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The Hangover Part III (2013)
Inevitable, but unnecessary and lazy.
So I came to a movie theater, sat through this film for 100 minutes and when the credits started rolling I was like, "OK guys, the joke was too long, and now show me the real third 'Hangover' that I came to see. It turns out that there is no real third 'Hangover' and we have to get what's given. And what's given is too little. Yes, the first two films did well in the box-office so the third part was inevitable but it's not an excuse for this film being such a lifeless comedy. There is no drive, no epicness that were in parts 1 & 2. The Wolf Pack look tired and absolutely not interested in being in this film, some other characters appear just to show a familiar face and don't have memorable scenes and the storyline feels superficial and concocted out of thin air. Yes, I did have a couple of good laughs and maybe it would work better as just another comedy but you expect much more from a Hangover movie.
Gangster Squad (2013)
Don't expect it to be something it isn't.
Having read a good deal of Gangster Squad's discussions here on IMDb as well as elsewhere around the web, I have noticed that quite a lot of people have a misconception about the film and say that it didn't live up to their expectations. Somehow after seeing the trailer and finding out that the film is set in the 1940s and tells about police officers' fight against Mickey Cohen, a substantial amount of audience members (especially some sophisticated cinephiles) automatically started thinking that it had to be a noir/gangster film masterpiece of the same quality level as, for example, The Untouchables or Scorsese's and Coppola's works. And these very cinephiles started bashing the film even before seeing it just because of its director Ruben Fleischer who had only made two comedies.
But Gangster Squad never actually had to be a masterpiece. Just the fact that a film is set in some particular time period and tells about some particular events doesn't mean that it has to be on the same shelf and even compete with genre icons. So if you don't expect Gangster Squad to be something it isn't (and doesn't really want to be) you'll get a nice genre flick, light and unnecessary yet professionally made.