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Old 24-03-2013, 01:38
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Can't wait for this movie to come out. Does anyone know if this is going ot be the last one ever? Whta do you guys think it is going to be about? I can't see another wedding there done too many but should be a good movie dont think it be outstanding but worth a watch.
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Old 24-03-2013, 09:35
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Worst trailer ever. Looks about as funny as a dead rat.
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:40
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Having just rubbished pt 2 in the 'last movie you watched' thread I'm amazed they think a third go has merit
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:58
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Having just rubbished pt 2 in the 'last movie you watched' thread I'm amazed they think a third go has merit
Worldwide box office takings:

The Hangover: $467.5 million
The Hangover Part II: $581.5 million

So yeah, i'd say that's why they feel a third go has merit. Whatever you think of the sequel, you can't deny that the series is a guaranteed money spinner, we're just lucky that the producers seem to realise that they can't keep it going forever and are ending it with the third film rather than running it completely into the ground with annual sequels (*cough* Paranormal Activity *cough*).
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:01
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Worldwide box office takings:

The Hangover: $467.5 million
The Hangover Part II: $581.5 million

So yeah, i'd say that's why they feel a third go has merit. Whatever you think of the sequel, you can't deny that the series is a guaranteed money spinner, we're just lucky that the producers seem to realise that they can't keep it going forever and are ending it with the third film rather than running it completely into the ground with annual sequels (*cough* Paranormal Activity *cough*).
Ever heard of Friday The 13th The Final Chapter?
Soon followed by "A New Beginning" and about another 5 after that.
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:11
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Ever heard of Friday The 13th The Final Chapter?
Soon followed by "A New Beginning" and about another 5 after that.
Yeah but they're horror films which tend to suffer more from unneccesary sequelitis (although i have to say that slasher films getting loads of sequels bother me far less as it's generally entertaining to see annoyingly stupid teens getting carved up by Jason/Michael/Freddy).

In recent years the only comedy series to have countless sequels is the American Pie series, but four of those were direct to DVD and so not "proper" sequels, and best ignored anyway. I think this probably will be the end of The Hangover series, especially since the budget keeps skyrocketing with each installment ($35 million for Part 1, $80 million for Part 2, and over $100 million for Part 3 due to the stars being bigger than they were back in 2009). There might be a "The Hangover: Reunion" type film in 10 years or so like what happened with American Pie last year, but i doubt we'll be seeing Part 4 in the next two years.
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:17
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Yeah but they're horror films which tend to suffer more from unneccesary sequelitis (although i have to say that slasher films getting loads of sequels bother me far less as it's generally entertaining to see annoyingly stupid teens getting carved up by Jason/Michael/Freddy).

In recent years the only comedy series to have countless sequels is the American Pie series, but four of those were direct to DVD and so not "proper" sequels, and best ignored anyway. I think this probably will be the end of The Hangover series, especially since the budget keeps skyrocketing with each installment ($35 million for Part 1, $80 million for Part 2, and over $100 million for Part 3 due to the stars being bigger than they were back in 2009). There might be a "The Hangover: Reunion" type film in 10 years or so like what happened with American Pie last year, but i doubt we'll be seeing Part 4 in the next two years.
The genre is irrelevant - no matter how insistent the producers are that "this is the end", it means nothing.
Police Academy weren't horrors.
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:24
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The genre is irrelevant - no matter how insistent the producers are that "this is the end", it means nothing.
Police Academy weren't horrors.
I'm talking about recently though, and also the genre is relevent because comedy films do generally tend to spawn less sequels, in the past ten years i can't think of any examples of a comedy series that lasted longer than 3 movies (American Pie being the exception). Even the Saw films have ended for the time being. The last one of those films was in 2010 and there's no sign of them restarting that any time soon (i heard talk of a reboot, but it was just a rumour and nothing has come of it).
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:39
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It's tricky because you could say audiences aren't as gullible these days with sequels and won't fall for anything beyond a "part 3".
But maybe remakes are this generation sequels.
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:44
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Worldwide box office takings:

The Hangover: $467.5 million
The Hangover Part II: $581.5 million

So yeah, i'd say that's why they feel a third go has merit. Whatever you think of the sequel, you can't deny that the series is a guaranteed money spinner, we're just lucky that the producers seem to realise that they can't keep it going forever and are ending it with the third film rather than running it completely into the ground with annual sequels (*cough* Paranormal Activity *cough*).
I guess takings would have been even higher had it not been a stinker. I wonder how many people would risk a 3rd movie though.

But yes, you can see why a studio would fancy it
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:48
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It's tricky because you could say audiences aren't as gullible these days with sequels and won't fall for anything beyond a "part 3".
But maybe remakes are this generation sequels.
It does appear that franchises lately tend to peak with the third film before dropping off a cliff, both the Saw and Paranormal Activity films saw fairly steep declines in Box Office takings after the series high takings for their third installments, but obviously they were comparatively cheap to make and so even with the declines it was still worth producing more. And i agree with you about the remakes point, it does seem as thought audiences are more willing to accept a complete series reboot rather than endless sequels these days.
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:56
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I guess takings would have been even higher had it not been a stinker. I wonder how many people would risk a 3rd movie though.
I think that's where the studio is being clever with their marketing, even though the recent trailer underwhelmed many people, the fact that they're marketing it as the "final film in the trilogy" will inevitably get arses back in seats as it implies that this is a conclusion, even if the same people didn't particularly like the second film. Obviously not everyone who hated the second film will give it a shot, but i'd imagine that marketing it as the final film will result in a bigger box office than if they'd just left it as simply "Part 3".
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Old 24-03-2013, 16:27
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I think that's where the studio is being clever with their marketing, even though the recent trailer underwhelmed many people, the fact that they're marketing it as the "final film in the trilogy" will inevitably get arses back in seats as it implies that this is a conclusion, even if the same people didn't particularly like the second film. Obviously not everyone who hated the second film will give it a shot, but i'd imagine that marketing it as the final film will result in a bigger box office than if they'd just left it as simply "Part 3".
True enough. No one can polish a turd like a studio.
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Old 24-03-2013, 17:27
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In view of the money it made, I've come to the conclusion that I must be just about the only one who found The Hangover a film without any merit whatsoever. I couldn't find a single redeeming feature in any of the characters and I didn't laugh once during the 30 minutes or so that I managed to keep watching it before I started fast forwarding.
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Old 24-03-2013, 18:07
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Whta do you guys think it is going to be about?.
Probably exactly the same basic plot line as the first two.
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Old 24-03-2013, 18:08
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I'm a big fan of both 1 and 2 but I agree that the trailer for the 3rd that I have seen isn't very good. There's not much in it at all. I just hope another one is released nearer the time which will make it look better.
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Old 25-03-2013, 02:39
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End of the day the Hangover movies aren't ever going to be seen as classics so they may as well just keep milking that cash cow as the sequels are always going to be worth a watch.
I personally disliked no.2 but will happily pay to see no.3.
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Old 25-03-2013, 08:57
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The genre is irrelevant - no matter how insistent the producers are that "this is the end", it means nothing.
Police Academy weren't horrors.
Well.......... In many ways they were.......
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Old 11-04-2013, 22:28
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Love the new trailer! So much better than the first trailer!
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Old 12-04-2013, 00:39
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Looks quite funny but I'm not a fan of how it is now the Alan and Chou films. The first one worked for me because they all worked together, all had their moments and just worked as a group. Now it just seems to be Alan at the front with Phil and Stu following him.

In the first they were all funny and all crazy in the situation in this one and the majority of the first Phil and Stu seem a lot more straight faced and mature but not due to character development, because Alan is the main funny guy.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:23
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Looks quite funny but I'm not a fan of how it is now the Alan and Chou films. The first one worked for me because they all worked together, all had their moments and just worked as a group. Now it just seems to be Alan at the front with Phil and Stu following him.

In the first they were all funny and all crazy in the situation in this one and the majority of the first Phil and Stu seem a lot more straight faced and mature but not due to character development, because Alan is the main funny guy.
I think its always been that way; Alan messes up and the others get entagled in his shenanigans and have to help him clear it up. The films have just gotten bolder, highlighting his actions more.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:26
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I guess it'll be fun to watch though. But the first was legend (because the concept of the movie was fairly new). The second one I liked, but actually was exactly like the first one, hence the title. I think a third movie is bad idea, it's going to be just like the scary movie films, each one get's worse..
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:11
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I'm talking about recently though, and also the genre is relevent because comedy films do generally tend to spawn less sequels, in the past ten years i can't think of any examples of a comedy series that lasted longer than 3 movies (American Pie being the exception). Even the Saw films have ended for the time being. The last one of those films was in 2010 and there's no sign of them restarting that any time soon (i heard talk of a reboot, but it was just a rumour and nothing has come of it).
Scary Movie is on their 5th movie unfortunately.
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Old 12-04-2013, 13:54
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Haha I started looking for Hangover pictures, got on this website where they sell movie posters online, first poster I saw from the Hangover was Alan with his manpurse, laughed out loud in the office!
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:37
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Just got back from seeing it - I thought it was good. Different, but still good.

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