The Hangover was one of those rare, out-of-nowhere comedies that felt so right. So, I’m naturally worried that the sequel is being ham-fisted into theaters to capitalize on its predecessor’s success. Will the second go round be funny? Yeah, probably. But you know there’s going to be a surprise celebrity cameo, just like the Mike Tyson one, and it’s going to be very similar structurally — wake up the next morning piece together their night.
So why bother? That may sound cynical, and I’m certainly hoping to be pleasantly shocked with the sequel, but I just can’t imagine it having the same magic as the original.
The Hangover Part II comes out Memorial Day weekend.