Mark your calendar and get ready to black out! Warner Bros. scheduled Hangover 3 to premiere on May 24, 2013. Yep that’s right, you have close to 15 months to prepare yourself for this upcoming trequel that director Todd Phillips says “will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions.”
As much as I loved the guys in the first film, I hated them in the sequel. Mostly because I couldn’t believe I paid money to see the same exact movie set in Thailand. Yeah, Bradley Cooper‘s fun to look at, but he’s not $12 worth of fun, sorry.
I remember walking out of the theater last May, expecting to hear everyone voicing the same complaints. But no one did. They all loved it. “Just as good as the first!” they all loudly exclaimed as they left the theater. “Yes,” I mumbled quietly under my breath, “because it was the exact same movie set in a different location.” It went on to earn 137.4 million dollars in the first five days and I just knew a third movie was on its way.
And now it’s here and on the schedule and I have a feeling it’s going to be deja vu for all of us, all over again. The same guys, the same shenanigans, the same “what did Zach Galifianakis just say” whispers throughout the movie. I mean, it’s unlikely they’ll all sober up this time around and spend two hours reflecting philosophically on what it means to roofie someone with the intent of having fun.
Which is a shame because I’ll just get even more annoyed with these guys when I have to see their Hangover 3 trailers next year — and I don’t want to hate them. On their own, they’re all great guys. Even Justin Bartha who never gets any lines and had sex with Ashley Olsen. But when they’re put together in this franchise, I want to punch them in the face.
Although I should refrain from actually doing any punching, because I’m sure there will be plenty of that to go around in the movie. Plenty of punching and roofie-ing and sexing for all!