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Oops! Warner Bros. has pulled the trailer for the Todd Phillips-directed sequel 'The Hangover, Part II' out of theaters nationwide due to controversy over it's subject matter and violations of MPAA guidelines. The hilarious trailer - which at one point shows Zach Galifianakis' character Alan placing a bottle under the sarong of an elderly passenger only to have a monkey nibble on it - was apparently never vetted by the MPAA. As a result, the very R-rated trailer has been shown in front of the PG-13 film 'Source Code' and has received complaints. However, upon review the MPAA has decided that the trailer is still too raunchy even to be shown in front of an R-rated film, so now Warner Bros. are scrambling to re-cut the trailer and re-release it into theaters this coming week. Here is the original trailer for reference:
The trailer is most definitely edited for red-band, but honestly we can't see why it would be considered so offensive when other current red-band trailers are far more raunchy and lewd (we're looking at you, 'Your Highness'). However, in the world of film, the MPAA has the final say so we'll soon be seeing a slightly tamer version of the trailer in theaters. 'The Hangover, Part II' comes out on May 26th.