Time to give up the drink

The trilogy ends here. Or so they say. Judging by Part III, The Hangover could become a franchise and continue undiluted until their livers packed up, although in this episode booze is not an issue.

Part II was criticised for being a carbon copy of the original, except in a different location.

Part III begins in Thailand with Mr Chow (Ken Jeong) escaping from prison.

It’s not a what-did-I-do-last-night alcoholic farce, but a gold theft kidnap caper with very few laughs. Chow and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) are the movers and shakers, Chow because he’s evil and Alan because he’s stupid.

The film is watchable without being memorable. It’s time Bradley Cooper (Phil) moved on to better things, like Silver Linings Playbook. He cruises here.