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Drew Taylor. Instead of Las Vegas, the movie is set in Bangkok. This makes for a comedy that is less fun to watch, especially when you catch on to just how much of a carbon copy it is of the first film, with zero surprise elements.
The duplication even goes down to the soundtrack. Yet the film is more outrageous, and simultaneously much more conservative and tame. Any conflict that pops up, like Bradley Cooper getting shot by a Russian gangster, is resolved almost immediately, without incident. In that spirit, one of the bigger and admittedly funny gross-out gags of the movie revolves around chicks-with-dicks.
To think that the comedians and director of this caliber would settle for a sequel that largely coasts on the goodwill and memory of the first film suggests a clueless, self-satisfied group of people that have drunk their own kool-aid and read too much of their glowing press.
An example of just how phoned in this film is?
Meanwhile, the other two le — Helms and Cooper — barely register. In fact, Helms has the cinematic presence of a nicely painted wall and is certainly the weakest link in the film this time; his performance amounts to loud shrieking over and over again. The pacing is confused, the film lurches in fits and starts all while we ponder the identical mysteries that plagued our protagonists in the first film: how did we get here and how do we find another missing person?
None of this matters of course because the aforementioned feverish anticipation will give the movie an absolutely astronomical opening weekend. By the time all is said and done, it will most likely replace the original as the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time. More importantly, will anybody even remember it a couple of weeks from now?
Our guess is that moviegoers will feel just like the main characters: lost, confused, disappointed, and desperately trying to move on, though there will be plenty who are happy enough to go on the exact same ride, even if the are far less satisfying. Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news!
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