Todd Phillips’ The Hangover 2 could have been a contender and it’s just too bad when the cellphone pictures that end the film suggest a much funnier comedy was in the works. By Critic After Dark Noel Vera.

I have to admit, I enjoyed parts of Todd Phillips’ The Hangover 2 while actually watching it; some jokes were funny, some performances amusing. Coming out of the theater I experienced a sense of gassy bloat – a sour-scented hint of worse to come, if I don’t get myself an Alka-Seltzer, fast.

The Hangover (2009) didn’t make much of an impression; thought it was Animal House only with the frat boys all grown, a tiger and Mike Tyson thrown in; that the action was set in Vegas exploited the city’s familiar tag line (“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”), presumably with the city’s wholehearted approval.

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