Reviews and Problems with A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
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A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
29 February 2012
Excerpt: About a year ago, I was channel surfing and came across Harold and Kumar go to White Castle . I remember when this movie first came out and had dismissed it as a teen comedy that I’d have no interest in. A few years later I was looking through a box of DVD’s and found it and decided to pop it in my player. Rarely have I laughed so hard.
Summary: For me, this was the best "Harold & Kumar" film yet. Unfortunately, that doesn't say enough because the film still comes off as too juvenile in its humor to have pleased this adult for very long.
Excerpt: Claymation penis, pot smoke rings, and bloody teeth. Welcome to 3D in 2012 Hollywood, the Harold & Kumar franchise bringing a record setting flair for class into another dimension. Well, actually, that should be “crass.” It’s so easy to get those confused with a movie like this. The film is so delicate in how it handles the trippy highs of a one-year old baby, rapidly addicted to cocaine and savoring the succulent high of pot.
Excerpt: It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, so what better way to rush into the holiday spirit than with the arrival of the A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas . The stoner comedy duo has returned for a third feature film, which had nowhere to go but up, following the pretty terrible sequel, ‘ Escape from Guantanamo Bay ’, and fortunately this film manages to do just that. Unfortunately, the move upwards is not that high.
Excerpt: You say you love Christmas and everything it stands for, BUT you also love smoking weed and gags involving your testicles. Sadly, you've never been able to figure out how to reconcile those two diametrically opposed passions…until now. Because now you have A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas ! In the years since Harold (John Cho, Star Trek ) and Kumar's (Kal Penn, Superman Returns ) previous outing, the two men have grown apart and taken different paths.
Conclusion: 'A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas' is a hilarious film that crudely and lovingly takes its place in the Christmas film genre. It's up to you as to whether or not you think it'll ever be a Classic, but for my money, it's pretty close. I laughed for 90 minutes in the cinema, and enjoyed it equally on the repeat viewing. The only thing that's potentially weird about watching the 2D version of the film is the sheer number of 3D gags.
Summary: "No, no, no, Mr. Lee. You don't understand. This is the best 3D you've ever seen. It's gonna be amazing!" A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is one of the very few films that really have fun with 3D; both with it and at its expense. The boys' 3D debut is a fittingly festive blast of Christmas cheer and side-splitting satire, full of hilarious in-your-face sight gags, playful jabs at 3D and the industry's infatuation with it, and the sharp stoner humor that made Harold &...
Summary: A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is one of the very few films that really have fun with 3D; both with it and at its expense. The boys' 3D debut is a fittingly festive blast of Christmas cheer and side-splitting satire, full of hilarious in-your-face sight gags, playful jabs at 3D and the industry's infatuation with it, and the sharp stoner humor that made Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle the unexpected cult comedy hit of 2004.
Excerpt: The Harold & Kumar franchise has always done a few things that no other movie does, and I’m not talking about characters smoking out. For instance, as the series’ stars Kal Penn and John Cho are always quick to point out, it’s just about the only movie franchise with two lead actors of Asian descent.