The Hangover franchise has all the rigidity of a slasher movie series—you know exactly what’s going to happen each time you go in. The “wolf pack” will be brought together via some kind of narrative contrivance. Then, something will go awry, and the group of friends will be sent to some semi-exotic vacation locale and go on a series of wacky misadventures until everything is set right again. Oh, and there will be some kind of notorious celebrity cameo, and a zoo animal will show up at some point.
Well, the full trailer for The Hangover III is now available, and it lays out the whole plot for us: the group comes together to escort Zach Galifianakis to rehab. On the way, they’re derailed by John Goodman, as their pal Chow (Ken Jeong) stole a ton of his money. He then kidnaps Justin Bartha and demands that the Wolf Pack go on a mission to track down Chow and get the money back. Check it out:
It’s all pretty rote, but Galifianakis and Jeong get some funny moments. More than anything else, simply enjoy that this trailer signifies the final Hangover film. At least until it makes a ton of money and another one is released, then another one.
The Hangover III is set for a May 24th release.
What do you think of the trailer?