Regarding ‘The Hangover’


Last night, I posted the trailer for the sequel to The Hangover.

This morning, my friend David posts the following on Twitter:

Poleaxed by indication that pop culture aesthete @jkottke might actually like Hangover, the execrable frat boy flick

I absolutely loved The Hangover. I’ve watched it start-to-finish at least three times, and I seldom watch new releases more than once. I wouldn’t hesitate to call it the funniest movie I’ve seen in years. But the thing is, I’m not even sure why I watched it all in the first place, because I thought it was going to be one of those movies, and I almost never enjoy those movies. The thing is, The Hangover really is exactly the sort of movie you think it is — it’s just remarkably well done. It’s a really smart stupid movie — a masterpiece of the form.

Saturday, 26 February 2011