Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (2008)

Josh Cooke in Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (2008)

Disappointing Party

It's hard to believe that Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks actually appeared in an 80s teen sex comedy but in many ways Hanks' likeability and natural comic timing was part of a reason why the original "Bachelor Party" worked. But whilst Hanks has moved on to better things it appears that writer Neal Israel may still be stuck in the past as he appears to recycle his script from "Bachelor Party" for "Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation" which is more of a remake than a sequel. Now in fairness there is almost 25 years between the original "Bachelor Party" and "Bachelor Party 2" and in that time teen comedy has changed but rather than being "American Pie" this follow up is more "American Pie Presents" with one lame, crude joke after another and that makes it a movie which tries to entertain by only being crude.

So as I said "Bachelor Party 2" is more of a remake than a sequel using pretty much an identical story as the first movie with Ron proposing to his girlfriend but finding someone trying to sabotage things by setting him up in a compromising position during a bachelor weekend. Where as in the original movie it was a former boyfriend doing the sabotaging this time around it is the brother-in-law who thinks Ron will wheedle his way into his cushy job in the family business. Aside from this variation what we get is little more than a procession of crude jokes and nudity.

Now for those who have never watched the original "Bachelor Party 2" might seem not a bad movie for a modern generation. But it sadly lacks the comic timing and likeable characters which made the original teen sex comedy entertaining. Instead we have Warren Christie playing it as a slime ball and Josh Cooke doing a mix of Jason Biggs with Jason Lee in various set pieces from stripper flight attendants to a dirty diaper on a bowling ball and a stripper fight. I won't go into anymore detail as to the jokes but it is all low level crudity rather than anything which comes close to relying on comic ability.

What this all boils down to is that "Bachelor Party 2" is very much the equivalent of an "American Pie Presents" movie which whilst serving a purpose is no where close to as much fun as the original.