[80], In an interview with New York magazine, Ken Jeong responded to criticisms of the character Mr. Chow as an offensive caricature and stated doing the character was "very cathartic" for him and said the character "has the inflections of Vietnamese, with kind of the anger of my own Korean nature" although "it's definitely not about an accent, or a stereotype. ", "Exclusive Interview: Director Todd Phillips on PROJECT X, DUE DATE and THE HANGOVER 2", "Exclusive: Hangover 2 Confirmed for Thailand", "Movie Projector: Memorial Day weekend to soar with 'Hangover,' 'Kung Fu Panda' sequels", "First Pics: The Hangover Cast Reunites For the Sequel! But for me, I get excited for creative filmmakers ... not re-treads.The key characters are all back and played by the same guys: Bradley Cooper (Phil), Ed Helms (Stu), Zach Galifianakis (Alan), Justin Bartha (Doug), and Ken Leong (Mr. Chow). The following morning, Phil, Stu and Alan, along with gangster Leslie Chow and a chain-smoking capuchin monkey, awaken in a filthy hotel room in Bangkok. The Hangover Part II Greetings again from the darkness. 111 of 153 people found this review helpful. A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Hangover 2 (Originaltitel: The Hangover: Part II) ist eine US-amerikanische Filmkomödie aus dem Jahr 2011 von Regisseur Todd Phillips mit Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha und Zach Galifianakis in den Hauptrollen und eine Fortsetzung zu Hangover aus dem Jahr 2009. [12] Also in November, it was reported that Paul Giamatti had joined the cast. Instead, we get Todd Phillips copying Todd Phillips.This is certainly an above-average comedy and there are plenty of laughs from the characters we kind of feel like we know - though, wish we didn't. Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law. [61][62] Though the song "Monster", by Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver, and Nicki Minaj, was featured in the film, it does not appear on the soundtrack. The soundtrack contains 12 songs from the film, along with eight dialogue clips from the film. Whitmill, who designed the tattoo for Tyson claims it as a copyrighted work and asked a judge to stop Warner Bros. Entertainment from using the tattoo in the film or in marketing materials, which would effectively halt the film's release, and asked for monetary compensation for what he referred to as "reckless copyright infringement". Production began in October 2010, in Ontario, California, before moving on location in Thailand. After taking the code and leaving the monkey outside a veterinary clinic, the group completes the deal with Kingsley. Desperate and out of clues, Phil calls Doug's wife Tracy to tell her they cannot find Teddy. High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time. It turned out great".[14]. If it worked once, it will work again. Panicked, the trio disposes of Chow's body in the hotel's ice box. A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. In response, Warner Bros. claimed that any delay in the film's release would result in huge financial costs and argued that there was no legal precedent for the case, saying that the use of a permanent tattoo on a human's face could not be controlled. [75] Christy Lemire of the Associated Press said, "Giving the people what they want is one thing. And now, he does it again. [51], The Hangover Part II grossed $254.5 million in North America and $332.3 million in other territories for a worldwide gross of $586.8 million, against a budget of $80 million. [41] Later in the same month Warner Bros. pulled the trailer from theaters for violating an MPAA rule stating that films can only trailer before similarly rated movies. Liam Neeson was initially cast in that role, which was originally envisioned for Mel Gibson. [6] In an interview director Todd Phillips revealed that Mike Tyson would be back in the sequel. [56], This amount broke two further records; the highest-grossing opening day for a live-action comedy[56] and the highest-grossing opening day for an R-rated comedy film, replacing Sex and the City (2008) with $26.7 million. [32], In November 2010, it was reported that Jamie Chung had been cast in the film as Stu's fiancée as well as it being renamed, The Hangover Part II. After a quiet night on the beach with a beer and toasting marshmallows by the camp fire, Stu, Alan and Phil wake up in a seedy apartment in Bangkok.