Writer: Syahida Kamarudin
Overall: 3.0 Out of 5
Cast: 4.0 Out of 5
Plot: 2.5 Out of 5
Effects: 3.5 Out of 5
Cinematography: 2.5 Out of 5
Watch this if you liked: "The Hangover" and "The Hangover Part II"
For those of you who just want to watch something entertaining without needing to focus on every single scene, and have never ever watched the first and second movie, "The Hangover Part III" is the perfect movie for you.
However, those who have loved "The Hangover" and have forgiven "The Hangover Part II", the third instalment of the Wolf Pack adventure may be low on comedy by the original's standards. It also begs the question - why would it be called "The Hangover" if they are not?
It begins with a prison scene that may remind you of a scene from "The Shawshank Redemption", and slightly nuked the fridge with a bit of Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and a giraffe that may be considered a little bit too much, even for Alan's standard. And the rest is a fun (or in Stu's case, horrifying) ride with the rest of the Wolf Pack that include every staple from the franchise.
While the original was set in Las Vegas and the sequel brought the awesome foursome to a foreign country, "The Hangover 3" sums up both experiences although not quite - revisiting some of the locations, characters, animals and even the puns, although instead of a light buddy comedy, the movie had a slip-up and turned a little bit darker than its predecessors.
It also introduces new characters in the likes of John Goodman ("Flight") and Melissa McCarthy ("Bridesmaids") - the latter only appeared in very little scenes that may be deemed quite a waste of her comedic charm.
However, to those who consider themselves a "critic", the plot holes may annoy you. Questions such as "Why did he ask them to do it?", "Why did they even kidnap that guy?" and "After being stuck with him for two movies, shouldn't they already know how the guy thinks?" may be some of the numerous things your mind will think about throughout the duration of the movie.
Stay after the credits though, it may be the only hangover available.
Cinema Online, 28 May 2013