“The Hangover Part III” continues with the escape of Ken Jeong (Mr. Chow), and the kidnapping of Justin Bartha (Doug).   Are the two events connected?  You bet your hallucinogenic drugs they are.   Jeong apparently has stolen millions from a drug dealer, and that drug dealer wants to know where Jeong is.   The only lead the drug dealer has are the 4 guys who had ties to Jeong: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha.  Bartha is held hostage and will be killed unless the remaining 3 friends bring Jeong and the stolen millions back to the drug dealer.

Although not as funny as the first movie, this third installment has enough laughs and craziness to be worth a cheap, matinee ticket.  Pay more than that and you may start to be upset.   I paid $9 for a double feature, so this movie cost me $4.50 to watch.  Not bad.

My most memorable, movie moment of “The Hangover Part III” is the scene when Jeong is about to kill Cooper and Helms, and Galifianakis gets in front of his friends and tells Jeong he has to kill him first.  The character Galifianakis plays is someone most of us would kill if he ever put us in situations like in these movies; but when he is willing to sacrifice himself to save his friends…well…you tend to cut the fat boy some slack — some, as he is still a weapon of mass destruction.

This is an okay movie, not really worth writing too much about.  I suggest you watch this movie high on your favorite booze or drugs.  It’ll make the experience better.

M

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