Right off the bat, I was surprised by the route the movie took. Things aren’t necessarily bad, just not good. It is now six years later, and the Guantanamo incident is but a memory. The Harold and Kumar of the past are no more. Harold is now an executive with a wife, beautiful house, and a new best friend name Todd. Kumar on the other hand is a bearded slacker with a extra pounds, crappy apartment, and roommate/best friend named Adrian. Through what at first seems like fate, Kumar is given a package intended for Harold.
Kumar returns the package, leading to a pitch perfect scene that truly captures the awkwardness of seeing a loved one again after what seems like a lifetime apart. It was kind of surreal seeing such a real scene in a movie like this. Anyways, in the process of reconnecting, Kumar burns down the Christmas tree Harold’s father-in-law brought. This wouldn’t be that big of an issue if Harold’s father-in-law wasn’t Danny Trejo, but he is, and so the movie finally starts.
A lot happens from that point until the credits rolls but honestly, the adventure Harold and Kumar embark on is a pretty standard one. Even NPH’s traditional cameo felt like nothing more than exactly that, tradition. The movie is bad, it’s just nothing new. However I must point out that under the right “circumstances,” the movie is quite enjoyable.
90 min, Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence
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