• Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay Movie Review

Hey folks, Valkor here. Guess what dynamic duo hit the screens this past weekend? No, not Batman and Robin. Nope, not Mork and Mindy. Not even Harold and Kumar... oh wait it is Harold and Kumar!! You remember those guys from their first flick, right? A couple of stoners trying to find a White Castle in New Jersey, but they pissed off a lot of New Jerseyans, yours truly included, because a White Castle can be found almost anywhere (but I digest), but overall I enjoyed that flick nonetheless. Well, the twosome are back in "Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay", and it's equally as funny as the first.


The story takes place soon after the first flick where Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) go off to Amsterdam, so Harold can get some loving from the woman of his dreams, Maria. But things go awry when Kumar drops his Bong on the plane, which is mistaken for a bomb. So all hell breaks loose, the two are arrested as terrorist and are taken to Guantanamo Bay. However they escape, with such hilarity, and now they have to try and stay out of Guantanamo Bay, by trying to make it to Texas, meet up with a friend who's got some connections in the government to get themselves pardoned. It also turns out that this friend is also getting married to a girl Kumar had a thing for back in his college days. It's a crazy plot, I don't know where the "Escape Guantanamo Bay" kicks in because once these guys are out, they're out. And they don't ever go back. The movie treads into some familiar territories such as crazy, incestual rednecks, NPH (Neil Patrick Harris for the uninitiated) and even Kumar's imaginary, giant weed bag wife makes an appearance (for the uninitiated, the weed wife is... damn it just watch the first film) while also introducing us to some new scenarios. Is anyone interested in a Cockmeat sandwich? No? Then it's on with the review.

The Good

What isn't good about "Harold and Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay"? Everything about the film is a feast for the funny bones from start to finish. Again, if you watched the first film, then you will definitely love the second because John Cho and Kal Penn brings the exact same characters from the first film over to the second with such ease that if you watch the films back to back, you wouldn't know that they were filmed years apart, without adding anything or take anything away. Oh yea, did I see full frontal bush on the movie screen? I can't recall the last time I saw full frontal bush on screen, EVER. I mean I'm sure I have, but for the life of me, I can't think of it now. But the fact that it was there and in quantities just blew my mind plus ups the score a full point! I mean if this turned out to be the worse film in existence, it would easily get one star just for the amount of full frontal bush you get to see. And I saw the flick at 12 pm. Who sees bush on the big screen at lunch time? Kudos! Lastly NPH. Bringing him back, yes, yes, oh god YES! His role is bigger, he's badder, he gets more to say and do, and he's funny as all hell. Finally, Mad Kudos goes out to James Adomian for your take on George W. I'm gonna say it, his scene was the funniest scene in the entire film. I won't spoil it, but you will enjoy it.

The Bad

I really don’t have anything bad to say about this film, everything was done just right.

The Ugly

On top of full frontal bush, we get full frontal penis. And Raza’s penis, hair and all, just... noooooo! Hey I’m all for equal opportunity full frontal and I get the joke here, but that doesn’t make it right.

If only so many sequels can follow along the lines of "Harold and Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay" and still be just as good as the first (I'm looking at you Mortal Kombat 2 and you're animality. I mean what the hell is up with that???). this is the kind of flick you need to see again and again and even enjoy with some of your buddies. It's totally worth it! And out of TOV 5 stars, I'm giving "Harold and Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay" 4.5 stars; sorry but full frontal penis drops it ½ a point. But it's still pretty damn funny.