Actually The Hangover Part III rushed into theaters on Wednesday night, hoping against hope that its target audience won't save the final Vegas debacle for cable to give in to their need for speed with Friday's release of Fast and Furious 6.
Here's some Moviedozer advice for a safe Holiday weekend - don't drink and drive. Along with lots of advance reviews, my gut tells me that The Hangover Part III is better left to cable and downloads - or better yet, rerun parties of 1 & 2 after the barbecues. Not that Fast & Furious 6 is filled with originality and great storytelling. But that's never put the brakes on this franchise before.
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Of course money changes all that, and if audiences flock to see Vegas get dismantled by a crew of friends prone to blackout drinking binges there's room all over this franchise for spinoffs. Just remember I told you so.
I'll stick with my pick, but honesty compels me to say that I'll be more likely risking an ice cold hand to fish a beer from the cooler and enjoy time with friends and family in the backyard. Afterward I'll be surfing my Netflix queue and the program guide for Turner Classic Movies. It's a long summer ahead and I'll take this weekend to catch up on the classics.
Here's a look back at The Hangover franchise, strong language intact, as that seems a more fitting way to say goodbye.
And the guys they're up against in Fast & Furious 6.
Have a fun, safe Memorial Day weekend. We'll see you next week.
Thanks to Warner Bros. and Universal pictures.