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Zach Galifianakis Rues The Hangover Sequels, Says 2009 Original Should Have Been Left Alone

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Reflecting on The Hangover franchise with the benefit of hindsight, actor Zach Galifianakis has conceded that the two middling sequels that followed the 2009 sleeper hit should never have happened.

At the time, Todd Phillips’ box office smash went on to become the biggest R-rated comedy of all time, pulling in close to $470 million worldwide. Such success naturally gave Phillips and Warner Bros. the impetus to fast-track a sequel, though both it and the derided The Hangover Part III in 2013 served up a classic class of diminishing returns critically and financially. By that point, the Wolfpack had lost their charm.

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History has taught us that comedy sequels are a difficult feat to accomplish in that they often lead to recycling old jokes to little effect – 22 Jump Street is the shining exception to the rule. Five years ago, The Hangover Part II essentially churned out the same »

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