshack first for cripes sake!

alohapundit on February 24, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Hey this might be of interest! Caddyshack II

sonnyspats1 on February 24, 2011 at 10:30 PM

As a faithful reader of HA, I can’t believe that so many humorless folks are fellow readers.

I loved The Hangover. One of the funniest movies ever and I think it’s funny even after watching it multiple times.

Sad for all of you. Base humor doesn’t debase the viewer. Can’t wait for Hangover 2.

norcalgal on February 24, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Been to Pattaya Beach as well. ’87 and ’89. Phew.

BKeyser on February 24, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Link is to a spam site. Thanks, pal.

Somebody ban this clown.

Django on February 24, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Who plays the monkey?

On another note:

Sad for all of you. Base humor doesn’t debase the viewer. Can’t wait for Hangover 2.

norcalgal on February 24, 2011 at 10:31 PM

That’s correct and very insightful norcalgal: to enjoy base humor, one already needs to be debased.

So, considering that you found the original to be “one of the funniest movies ever”, well … I suppose … um … that would mean … well … you know ….

never mind.

Rod on February 24, 2011 at 10:53 PM

I don’t get it either. I just didn’t think it was funny or even slightly entertaining. I actually fell asleep when I watched it with my wife. It was better when I saw it while drinking with my friends during guy weekend at the beach but I didn’t like it as much as they seemed to.

slug on February 24, 2011 at 10:54 PM

I am coming to REALLY detest Zach Galifianakis. He’s in everything these days, or so it seems, and he’s becoming one of those insufferable, pretentious sort of “comedic actors”.

Vyce on February 24, 2011 at 11:25 PM

I’m stunned by the negativity towards the original from most of the commenters here. I’m starting to wonder if you are the same people that thought About Schmidt was hilarious.

Strong facepalm. At least remake Animal House or Caddyshack first for cripes sake!

alohapundit on February 24, 2011 at 9:51 PM

They made two sequels to Caddyshack. They were awful!

rmel80 on February 24, 2011 at 11:37 PM

All I gotta say is there’s nothing quite as funny as a naked chinese man jumping out of a trunk onto a guy’s head, then beating them with a crowbar, before running away across a parking lot. If that makes me debased, then well, at least I can laugh :D

And in my group of friends, the other big comedy line for some reason was ‘I have internal bleeding, call 911′ in the aftermath of the above scene.

kerncon on February 24, 2011 at 11:40 PM

bill clinton has a cameo in it…

homesickamerican on February 24, 2011 at 11:57 PM

They made two sequels to Caddyshack. They were awful!

rmel80 on February 24, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Yes, the Caddyshack sequels were bad. They also made a tv show based on Animal House called Delta House. It had a short life.

Weren’t they supposed to make a movie based on “Garth Merenghi’s Dark Place?”

Now that was a funny show.

Captain Kirock on February 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM

A site into Tim Pawlenty but not The Hangover. Really, it speaks for itself.

Levinite on February 25, 2011 at 12:23 AM

The popularity of the Hanger Over just proves how baseless we have become.

I found it amusing and appalling.

esnap on February 25, 2011 at 12:40 AM

And in my group of friends, the other big comedy line for some reason was ‘I have internal bleeding, call 911′ in the aftermath of the above scene.

kerncon on February 24, 2011 at 11:40 PM

With my friends it was Stu’s lin after realizing that he had lost a tooth, “I look like a nerdy hillbilly!”

rmel80 on February 25, 2011 at 12:55 AM

The Hangover was awesome. And you’re speaking to someone who’s seen every single film on the IMDB Top 250. Go ahead and look at some of the obscure stuff on that list. I like movies of all genres, and comedies can NEVER EVER take themselves too seriously. So many try to, they all fail. The Hangover is a FUN movie and it gets a lot of laughs from stupid things.

You don’t think Airplane was seen as appealing to the least common denominator in its day? Blazing Saddles?

You really think comedy has fallen so far?

“I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.”
“The sh** hit the fan” followed by the exact thing happening. Its STUPID but its funny, because often times stupid IS funny.

Really, Allah? The humpbot is awesome but this is trash?

“Where are the white women at?” That was like straight out of bugs bunny for adults.

The Hangover is a modern classic and one of the best comedies I’ve seen in ages.

jimmy the notable on February 25, 2011 at 1:20 AM

The Hangover is a modern classic and one of the best comedies I’ve seen in ages.

jimmy the notable

You should get out more then. Just because you apparently stopped watching movies ages ago doesn’t make this one especially funny. It wasn’t. I like all sorts of humor, and movies like this usually appeal to me quite a bit, but The Hangover was rather blah and underwhelming. It was better than sitting home on a Friday night though, and I’ll probably see part 2.

xblade on February 25, 2011 at 1:31 AM

For someone who is an alcholic,stripclub frequenter, and las vegas visitor…The Hangover is “The Greatest Story Ever Told”…so thats why I liked it because I live the Hangover…

Political Chef on February 25, 2011 at 1:33 AM

man…i love Zach G man…i think he is hilarious and i did in fact, enjoy the hangover…mayhaps it’s just a younger generation film and all you old foggies just don’t like it?

also everyone here should watch Tim and Eric awesome show great job! if you wanna see some up and comers in the comedy world…Zach did stuff on that show pretty often too…like i said i LOVE Zach G

dirksilver on February 25, 2011 at 1:45 AM

Hangover was super funny as hell, reminded me or those crazy nights of partying

conservador on February 25, 2011 at 2:50 AM

I have coworkers who loved it so much they can quote most of the movie lines.

So I rented it and I’m not sure I ever laughed in the whole film. I did feel like I saw it before. When Heather Graham was on I just felt sorry for her (even despite her horrible ObamaCare commercial).

I know Airplane. Airplane was my friend. This movie was no Airplane.

redeye on February 25, 2011 at 3:15 AM

dirksilver on February 25, 2011 at 1:45 AM

Nope, don’t think it’s age. I’m 44, went with my 20 yr old son and 5 of his friends. Everyone in the theatre was cracking up. Sure, it was lowbrow comedy, so what? I loved Kick Ass, too. I waiting for someone to explain the highbrow comedy of the Three Stooges. Of which they are remaking now. With Sean Penn.

di butler on February 25, 2011 at 5:00 AM

All I know is that I can watch Bradley Cooper walk down a street in a fitted white shirt all day. All night too, if he takes the shirt off.

CarolynM on February 25, 2011 at 7:43 AM

Sequel? More like Seroquel.

Dino64 on February 25, 2011 at 8:17 AM

The original was not funny at all, not even a little. But, when a movies makes that much cash the studios will bet a sequel will rake in at least 25% of the original take.

On the other hand, the original was so dull there is plenty of room for improvement. Nothing like low expectations to boost my enjoyment of a movie.

doufree on February 25, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Why the doctor has a burn mark exactly like “Zuko” in Avatar?

ProudPalinFan on February 25, 2011 at 9:23 AM

My 18 year old daughter went to see with friends, came home told me I had to see this and took me the next day. I loved this movie, not sure it is an age thing. I think more a type of humor thing, my husband loves Airplane and to me that is the awful, I love Jay and Silent Bob, he can’t stand it… that’s why we are stilled married, we don’t like anything the same and thus are never together… perfect marriage:)

momof2 on February 25, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Uh…AP, Will Ferrell movies are seriously not that funny. And even though Adam Sandler himself can be very funny, NONE of his movies were very funny either. Now the classic movie of this genre that is truly side splittingly funny and clever are movies such as Trains, Planes and Automobiles and Tommy Boy. Ferrell and Sandler are riding their coattails with luke warm results. Get with it man!

paraff on February 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Ditto Cindy and Carolyn. And while Mr. Cooper is tres yummy, I can’t drool like that while watching the movie with my husband, it’s just rude. So no Hangover 2 for me. I’ll just watch the A-team over and over again. That way I can enjoy Mr. Cooper and Mr. Neeson!

sweetsarah on February 25, 2011 at 10:41 AM

There have got to be a dozen similar movies of wild Vegas trips and this one was not any better then the rest. The problem with this is not that it is “bad”, but that it is completely unoriginal and predictable thus not funny. The people who think this great seem oblivious to this somehow.

Resolute on February 25, 2011 at 11:50 AM

pretty much the entire Will Ferrell oeuvre

Oh allah that just makes me sad :(

Greed on February 25, 2011 at 12:09 PM

For someone who is an alcholic,stripclub frequenter, and las vegas visitor…The Hangover is “The Greatest Story Ever Told”…so thats why I liked it because I live the Hangover…

Political Chef on February 25, 2011 at 1:33 AM

+80000 & a Mercedes!

I’ve lived through (somehow) some of that movie and wonder what in the heck happened to me. There’s nothing like speculating what happened to you or buddy in LV! Thank God for camera phones now (assuming you didn’t get rolled!).

For some people hang with the family is all they need. For me I need to see if I can push the limits of my endurance and survive!

VikingGoneWild on February 25, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Couldn’t agree more with Allahpundit. I thought the original sucked. I even watched it 3 times trying to like it and find it funny, but nothing. If the trailer was meant to entice me to see the 2 version, it didn’t work. I guess I’ll wait for video when there’s nothing else to watch on a Sunday night…

stacman on February 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Predictable? Someone actually called this movie predictable??? Tell me, did you really predict that Mike Tyson would show up and cuff Zach into the dirt? And it was the perfect explanation for the tiger in the bathroom! And the stolen cop car? And the baby? I’m not gonna suggest this movie was the greatest one ever made, but not one laugh? People, get a sense of humor, not every laugh has to come from a brainiac.

Oh, and Idiocracy was only funny the first time. After that, it was depressing. I mean, we already have president camacho!

runawayyyy on February 25, 2011 at 1:28 PM

I have a couple little yard apes so this sort of flick isn’t even on my radar. Last night I watched Winchester ’73 with my boys, though; they lapped it up. Kids really do like good shoot ‘em up movies as much as ever.

Oh, and Jimmy Stewart was an ass kickin’ sonuvagun!

pugwriter on February 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM

It’s very simple why it made so much money. The slide show in the end credits! As close to porn as you can get without having to rent porn. You can admit to seeing The Hangover, but you probably wouldn’t admit to rending porn. I mean it!! It’s true!!

sara in va on February 25, 2011 at 6:45 PM

What I remember most about the first Hangover was how lame Mike Tyson’s cameo was. He punches one guy, then… nothing. They should have gotten Samuel L. Jackson, who can actually act intimidating.

R. Waher on February 25, 2011 at 8:06 PM