A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas


It’s been a few years since we last saw our two favorite potheads Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn). The last time we saw them, they had just escaped from Guantanamo Bay and crashed a wedding with some help from  George W. Bush. It’s been a few years and the boys have grown up and grown apart. Well, Harold’s grown up and Kumar’s still Kumar. Harold’s moved up in the world, both at work and at home. Meanwhile, Kumar’s still a slacker and a pothead.

Harold’s married Maria (Paula Garces) and this Christmas her family’s coming to their house to celebrate the holiday. Kumar has a new roommate and no girlfriend. His stoner ways have caused the love of his life to dump him right before the holidays. Understandably depressed on Christmas Eve and without his best friend, Kumar decides to party with his loser roommate in New York City. But first, Kumar gets sidetracked after discovering a package for Harold at his door.

The TRUE Three Musketeers!

Hmm. A strange package on Christmas Eve? You think? Maybe?
Couldn’t be, right?

Of course, there’s more to the package than anyone expects and once Kumar trys to give it to Harold, the boys are off on another hilarious and insane adventure.

I loved the first two Harold and Kumar movies. To me, they’re the spiritual descendants of the classic and good Cheech and Chong movies of the 1970s. They are drug-culture movies with heart. They are simultaneously smart and stupid. And the best part is that they are very funny. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas keeps that rhythm going with a sequel that doesn’t disappoint. From the opening scene with Kumar jumping on Santa The Pot Dealer’s lap to the credits, this movie kept me smiling and laughing. I think it even got me into the holiday spirit a little early this year. And, yes, Neil Patrick Harris steals the movie again. This is probably his best work in the HK movies. He’s followed closely behind by RZA, Thomas Lennon (Lt. Jim Dangle from Reno 911) and Danny Trejo. This movie is a lot of fun and a great alternative to the regular Holiday movies that Hollywood floods the theaters with at the end of every year.

I had a great time with this movie and for me being a hater of 3D, that’s saying a lot. I was a bit nervous before seeing this that the 3D wouldn’t work or be a distraction. It wasn’t and for once it adds something to the movie.

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Posted on November 8, 2011, in Film Review and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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