Hangovers are generally terrible. The sense of dizziness and disorientation accompanied by nausea and an often brutal headache; the way your bodily functions just don't seem to work right etc. etc. Well suffice it to say The Hangover part II was not as bad as a real hangover. In fact it was rather watchable, although, unlike a really bad hangover, not really all that remarkable. There were some funny scenes and the characters were interesting enough. I was actually curious to see how the film would end as well! But I have never seen the first one so I assume some references were lost on me. Anyway, as a film, not all the great, but not all that bad either. I have a feeling that if you absolutely LOVED the first one, you will like this one too.
|The "wolf pack" in Bangkok.|
I've never been to Thailand, but I know quite few people who have, and have seen a number of Thai films and have read a number of books about Thai culture and Bangkok especially. And, well... wouldn't you know it; based on the accounts of travelers and various writers who have spent time in Bangkok, its apparently not all that difficult to find just about any of those things that I listed above, with the possible exception of elephants; you would probably need to get further into the countryside to see a lot of them. Now this film is a comedy, so obviously it's exaggerated. That is to say that the real Bangkok is pretty much a city like any other. Yes, Bangkok is quite famous for being sexually diverse, no, not every woman in Bangkok was originally a man. Yes, Bangkok is home to number of gangs and criminals, but then again, so is every city... ever. I guess what I'm saying is when you watch this film don't take it as a constructive commentary on Bangkokian society (is that even a word?). But you didn't need me to tell you that right? RIGHT!?
PS: Zack Ggalifianakis's's's character has this absurd flashback scene which is actually quite hilarious : ) But its the best scene in the movie and every other scene doesn't come close its funniness : (