First off, they changed the title from “Hangover 2” to “The Hangover: Part II.“ I’m not sure why. I guess it looks more formal the second way. Not that important but I thought I’d just point that out.
Admittedly, this trailer for the upcoming “The Hangover: Part II” looks a bit familiar. One can only hope that these aren’t the days when sequels just rehash the same jokes as the original movie. I’m looking at you “Airplane 2!”
The gang travels to Southeast Asia this time to get wasted and lose someone important for Stu’s (Ed Helms) marriage to a lady from Thailand. Heather Graham, the ho from Las Vegas, is curiously missing from this version but it’s not a huge loss as her character was rather minor to begin with.
The lost dude this time around is Stu’s future brother-in-law, Teddy, who goes missing after a rough night in Bangkok.
Like the first one we see the main characters fall in line. Stu has a disfigurement, this time a Mike Tyson-like tattoo which is fitting since the champ stole some scenes from the first movie and there are rumors he appears in the sequel.
Alan (Zach Galifianakis ) acts like Alan but doesn’t have a baby this time. Instead, we get a monkey and I’m all right with that. Love monkeys.
Thankfully, Ken Jeong (Senor Chang on NBC’s “Community”) returns as Leslie Chow, the bi-curious Asian gangster. So it appears all the bases are covered. Now the guys just have to find Teddy.
“The Hangover: Part II” opens in theaters May 26, 2011