Saturday, November 5, 2011


I'm not going to rant and rave again about why I hate Harold and Kumar so much. I've done it before, and I invite you to go here for a perfectly good rant about them.

(If I were, I might say things like "Kal Penn returned from the world of politics for this?" Or "John Cho has an image to protect now that he's playing Sulu.")

But suffice it to say that I will not be giving this movie the benefit of the doubt on my Friday morning new releases piece. And I will not be feeling bad about that.

One more thing: Claymation??

Didn't Community do that like two seasons ago?

I'll take Troy and Abed over Harold and Kumar every single time.


Nick Prigge said...

"I'll take Troy and Abed over Harold and Kumar every single time."

Ha! Well said, sir. Well said.

Travis McClain said...

They actually shot this last year in enough time that it could have been out for last Christmas. In any event, I loved Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. I loved the premise and let's be honest: that movie is responsible for the resurgence of Neil Patrick Harris's popularity.

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, however, was an outright disappointment. It's hard to do political satire in a stoner movie.

Vancetastic said...

Thanks, Nick. I was going to say "Abed and Chang" to try to make the races correspond better, because Ken Jeong and John Cho are both of Korean descent (even though Jeong would appear to be playing a man of Chinese descent on Community). But Abed and Chang are not a team, and I can't make Troy cry. Not again, anyway.

It's funny Travis, if you look at the original rant about Harold and Kumar I linked to, I noted that this movie was indeed scheduled for release last Christmas. I wonder if there was so much wrong with it at the time that they just couldn't unleash it in that form. Does that mean we'll be seeing (well, *I* won't be seeing) a more "polished" version of the movie than we would have otherwise?

You're right about NPH, but I actually find those to be the only funny parts of the first movie. I will repeat: THEY RIDE ON THE BACK OF A CHEETAH.

Travis McClain said...

Riding the cheetah worked for me because of 1) its brevity and 2) it was just one of several WTF? moments. It seems practically normal after that whole Harold dream sequence.

Vancetastic said...

Thankfully, I am blocking out the sequence of which you speak.