The second at bat for Todd Phillips and his fictional band of brothers was not a favorable one. The Hangover II was just a lifeless rehash of Phillips’s unexpected but meteorically successful first Hangover film. Fans and critics alike were amazed (not to mention disappointed) how following the formula to a T could have resulted in such a boring second outing. Well now The Wolfpack is back and the boys are gearing up for their next and supposedly final trip.
So did Phillips and company learn from their mistake? We hope so. As of right now, The Hangover Part III is (mostly) planning on going back to where it all started – Fabulous Las Vegas. Not sure how that’s an improvement over the last attempt but hey, at least Vegas has slightly tamer than some of the “bars” The Wolfpack, shall we say, endured while in Bangkok?
So in an attempt to break free of the formula found in the last two installments, Phillips will be trying something new. In an interview with EW, Phillips gave this small tidbit as to the idea behind this third installment:
“The Hangover Part III is Alan’s story. He’s going through a crisis after the death of his father, [and] the Wolfpack is all he has.”
Aside from the Pack coming back, this final installment will give us John Goodman, and see the return of Mike Tyson and even Heather Graham. Director Todd Phillips will bring The Hangover Part III to theaters next Spring on May 24th, 2013. Anyone ready to follow the Wolfpack through one more binge for their last hurrah??