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'The Hangover Part II' trailer pulled from theaters



It seems the new trailer for The Hangover Part II was a bit too lewd for Warner Bros., which pulled it from screenings of Jake Gyllenhaal's Source Code, presumably because people at that movie whined that the green-bander was too much for their little kids. Hey, we know Source Code is PG-13, but why are you taking the tykes to see a movie in which a train blows up, killing hundreds of people again and again and again?

"In our haste to meet the placement schedule for this trailer, we failed to properly vet the final version with the MPAA," Warner Bros. said in a statement to, the site that first broke the news. "We acted immediately to correct the mistake and removed the trailer from screens."

What could be so bad about the trailer? Just because it shows debauchery in Thailand and uses naughty words like "whore," "bitches" and "gay boys" and looks largely like a retread of the original? (Watch the trailer above and decide for yourself.) Well, maybe the monkey giving an old man oral sex through his trousers was a bit much. We have no idea how else the studio would advertise this one, though -- except yeah, maybe it should be shown only before R-rated movies, like Scream 4, which will get the new version on April 15.


[Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:19pm]


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