Verdict: it was far better than the second movie, but not nearly as good as the original. The first Hangover was hilarious, but the second one was just an unfunny imitation of the original. But the third one stood on its own with a unique storyline. Zach Galifianakas and Ken Jeong really carried the movie. They’re a great team. If you enjoyed the original Hangover, then I recommend giving the third one a try. You don’t have to see it in the theater though; watching it on DVD will be just as good.
While I did enjoy the movie, I couldn’t help thinking that it would have been much better if it was a zombie movie: “Zombie Hangover III.” That has a nice ring to it! So if The Hangover Part III was a zombie movie, I think this is how it should have turned out:
Turn: I would have liked to see Alan (played by Zach Galifianakis) turn into a zombie. It’s not that I wish him any harm, but he would have been a hilarious shuffling corpse. Alan constantly got into trouble, and it would have been nice to see him use his trouble-making in a useful manner, like for tearing people apart and eating their flesh (very constructive).
Get Eaten: I wouldn’t have minded seeing Phil (played by Bradley Cooper) get eaten by a zombie. He just looked delicious. If I were a zombie, I wouldn’t have minded taking a big bite out of him. I would have even eaten that Diesel shirt he was wearing. Was it Diesel?
Kill: I would have wanted to see Stu (played by Ed Helms) kill a zombie. I really wanted to see Stu toughen up a little in the third movie, but he really didn’t seem to grow at all (not that anyone watches these types of movies for the character development). Nevertheless, it would have been nice to see Stu take out a zombie or two. He wouldn’t have had to do anything fancy: just a couple headshots with a handgun would have done the trick. Maybe there will be a Hangover Part IV, and Stu will have a chance to kick some ass!
I give The Hangover Part III 3.5 out of 5 brains.