I’ll cop to being that one guy in the whole world who liked Part II better than the first one – I think maybe because Vegas doesn’t really feel that dangerous to me; when you go there regularly, it just seems as clean and safe as Disneyland. Bangkok, meanwhile, looked dirty and infected onscreen, with real stakes.
This, on the other hand: let me just say that when Ken Jeong has to loudly insist, within the storyline, that the movie everyone is in is funny…well, let’s also just say it feels like overselling, plus I don’t trust that Ken Jeong knows what funny is.
Oh well, at least Todd Phillips will probably make good use of a Danzig song again.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist