It's taken three Hangovers for stubbornly charming Zach Galifianakis to make it to centre stage.
The epic conclusion to three quarters of an idea stretched into a trilogy of movies arrives in The Hangover Part 3
. To track down the crazed Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong), mob boss John Goodman forcibly recruits the Wolfpack (Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis). Deviating even slightly from the carbon copy Hangover 2
at least stops this third entry from being too bluntly predictable. Cooper and Helms barely register, while Jeong remains a screen presence as his psychotic gay mobster. Galifianakis finally takes centre stage, with writer/director Todd Phillips only needing three films to notice the comic’s stubborn, effete charm. Mostly, it's encouraging to see "fourth guy" Justin Bartha get a "with" credit in the opening credits. Hopefully he earned a pay bump for reprising his entirely forgettable segment of this group. A film that succeeds in barely attempting, The Hangover Part 3
is a contractual obligation, at best.