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BigPopaGamer avatar 1:17 PM on 05.01.2008
Midweek Review: Harold and Kumar 2

So last night I went out on the town with a certain, special lady friend(read: Girl of the week) for dinner, margaritas, and a stoner movie. The margarita was excellent, my dinner was nice, the girl had great looking tits and the movie? Well, that's what you are here for and that's the reason I'm even writing this. Here's my little review of the newest pothead movie, Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanomo Bay

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanomo Bay
Directors: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

Writers: the guys above

Runtime: 102 minutes
Rating: Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language and drug use

So of course just from the rating above, you should know this movie had it all. Drug use, tits galore, bottomless parties, more racial jokes than you can count and even the death of a favorite of the series.

Here's the basic premise. Harold(John Cho) and Kumar(Kal Penn) attempt to follow Maria(Paula Garces, the chick Roldie digs, to Amsterdam. On the way we meet Vanessa(Danneel Harris), Kumar's old love, and her fiance(Eric Winter). After boarding the plane and being mistaken for terrorists, they are shipped off to Guantanomo Bay from which they escape and attempt to travel to Texas to ask Vanessa's fiance, who is apparently a pretty influential political person or such, to help them out. In between we get a little bit of everything, from Cockmeat sandwiches, 50+ pants-less women, cyclops, KKK keg parties, whorehouses and of course, Doogie Howser. Now I won't go into detail on the actual events or the jokes, because to be honest, there were too many.

Story in a nutshell version: Two potheads get sent to prison, escape and commit some crazy shenanigans on their way to break up ex-girlfriend's wedding.

I loved the first Harold and Kumar and even took a trip to the nearest White Castle after I saw that movie(the only time White Castle has probably done any business. My friend confessed that he hate 10 of their jalapeno burgers once and didn't shit right for a week after). The first was a fun romp with two, hilarious pot heads and all kind of crazy things happening in between. Well H&K2 didn't let up on that at all. In fact, it's better.

The government jokes were hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing throughout the entire film. We get our normally great performances out of Kal Penn and John Cho. Their characters haven't changed since the last time you saw them, and in fact have probably gotten better. Also there is an awesome look into the background of Harold and Kumar and what they were like before they met. It's a great scene.

My biggest disappointment is actually with Neil Patrick Harris. His role, while comical, wasn't the awesomeness that it was in H&K 1 and I was saddened by that.

Now without a doubt, the highlight of the film is in the last 10 minutes or so when our two adventurers parachute into a certain President's ranch in Texas. What follows has to be the greatest Bush scene EVER. I laughed till I couldn't breath during that part. James Adomian, who plays President Bush, gave a really convincing performance and deserves some kind of Bush award for it.

H&K2 is the funniest film of the year, and one of the funniest I've seen in awhile. It definitely tops H&K 1 by leaps and bounds. If you are looking for a funny movie that has drugs, tits, alcohol, Presidents and Doogie Howser, than this is the film for you.

Besides, we have to have something to hold us over for Iron Man right?

BigPopa's score: 9 pairs of tig-o-bitties out of 10.

P.S. How do you like my new GIF on the right? You can thank CTZ for that.

 
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