The MPAA Pulls THE HANGOVER: PART II Trailer from Theaters

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The MPAA once again proved their incompetence and ineptitude by pulling a trailer they’d previously approved for The Hangover: Part IIJoBlo reports that “Warner Bros. sent an urgent notice to all theater owners notifying them that all copies of the trailer “need to be destroyed” and all current placements, including and especially Source Code, need to be removed immediately.”  Warner Bros. plans to release a “new” all audiences trailer attached to Scream 4.  That’s right: the studio is releasing an all-audiences trailer attached to an R-rated movie.

Since the MPAA can’t remove or destroy the trailer from the Internet, hit the jump to watch it and discuss what parts you think were objectionable to horrified parents who thought watching Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly blown to bits was wholesome family entertainment.  The Hangover: Part II opens May 26th.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hangover: Part II:

“The Hangover Part II” is director Todd Phillips’ follow-up to 2009′s smash hit “The Hangover,” which became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all-time and also won the Golden Globe for Best Film – Comedy or Musical. Reprising their roles from “The Hangover,” Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha star in the film. Jeffrey Tambor, Ken Jeong and Mike Tyson also rejoin the cast. 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.

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  • Ryan

    At first I was thinking the roofie or splattering meat jokes, but definitely the erection gag

  • TheAllenRoberts

    When I saw Source Code this past weekend, I did notice there were a couple of differences from the trailer on the web. At the beginning the edited out “whore” from Alan’s speech, they cut out Chang saying “bitches”, and they cut Alan saying “weenus”… I honestly had know idea why they would have done this because the trailer online was a Green Band trailer. I still don’t get why they had to edit those words out if it was green band, and why they had to pull the less dirty one from theaters. Either way it’s pretty gay.

  • Stan

    “For every petty action by the MPAA, there is an equal and opposite petty reaction from bloggers”

    -Isaac Einstein

  • T. Van Dyke

    Okay. I’ll likely see this movie, as the first installment was hilarious.

    That having been said, I can see where some people would be offended by:
    1) The misogynistic use of the term “whore.”
    2) Having a character compare a religious temple to a restaurant.
    3) (To a much lesser extent) the implied emasculation of a lower animal.

    Obviously, these things don’t phase everyone. However— and just in response to the original query made in this article— I can “get” why many people would find this objectionable.

  • Miles Bennett Dyson

    yeah I found it real offensive that they made a sequel thats exactly like the first one but with asians.

    • colin

      well played sir

  • theallenrobertsisastupidprick

    hey allenroberts. you suck! have you not yet caught on to the fact that using the word “gay” in a negative connotation is ignorant and harmful? anyways, im quite sure that the reason for pulling the trailer is the exploding pig gag. not to say i really care but i’m sure the mpaa finds it graphic and innapropriate.

  • Jason

    Miles, you’ve clearly seen the whole film, so please – No Spoilers!

  • Jason

    The strangest thing is that they already approved it… So did they bow to pressure from audience member complaints, or the makers of the films it was attached to…?

  • abandofoutsiders

    not really related to The Hangover:Part 2

    uhhmmm Matt, i’m on the Nolan-philosophy of “the less you know about a movie, the better”. i don’t go to Rottentomatoes because of the tomatometer, which conditions the mind if a movie you’re waiting for will be good or not(i can’t get over the fact Hellboy 2 gets 86% and people “accepted” that it is a success.) i don’t see clips from movies, and i even close the “window” if the trailer i’m watching feels like it’s giving away too much(as with 127 hours second trailer, and Source Code’s first trailer). i’m looking forward on seeing ‘Source Code’. unfortunately, i haven’t been able to. i want to watch it without knowing anything. all i need to know is that it’s director Duncan Jones’ follow to his excellent Moon. why spoil even one thing about Source Code. i was trying to watch it without knowing anything. now it’s going to be like when someone you know says to you “watch this movie, it has a twist”, or “it has this great scene”. even if they don’t reveal anything, you’re now waiting for that thing. i hate it.

  • Brett

    I friggin’ CAN’T wait to see this movie. I’ll bet anything, this blows Captain America, Green Lantern and Thor right out of the box office water. Guaranteed this is going to be the big money maker of the year.

  • junierizzle

    The only thing that looks kind of offensive to me is the part where the dead pig explodes, when hit by the car. The first time I saw it I actually thought WOW, I can’t believe they showed that in the trailer.

  • SPS

    JAMIE CHUNG!!!

  • Kenny B

    Another trailer with Wolfmothers “woman” in it, how original

  • aaronsullivan

    Even before this story, I was also very surprised to see the trailer was a green band trailer given the content. MPAA might have bungled this, but the content is pretty extreme for something that’s approved for my 5 and 2 year old and I’m SURE they’ve gotten plenty of complaints. Exploding pig, yes, and also the monkey joke at the end are not something I want them to see.

    @abandofoutsiders
    The trailers and commercials give this basically away, but I understand your frustration and that movie relies quite a bit on plot discovery for its success. There’s plenty left in there for you, though, discovery or not, and I’d still recommend the film. :) Oh, and see Moon if you haven’t too. Great pair of films by one director that complement each other in some ways and are completely different in others.

  • ti

    milk the cash cow. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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