‘The Hangover Part III’: Fool Me Once Shame On You… Please Don’t Fool Me Twice!

Yeah, so I am definitely going to go see this! But why? I do not know. But does it matter? Everyone is going to see this. It’s ‘The Hangover’!! When this franchise came into our lives, it was special, it was right up there with ‘Anchorman’ and ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’ as one of the best comedies of the 2000s.

Like most movies that are perceived as “instant classics”, the studio got cocky, and wanted to top themselves. Instead of worrying about the integrity of the film, the studio sees dollar signs through the eyes of the cult fan-base. And what goes with a cult fan-base better than a movie franchise?

This was the case with films such as: ‘Die Hard’, which is an all-time classic but the studio couldn’t resist the temptation of trying to profit as much as possible off of the brand’s name. After awhile the studio looks greedy and they completely spoil the essence of the film. The bad part about the spin-offs for ‘Die Hard’ and ‘The Hangover’ is they all have the same premise, which takes away the luster of the original idea and makes all of the spin-offs predictable.

But I cannot lie, this trailer for ‘The Hangover Part III’ looks pretty damn awesome. But I am expecting and I am prepared for a disappointment.



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