After millions of moviegoers who watched “The Hangover Part III” in theaters this week demanded to know what mobile device director Todd Phillips used to phone in his lazy filmmaking effort on the critically panned final installment of his comedy trilogy, Phillips revealed today that it was in fact a new Samsung Galaxy S4.
According to Phillips, he planned to use an iPhone to phone in his work on “The Hangover Part III,” but was convinced by “Grown Ups” director Dennis Dugan to use a Samsung, the brand Dugan has successfully used to phone in every filmmaking effort he’s made since “Happy Gilmore.”
“I was actually going to try on ‘The Hangover Part III,’ but then I realized I didn’t try that hard on ‘The Hangover Part II,’ and that still made $586 million worldwide,” Phillips told Hollywood & Swine. “Warner Brothers should have suspected I wasn’t motivated to make ‘The Hangover Part III,’ when I demanded all my money upfront instead of asking for a huge piece of the profits like I did with the first ‘Hangover.’
Phillips isn’t the first director to use the new Samsung Galaxy S4 to phone in a subpar filmmaking effort on a movie released this year, as it was also the preferred choice for “Scary Movie 5” director David Zucker, “Big Wedding” director Justin Zackham, and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” director John Chu.
According to Samsung officials, the company’s next goal is to target lazy movie stars, as the iPhone is still the preferred choice for actors Bruce Willis, Steve Carell and Jennifer Lopez who used it to phone in their lackluster acting performances in “A Good Day To Die Hard,” “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and “Parker.”