Hangover Part II, The

Featured In Issue 165, March 2012

WSR Score2.5
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Todd Phillips
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In The Hangover Part II, Phil (Cooper), Stu (Helms), Alan (Galifianakis) and Doug (Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. With the memory of Doug's nearly disastrous bachelor party in Las Vegas still fresh—or at least well-documented—Stu is taking no chances. He has opted for a safe, subdued, pre-wedding trip brunch, with pancakes, coffee...and no alcohol. However, things don't always go as planned. Two nights before the big day, at a fabulous resort in Thailand, Stu relents. One beer each. In sealed bottles. What could go wrong? (Gary Reber)

Special features include an Unauthorized Documentary (HD 25:26), behind-the-story elements: The Comedy Rhythm Of Todd Phillips (HD 06:59), Not Your Everyday Monkey (HD 02:41), Bangkok Tour With Chow (HD 03:03), a gag reel (HD 04:53), action mashup (HD 0:046), BD-Live functionality, up-front previews, and a digital copy.

The 1080p AVC picture is densely rendered with a gritty appearance and a darkly saturated color palette. Contrast appears crushed, with poorly defined blacks and non-revealing shadow delineation. Hues simply look unnatural, often with a yellowish cast. Resolution is generally good during closeups but hindered otherwise. Overall, this is an undistinguished picture that is anemic. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is hectic, with a fast-paced in-and-out music score presence that extends to the surrounds. Deep bass is active in the .1 LFE channel during music sequences and supportive of atmospherics and sound effects. Dialogue is often wanting in spatial integration with ADR. Overall, the sonics often sound compressed and "produced." (Gary Reber)