by Nicholas Vitukevich
On Sunday “The Hangover” Facebook page made an announcement that a third installation of the Hangover (now) series, is in the works. The page released as it’s statement the below photo and the text, “May 2013.”
The Wolfpack is back.
To date the post has over 200,000 likes and 7,000 comments. Now, with that said, I’m probably going against the grain on this one. No, I’m sure I am, but really, am I the only one not excited over this?
In 2009, The Hangover brought us original comedic humor to the big screen that followed what appeared to be a decade of fresh original content and movies in the likes of Anchorman, Superbad and so on, and it appeared that this would be the next fresh comedic movement. However, you can’t be a fresh new movement if you’re a sell out.
In 2011, there was a sequel, The Hangover Part II. In which viewers were ultimatly fed the same movie, same plot, same exact story line as the original. The location may be different adding for minimal amount of unique twists and turns, but in reality, you were given the same movie in 2011. There’s a crazy night that involves drinking, maybe some drugs, and an inherent dating-pill cocktail combination. The guys wake up the next morning, maybe there’s a tiger or spider monkey with them, someone’s missing and they have to spend the entire movie piecing clues together to try and find the missing person. When in reality the person is at the location where they originally were at the start of the movie, like a roof top of ice cooler. Oh, and at the end of the movie the guys find a camera with a bunch of pictures that spell out the crazy blackout night they once had. *SPOILER ALERT* I think all that will happen in the third installment, I just have a hunch.
I’m sorry if you like being fed the same thing, over and over. I don’t. That’s why I liked the first of the Hangover series, it had that Superbad-type vibe to it. The high school-college aged meat head comedy. That was different, unique and original. Now, they’re just selling out.
Movies as recent as Ted are fresh, different, unique, and original and not (literally) the same plot, story-line and movie being fed to us over and over.
I beg you guys, to pass on this one, maybe if this bombs there will be a stance on cashing in fast on bad sequels and trilogies for movies that don’t need them to further the story and plot.
We’ve got a while until May 2013, only time will tell what actually ends up happening.