|[Image text: The Hangover Part III poster with Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms]|
Sigh. Why bother with this, right? As I've written before (I promise that post was from me!) I have a secret love for really awful, raunchy comedies. So when the first Hangover film came out...despite myself, I liked it. And I've stuck with the series, despite the fact that the payoff has declined. The second one was bleh, and the this one is meh. I mean, I laughed a little but if I'm going to put up with every horrible -ism ever, there should at least be some more laughs along the way. And I'm not kidding...every -ism and offense you could possibly list, is present in this film.
But since the goal of this series is to blog about the gender situation of each blockbuster, I guess I should at least mention something about it. The only two women of any note (as in they have more than 2 lines) are cameos by...
1) Heather Graham--reprising her role as Ed Helm's character's ex-wife who was a sex worker and left her baby with them in movie 1. She's now married rich and is happily pregnant again, and...
2) Melissa McCarthy as the owner of a pawn shop who has sexual chemistry with Zach Galifianakis's character. She's funny, but that's because she's Melissa McCarthy. There's nothing actually clever or redeeming about her character.
Listen. There's just nothing more I can say. The movie is just a walk through every racist, sexist, homophobic, fatphobic, transphobic, etc. trope and insensitive joke ever. I would just be remiss to not cover this film as a part of the series. So yeah. That's it.
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