'Bachelor Party 2 - The Last Temptation (Unrated)'
(Harland Williams, Emmanuelle Vaugier, et al / DVD / NR / (2007) 2008 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: Ron and Melinda may be happily engaged, but Melinda’s scheming brother-in-law Todd doesn't like the thought of a new addition to the family business, so he plans to incriminate Ron at the ultimate bachelor bash in Miami Beach. Between Ron's party-hearty friends and Todd's tantalizing temptations, not to mention a sex addicts convention right in their hotel, it's an outrageously sinful celebration that you have to see to believe!
DVD Verdict: Producer Ron Moler and screenwriters Neal Israel and Pat Proft bring us this new take on the 1984 gagfest that helped mold Tom Hanks into a dependable comic leading man. Though it's billed as a sequel, 'Bachelor Party 2' is actually a remake of the first feature: the essential plot of earnest groom-to-be (Josh Cooke) attempting to resist temptation at a no-holds-barred bachelor party thrown by his pals (Harland Williams, Greg Pitts, and Danny Jacobs) is preserved here, though the gross-out humor goes further than anything suggested in the original.
And that's the stumbling block for 'Bachelor Party 2,' because while it was never going to be mistaken for a '30s screwball comedy, the first Bachelor Party generated most of its laughs from the breezy performances of Hanks and his co-stars. Here, the best efforts of top-billed Josh Cooke and capable comics Williams and Pitts are overwhelmed by a tide of bodily function jokes! Seeing as the American Pie franchise has spawned five sequels and countless imitators, the lowbrow humor may not be a negative for many viewers, but one wishes the filmmakers tried for a few more jokes that didn't engage the gag reflex.
So, it's not the funniest movie but I've ever laughed at but people like Williams are what made this movie funnier than it should/could have been. Without him it would have been a low star vote. So, if you're looking for a silly comedy with some good nudity and some chuckle laughs then rent this! You just can't go wrong, if that's the case! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features:
The Party Never Stops - Making of Bachelor Party 2
Analysis of a Stripper Fight Featurette
Cast & Director Commentary