Hangover Part II sells childish controversy
Apparently Warner Bros. didn't properly check the trailer for The Hangover Part II that was heading out to be played in cinemas and the MPAA has thrown it back at them for some juvenile, blink if you miss it, doesn't feature anything upsetting, and is typical of the "anything vaguely relating to sex must be smitten from this earth" MPAA.
Call me cynical, but I just think it's a good way for the film, which will court controversy anyway, some additional publicity. Look, see how it works right here.
Apparently, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they forgot to check the trailer which is obviously going to court controversy, and more than that they say the trailer apparently isn't even suitable for playing before an R rated film. What?
I wonder what the MPAA are on sometimes. Look, I have the trailer below for you to watch and I'd say it's not even a PG-13.
The scene in question is the monkey chewing on the water bottle put in a man's pants. It sounds worse written down than the brief, wide shot that it features in for a moment, and I mean a moment.
Here's the blurb for The Hangover Part II:
In The Hangover Part II, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.
Now here's the evil, satanic trailer that will corrupt the world and bring about the destruction of the planet via the corruption of our perfect, crime free society.
Oh boy, the MPAA are a bunch of puritanical morons.