March 7, 2013 at 11:00 am #94546
Guilty pleasure alert–I can’t wait for this.
John Goodman! Melissa McCarthy! “Ave Maria”! Decapitated giraffe!March 7, 2013 at 11:49 am #94548
not much of Cooper…probably .good for him.March 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm #94549
Can’t wait! Excited…March 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm #94550
That poor giraffe lol. Return of the Wolfpack!April 8, 2013 at 10:37 am #94551
John Goodman looks on top of his game, wonder if he’ll finally receive some recognition this year and for what film!April 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm #94552
I cannot wait. I love the first one but the second one wasn’t as good. The third one seems more like the first one thankfully.April 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm #94553
Second trailer comes out Thursday!April 15, 2013 at 11:29 am #94555
not much of Cooper…probably .good for him.
Well, I watched both trailers and he appears to be throughout. As a fan of his you may wish to check out A Place Beyond the Pines. However that film, is the polar opposite of this one in every, single, way.April 16, 2013 at 2:38 am #94556
[quote=”elodieee”]not much of Cooper…probably .good for him.
Well, I watched both trailers and he appears to be throughout. As a fan of his you may wish to check out A Place Beyond the Pines. However that film, is the polar opposite of this one in every, single, way. [/quote]
finally just see the second trailer, and the movie look really funny more than the second!May 31, 2013 at 8:35 am #94557
Weeeell, I thought this ended the trilogy well enough, and they’ve opened the door for yet more hijinks in the future if they choose to (the funniest sequence of the film by far with the closing credits). The trio of Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Bradley Cooper had the same fraternal chemistry that they’ve always had. Melissa McCarthy was a nice addition to her section of the film. But the real scene-stealer was once again Ken Jeong. It’s ridiculous what that man is willing to do for a laugh. This was much better than Part 2, but nothing’s going to match the lightning in a bottle of the original installment. It’s too bad the film’s getting a poor reception. The audience I was with loved it, though I would have wanted more laughs in certain stretches. John Goodman didn’t have anything funny to do here, which was too bad given his gift for comedy. If you want to see how this story ends and looking for some laughs, then give this one a view.May 31, 2013 at 8:51 am #94558
I think you enjoy it more if you go in with your expectations set for an action movie with some funny bits rather than the other way around. The reviews lowered my expectations greatly, so then the movie was able to surpass them. The audience I was with enjoyed it as well and our group had a good time–aided immeasurably, I’m sure, by two hours at the sports bar before the showing.
By this point, the central cast blends effortlessly and the new faces gelled well. There are a couple of genuinely surprising story twists and some nifty setpieces and the tech credits are abolutely aces. Lawrence Sher’s cinematography is stunning and the production design is quite accomplished–including a replica of the Caesars Palace facade that must have cost a fortune.
There were a few spots where it dragged and a few scenes that felt lazy and, while it was nice to give Heather Graham a curtain call, the wrap-up to Jade’s story was dull and disappointing. Best sequences were anything with Melissa McCarthy and Alan’s random rant to Stu about the cell phone. All in all, the production and the cast far exceeded the script, but I don’t think it earned the intense vitriol it’s received from the critics. But there’s no Stu song and that’s a shame. 🙁
And, as many have noted, do NOT leave during the credits.