Word on the street is that there was grumbling when The Hangover 2 came out and it was pretty much the same thing as the first one.
To be honest, I am not surprised. The first movie not only worked out very well for the franchise, but was such a huge hit, that a sequel was inevitable. With the success of the first movie and added like-style humor in the marketing of the 2nd part, seemed to make it a shoe-in for the office numbers.
But I was concerned The Hangover 2 was going to be a lot like the first one, so I skipped it. I’m thinking that I’ll plan to catch it on VoD. Which is coming up pretty soon if I’m not mistaken.
But word on the street is that The Hangover 3 will be different in structure from the first two and will take place in the exotic and exciting locale of Los Angeles, CA.
And in an interview, the star of the movie, Bradley Cooper, said that it may not adhere to the structure of the first two movies… it might be different. But he says “might” be different. Gads, I hope so!
It has to be different. Well, OK, it doesn’t have to be, but I think for it to do any good at the box office, it has to have some form or variety to draw movie-goers back in to the movie theater.
Let’s face it, there’s enough suggested background material from all the characters that they could focus on one or two of them in their own mis-adventure of some sorts, or something like that. But then again, there’s only so many directions you can take a comedic franchise.