Maybe The Hangover Part II Will Have Some Surprises After All
The most shocking thing about the recently released trailer for The Hangover Part II -- beyond the fact that the MPAA allowed a monkey to pantomime fellatio in a green band trailer -- was that it stuck so close to the original film's set-up. Will the sequel to your favorite R-rated comedy from the last two years be a stale retread of worn out jokes, or was the trailer holding things back? Director Todd Phillips has an answer.
"[T]he truth is, we're constrained by the fact that we're R-rated, so you can't give -- even the trailer you just saw, that's a PG-13 trailer, so by the nature of the movie, we're holding so much stuff back just because you can't show it," Phillips told Coming Soon. "So believe me, you won't believe the R-rated surprises that exist in The Hangover that you won't see touched on in commercials or trailers, really."
That sound you heard was everyone breathing a sigh of relief. Unless this is just some clever marketing ruse. In either case, expect to see a red-band trailer for The Hangover Part II sometime before its release on Memorial Day weekend.
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