Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation
be wondering (and you surely won't be alone), who has been waiting around for 24
years for a sequel to Bachelor Party, a 1984 comedy which is
remembered now mostly as being Tom Hanks' second movie-starring role,
giving a chance for TJ Hooker's Adrian Zmed to talk dirty and
introducing us to Tawny Kitaen three years before she straddled the hood of
No one has
been waiting for it, undoubtedly, but here it is, slinking straight to video
with Harland Williams — a comedian no one will confuse with a Hanks of the
new millennium — as it's drawing card. Well, technically, Josh Cooke
— who is also no Tom Hanks but likeable enough — is playing the Hanks role
of a faithful fiancé whose slob buddies throw him one last huge blowout
before walking down the aisle.
Not that it
matters all that much. Anyone could have played Hanks' role in the original, which
at the time undid some of the positive vibes that his clever debut in Splash
generated and sent him into a filmmaking slump which lasted several years
and spewed forth the unwatchable likes of The Man with One Red Shoe,
Volunteers, The Money Pit and The 'Burbs. Who the guys are
here really doesn't matter all that much. It's all about the
any hope of Bachelor Party 2 being even the least bit original are
snuffed out in the first scene — this film's variation on the old sitcom
staple scene where a guy takes his girlfriend to a fancy restaurant and has
the place put the engagement ring into her dessert, only to have it somehow
end up at another couple's table. Yeah, never saw that coming.
Later, you also get a variation on the
guy-taking-viagra-but-thinking-it's-Tylenol gag, which is just about as
you're amused by lines like "Dip my balls in champagne because I'm in
heaven" and enough silicone to fill five seasons of Nip/Tuck, then this is the movie
Bachelor Party 2 doesn't pretend to be anything it's
not. It's a cheesy sex comedy. Not the best you'll see — in
fact it's not very good at all — but
there are enough dumb jokes and topless strippers to be a distraction.
There is a place in the world for that kind of entertainment.
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Posted: February 12, 2008.