Listen, we're just as excited to see 'The Hangover Part II' as the next guy. With Zach Galifianakis bringing the weird and straight-laced Ed Helms on board to abuse, there's little doubt that it's going to be a crude riot to rival the first film. But the trailer gives us a wicked sense of déjà vu.

"I can't believe this is happening again," Stu (Helms) exclaims from a Thai rooftop while Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper survey the scene. Neither can we. They may have traded Las Vegas for Bangkok and the tiger for a monkey, but it seems like director Todd Philips is sticking with what works, right down to Ken Jeong and Mike Tyson.

In the first film, Cooper, Helms and Galifianakis lose their about-to-be-wed buddy (Justin Bartha) during a particularly drunken night and must retrace their steps in order to find him. Switch out the buddy for Helms' about-to-be-brother-in-law and you've got the plot of the sequel.

Which got us thinking about redundant sequels. They may change the locale or add a few new co-stars, but for better or worse it's just the same movie all over again. Check out five offenders after the jump.
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