Slow, sentimental and somewhat sedated, the third "Hangover" movie isn't so much exhausted of outrageous "Oh no, they didn't!" ideas as it is spent of energy. And they knew it too. The only raunchy moment is stuffed into the closing credits, a "we forgot to do that" afterthought.
They know they're done. They just want to make sure we know.
It begins with Alan (
Ditzy Alan needs an intervention, and that's when the Wolf Pack (
"You introduced a
The boys promise to "take him out" to save Doug. That leads us to Tijuana and eventually back to where all this started — Las Vegas.
There's only one funny cameo, and funny lines are rare and random this time — references to past escapades ("Did you get tested?") and Mr. Chow's peccadilloes ("Gimme some sugar").
People and animals die.
Even the racist zingers feel like pulled punches:
"We're looking for an Asian guy. He's short."
"They're all short."
As is the movie, though it plays considerably longer than the first two. As "Hangovers" go, "Part III" isn't challenging or unpleasant, just instantly forgettable. It won't take much to sleep this one off.