The Hangover (2009) - Mike Tyson

Some movies inevitably receive a lot more media attention and hype than others. Everywhere you turn, you’ll probably hear something about an upcoming summer blockbuster like Angels and Demons or Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. However, there are always a few gems out there that don’t get the same kind of mass media coverage and they could be just as entertaining.

I went to watch Fast and Furious on Friday night (look for the review on Beyond the Rhetoric soon) and one of the trailers shown during the “coming soon” segment was for The Hangover. On the surface, it looks like any other goofy buddy film, filled with bathroom humor and drunken antics. It looks like it’s trying to capture the same kind of attention received by Judd Apatow movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. That may very well be the case, but The Hangover has something that those films don’t have.

In a nutshell, The Hangover follows the tale of a group of buddies after a crazy night in Las Vegas. As you can imagine, they don’t remember much from the previous night… but somehow they’ve got a chicken and a tiger in the hotel room. Go figure. Check out the full-length trailer below. It starts out a little slow and generic, but the laughs really start to build as the trailer progresses, culminating in a cameo by former boxing champion and current nut-case Mike Tyson. He doesn’t bite any ears, but what he does do is positively epic.