There's one point when watching Ken Jeong sing "Hurt" in a Tijuana karaoke bar that Bradley Cooper asks, "what the fuck am I watching?" While that was one of maybe a handful of giggles The Hangover Part III had to offer I can't help but feel that way through most of the movie. Still better than the second part but that's saying very, very little...
One wonders at just the level of contempt the filmmakers had for their fans in making this bitchslap of a third installment. Devoid of laughs the franchise suddenly wants to be action oriented instead of comedic with just atrocious results. One or two chuckles (Ken Jeong) don't make a comedy. Even the coda just plays as desperate. Another entry for movie hell.
Although this gets bad reviews, I thought this one was slightly better than the second one: it tried to go along another route and it didn't carbon copy its predecessor. Some of the gags were still funny but maybe audiences won't like them as much because we know who the 'wolfpack' are, and thus, know what to expect. I thought it was a nice close to the franchise.
Alan & Chow's Excellent Adventure occasionally featuring Phil and Stu. I didn't hate this movie. There are some great lines from Galifianakis, but I don't remember Leslie Chow being the main reason we watched any of the previous Hangover movies. Sure, there didn't need to be any sequels at all but when your first movie makes a metric fuck-load of money you kinda have to do another. Thank god we're done.
The sequel was almost beat for beat the same movie just not as funny and no wit to it all. The final installment almost falls into the anti-comedy categorization. It almost tries to be a drama in stretches. The tone of it is a mess. The actors look lost for entire scenes. And of course just in case the movie was a success they tease you with a possible 4th movie, thumb to eye, press firmly until blood comes out.