Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 23% (Critics) / 88% (Audience)
Directed By: Todd Phillips
Written By: Todd Phillips and Craig Mazin
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and John Goodman
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Synopsis: “The Hangover Part III” is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips’ record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. (Source)
Zach Galifianakis’ manic energy and total disregard for any semblance of likability is the highlight of this movie. His Alan takes center stage in all his whacked out selfish glory and he is the only bright spot in the entire undertaking.
For a comedy THE HANGOVER 3 was almost devoid of laughs. There were mildly humorous moments and a couple times where events on screen were chuckle worthy but there was not one big laugh out loud moment in the entire movie and no one in the theater I was in let out one big belly laugh.
I like Ken Jeong and think he is really funny as Chang on COMMUNITY but his Mr. Chow is an incredibly annoying creature and a little bit of him goes a long, long way. So for him to be featured in this movie so much only served to make my head hurt.
Final Verdict: A continuation of the downward spiral of a once promising franchise. Things started out so great with the hilarious first film, took a nosedive with the mildly funny second installment and just dies on the vine in this third iteration. How a movie made by and starring the same people could have such a significant drop in quality is a mystery to me. Thankfully this is the last one of these films that is supposed to be made…too bad they didn’t quite at one.