The Last Hangover will anger some, but the short Netflix film gives a funny twist to The Last Supper story and the fate of Jesus.
I could imagine many religious sects watching Netflix’s The Last Hangover and feeling irrationally angry about its revamped version of events on Jesus’s Last Supper. As someone who does not follow any religion, it was refreshing to see a comedic version of God’s son, using particular moments in the Bible and turn them into gags. Of course, there is a moral line when it comes to material like this, and I am sure the creator of the short film finalised his work with a balanced heart. Or they didn’t give a ****.
The Last Hangover is about Jesus and The Last Supper, with his disciples all waking up at the supper table, all with dry mouths and hungover, wondering where God’s son is. As they drank so much the night before, they slowly piece the night together. I was highly amused that the short film made The Last Supper as Jesus’s way to have a drinking session; there is a breaking of bread and the night is chaos, with magical refillable wine and duplicated food. If Jesus were really like this, I’d have been his friend.
As the short movie progresses, the gags reveal what happened to Jesus, and as you can guess, with the Romans intruding on the party, the fate of Jesus is coming. However, The Last Hangover performs an unusual but hilarious twist with the story which will get the neutrals howling but the religious angrily clenching their fists in a fury. The Brazillian movie is worth a watch, and it will only take 44 minutes of your time. As Christmas looms, Netflix decided to release a parody of the story of Jesus. And what a great move that has turned out to be. The Last Hangover will not please the masses, but it is undoubtedly funny.
Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.