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  • The problem is the film really isn't all that funny
  • Sure you have some interesting scenes where they wind up in the middle of a KKK rally and end up spending the night at an inbred family's house in Alabama
  • I think my favorite part of the movie was Neil Patrick Harris, who once again played himself and made everyone believe he was a sex-crazed drug addict
  • The scene where he is popping shrooms while driving and having to avoid imaginary unicorns was pretty good
  • And, to be honest, I don't think being drunk would have made it any funnier

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      Normally, whenever a movie is a surprise hit, someone can’t wait to make a sequel to it and, more often than not, that sequel doesn’t even come close to the original. This was the case of Harold & Kumar Escape Guantanamo Bay. The first movie, Harold & Kumar Go to Whitecastle was so simple it was funny.

      After all, you can’t argue with two men who are seeking to eat at Whitecastle but are side tracked by a variety of other adventures.


      This film was no where near as good.

      The opening scenes of the movie aren’t too bad. The film takes place just days after the original and Harold & Kumar are traveling to Amsterdam when they are busted with a “smokeless bong” on the plane and everyone thinks they are terrorists with a bomb.

      And, throughout the film, you pretty much have a spoof of our nation’s security priorities and general bias toward other cultures. The problem is the film really isn’t all that funny.

      Sure you have some interesting scenes where they wind up in the middle of a KKK rally and end up spending the night at an inbred family’s house in Alabama. But, overall, the film didn’t have much going for it.

      I think my favorite part of the movie was Neil Patrick Harris, who once again played himself and made everyone believe he was a sex-crazed drug addict. The scene where he is popping shrooms while driving and having to ...


      • Harold & Kumar Escape Guantanamo Bay
      avoid imaginary unicorns was pretty good.

      But, that’s only a small part of the overall film and, for every scene or scenes like the ones he was in, there were plenty more that were actually a bit dull; considering the plot. On a more personal level, my wife and I created a drinking game based on the first film (take a drink whenever they say White Castle) and had hoped we would be able to do something similar with this one (after

      all, we need something to do at home after a long, stressful week at work).

      But, there really wasn’t much opportunity to do that with this movie. And, to be honest, I don’t think being drunk would have made it any funnier.

      While the first Harold & Kumar movie is going to forever remain a classic in my DVD library, I’m going to have to give this follow up to the film a poor rating. It just didn’t even come close to living up to the standard set by the original.




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Aleksandar Stojanovic says :

re : And, to be honest, I don’t think being drunk would have made it any funnier
It’s not funny, like smoothy.

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