The Hangover; a lot of people have been touting it as the funniest movie of the year. Despite all of this, I really didn't have any desire to see it. However, last night my girlfriend tells me that her friends are going to the movies and she wanted to go, too. OK, I have taken her to see many movies that she just wasn't into, so I say no problem.
We get to the theater, get out tickets, popcorn, and seats, and right before the trailers roll, she gets a call from her friend saying she can't make it because someone's car broke down and she needs to pick him/her up. No big deal; we will watch the movie ourselves.
I really don't know what the big deal is. I will admit that The Hangover is a well made movie. The characters are well acted. The story was well scripted. It is a very good idea for a movie. However, the humor thing just wasn't doing it for me.
Now I know it's me. Over the past couple of years I have grown a dislike for current comedies. People all the time say to me "You didn't think that was funny?" No, dick jokes just don't do it for me. Wedding Crashers is a good example. I hate that movie. I think it is so unfunny that Vince Vaughn should be embarrassed by it. But it was a rousing success, so there must be something to it that just doesn't get me.
This is how I felt about The Hangover. There were only two times I chuckled at it. I could see the humor; I got the jokes. They just weren't funny to me. In fact, the only two jokes that I thought were humorous (the allusions to Rain Man and A Beautiful Mind) were completely un-laughed-at by everyone else in the theater besides me. This just pretty much cemented my belief that my sense of humor is completely different from the rest of the world.
I'm not saying The Hangover sucked. In fact, I'm saying quite the opposite. It was a highly entertaining movie; it just wasn't my kind of humor.
But there was definitely way too much penis in it. I'm just saying.