In 2009, few probably could have predicted the success that would be enjoyed by “The Hangover,” a summer comedy from Todd Phillips that featured a trio of familiar faces — Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis — a wild plot and a night in Las Vegas gone wrong. It bloomed into a mega hit, and the comedy of the summer.
The success of that film, inevitably, led to a sequel. In 2011, “The Hangover, Part II” felt a bit like a darker, grosser replay of the first film — this time set in Thailand. Built partly on the recognition of the brand, the film soared at the Box Office, spawning another sequel.For the complete article see the 05-31-2013 issue.
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