The third and final installment of the popular Hangover movies hit theaters this weekend and all the usual suspects are present and accounted for: Bradley Cooper as Phil, Zach Galifianakis as Alan and Ed Helms as Stu join Ken Jeong as Mr. Chow, along with a few new faces, though I'm getting ahead of myself. With great respect for the trilogy's swan song, I decided a top ten list was in order. So here it is: The Top Ten Reasons to go see The Hangover III.
1. The return of Mr Chow:
This time around, the funny guy not only wreaks havoc on the lives of Stu, Phil and Alan, but we see more of the little sucker then ever before. He takes on a much larger role in The Hangover III and the film is better for it.
2. The return of Mike Epps As "Black Doug" (but don't call him that!):
For fans of the trilogy, Mike Epps makes a brief appearance in the first film playing a seedy character who is never heard from again, well, that is, until now. Welcome back, Mike!
3, Melissa McCarthy:
The Bridesmaids star just keeps the hits a-coming! Fans of Melissa won't be disappointed with her contributions to this film; though I dare not spoil it for you, I will say the comedienne is consistent!
4. Back to Vegas:
The final installment of the Hangover films, while actually featuring no hangovers, does manage to take us back to our beloved Vegas, where the adventure began and of course, madness ensues.
5. Zach Galifianakis' T-shirts:
You never know what you're going to get when Zach comes on screen and this time was no different. The wardrobe changes alone are enough to make us watch it again.
6. A Giraffe -- yes, I said it. A freakin giraffe!
Forget Mike Tyson's tiger, this time there's a giraffe. And I'm not spoiling anything, since you could see that from watching the trailer. All I can say is, way too funny!
7. The soundtrack:
Appropriately and at times ridiculously chosen hits include the likes of Hanson's "Mmmbop!", Billy Joel's "My Life" and Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talking" -- though Kanye (an early fixtures from The Hangover's past) doesn't show up until the very last scene.
8. John Goodman as a villainous blast from the past tortures the boys and send them on a series of impossible obstacles, of asinine undertakings that ultimately guide the trajectory of the film. Simply put, he's no Dan Conner
9. Zach Galifianakis
The password to his phone -- 'nuff said
10. Finally, the fact that this raunch-filled jaunt through three different films, multiple cities, a tiger, a baby, a giraffe and more managed to capture the imaginations of every day guys, and keep them wondering what might happen if they all went out and got drunk one night... Well for that alone, you've got to see the end. Wrap it up with a nice bow!
The Hangover is in theaters nationwide this weekend. Go see it!