Sober Hangover? The Hangover Part III throws up debate on originality vs. familiarity in sequels

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hangoverA bachelor party. A drug-induced blackout. A lost friend. A slow unveiling of what transpired the night before. A groom arrives at his wedding just in time. A cell phone fills in the blanks with photos of the previous eve’s debauchery.

I’ve just described the film The Hangover. I’ve also just described the film The Hangover Part II. Have I described the third and final film in the series too?

Actually, these are just the building blocks for the first two films in the Hangover film franchise. As is the case with many sequels, The Hangover Part II is largely a carbon copy of its predecessor – opting to take viewers on a wild ride through Bangkok instead of equally seedy Las Vegas. You can’t blame producers for employing an “if it ain’t broke” approach for the first sequel, The Hangover Part II, especially considering the…

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