The highly popular and “cult” classic Harold & Kumar return in
another “drug” induced comedy that although may not be as
entertaining as the original, still has enough twists and turns to
keep you glued to the screen with side splitting laughter.
This current installment once again
involves Harold Lee (John Cho) and “best” friend Kumar Patel (Kal
Penn) who are after their last success at joining the normal world
have planned a holiday to Amsterdam, the weed capital of the world.
Unbeknown to Harold, Kumar also has a plan of tracking down his old
crush Maria (Paula Grace), however things don't go as planned for
our two “bong”
heads. You immediately know that
you are in for a ridiculous treat when both Harold and Kumar are
attempting to pack their suitcases, with Harold being the pedantic
one of the two is already packed, however for Kumar, he is having difficulty in
finding clean clothes to take. One item he does take, is a men’s
magazine called “Vagina” which leads to an even more embarrassing
moment than Something about Mary.
As Kumar cannot go through the day without his daily cannabis fix,
he smuggles aboard the plane a smokeless bong and to compound the
current security threats in the US, both Harold and Kumar are
mistaken for terrorists when those aboard think the bong is a bomb.
As both are apprehended into custody thanks to the efforts of the
anal Homeland Security offer Ron Fox (Rob Corddry), they are sent to
Guantanamo bay before they must offer themselves to the guards of
this institution. Thankfully, something intervenes and they manage
to escape, only to end up in Florida that causes a whole world of
mischief, from interrupting the wedding of Kumar’s ex-girlfriend
Vanessa (Danneel Harris) and of course bumping into Neil Patrick
Harris which was truly hilarious.
Harold & Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay is definitely a
film for males due to its immature content and gutter humour. Out of curiosity, I
attempted to watch this with my wife, however one scene included a “top” only party
for around 50 women and this offended her so much, that I was left to
review this movie by myself.
The comedy of Harold & Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay is quite
over the top at times which uses just about all American stereotypes
in the movie from rednecks to George W. Bush (James Adomian) in a
truly memorable scene.
And as we move on, Harold & Kumar are easily the
21st century odd couple and once again the Zucker brothers create a
truly memorable comedy about almost everything politically
incorrect. It’s classic 80’s comedy with a 21st century twist.
Blu-ray, the video quality is outstanding as the sharpness of the
images are amazing, especially on certain scenes which the viewer
doesn’t really need to see. Match that with a great blu-ray
soundtrack and Harold & Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay is truly a
first class cinematic experience, however from the comforts of your