Harold & Kumar Trilogy Review

It’s my first trilogy review and I picked a weird one, I might do some trilogy reviews based on what you guys think I Should. I’ll put a Poll at the end of this and would love to do what my followers want ‘I serve you overlords’. All three of these films are funny, some better than others but still think it’s a really funny series and I am a real fan of John Cho. I understand if some people don’t like them, they are a bit on the crazy side but that suits me fine. Muhahaha, I am insane!

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Both underdogs, Harold and Kumar decide to spend what would have been an otherwise uneventful Friday night satisfying an oddly intense urge for White Castle hamburgers. However, finding a White Castle proves a highly difficult task, and the two friends wind up on an epic road trip of deep thoughts, deeper inhaling, and enough half-baked, politically incorrect philosophizing to outweigh a White Castle value meal.

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Story: 85%       Acting: 65%      Visuals: 60%      Dialogue: 90%

Haha Me Laughing: 90%      Style/Sound: 90%      Characters: 70%

Total: 78%

The story of the first film is completely random and starts out normally but then like anything that is good in a comedy it goes insane. The main men did well in this first one and where really fun to watch as they demonstrate a great relationship of friends. I am a Harold fan because I would be him out of these two and would be wanting to kill my best friend for getting me into these terrible circumstances .This is full on college humour, which means idiots getting high and doing stupid stuff which if you don’t like that then you probably won’t like this film because it is its main selling point. The cameos in this are fantastic as well, from Ryan Reynolds playing a Nurse to Neil Patrick Harris playing himself as a whore monger as he does. My favourite scene would have to be Neil Patrick Harris being insane, Harold and Kumar getting high and riding a cheetah and that scene in the college bathroom.

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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

After a close call with airport personnel and a chance encounter with Kumar’s ex-girlfriend Vanessa (Danneel Harris) — who hadn’t yet told Kumar that she’s engaged to be married — the pot-loving pals finally board their flight for Amsterdam. Unfortunately for Harold, Kumar isn’t able to endure the lengthy flight without an innocent puff or two from his smokeless bong. When the plane hits some turbulence and the bong is mistaken for a bomb, the flight is diverted to Guantanamo Bay and our spliff-smoking heroes are detained by overzealous Deputy Chief of Homeland Security Ron Fox (Rob Corddry). Now, if they can just escape from the world’s most notorious prison compound, perhaps this hapless duo can succeed in convincing the authorities that they aren’t enemy combatants, and that Kumar made the mistake of his life by letting Vanessa go.

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Story: 65%       Acting: 65%      Visuals: 60%      Dialogue: 80%

Haha Me Laughing: 75%      Style/Sound: 70%      Characters: 70%

Total: 61%

The story of the second film is completely random again but not quite as fun. The plot of this one does introduce us to some very good characters like the Racist CIA Agent played by a favourite of mine Rob Corddry. The Main guys continue to do their thing with getting into trouble through some drug related mischief but going to Guantanamo Bay seemed a little stupid as a story line although the scene in the cell was pretty funny. But still they weren’t really there long enough to name the film after them being there. In this one there is less college humour and more crude humour which I don’t mind but it wasn’t quite as good as the first film. The cameos in this are fantastic just like in the first and it does draw more funny characters around the main two. My favourite scene would have to be Rob Corddry being ridiculously racist in that street with the black guys playing basketball, Harold and Kumar pretending to be members of the KKK and that scene in the bottomless party when that guy gets out of the hot tube just for shock value but it works haha.

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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

Following years of growing apart, Harold Lee (Cho) and Kumar Patel (Penn) have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for their respective Yuletide celebrations. But when a mysterious package mistakenly arrives at Kumar’s door on Christmas Eve, his attempt to redirect it to Harold’s house ends with the “high grade” contents-and Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree-going up in smoke. With his in-laws out of the house for the day, Harold decides to cover his tracks, rather than come clean. Reluctantly embarking on another ill-advised journey with Kumar through New York City, their search for the perfect replacement tree takes them through party heaven-and almost blows Christmas Eve sky high.

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Story: 80%       Acting: 70%      Visuals: 75%      Dialogue: 90%

Haha Me Laughing: 95%      Style/Sound: 85%      Characters: 90%

Total: 82%

The story of the latest film is completely random like always but they have grown up a bit and this needed to be shown in the distance that has been created by the fact that Harold has tried to become a normal family man but Kumar has stayed the same useless drop out. The Christmas setting and theme was a good choice as it brought a bit of originality from the other two. Loved the jokes made at its own 3D as it drew away any criticisms about them using it to make money as it did. I think this film draws its strength from the I am too old for this shit mentality which they did really well. The cameos in this are better than ever with Neil Patrick Harris being the best yet as he pretended to be a straight version of himself pretending to be gay to have sex with women as at this time it was general knowledge he is actually gay this really made me laugh. My favourite scene would have to be “I shot Santa in the face, he’s real and I shot him in the face”, any scene with Neil and the baby on crack.

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Now the poll, these films are only there because I don’t think I have ever reviewed them or done anything on this site about them before. So please vote and I will do which ever you decide for me to review. Remember not what is the best just which you would like to see me review. Also I know that the Poll’s name sounds like the worst porn film ever.


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34 responses to “Harold & Kumar Trilogy Review”

  1. Mike says :

    These films are stupid yet incredibly funny. I think of the three I like Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay the most. I mean “cock-meat sandwich”.


  2. Nic says :

    I love stoner movies. Even if they are bad, they are still good.

    I think I’d still put the first one as my favorite, than Xmas, and Gitmo, but it’d be close. The third one was surprisingly really good.

    Best thing about these movies is finding someone else who knows about them and will play Battleshits with you.


  3. Nostra says :

    Nice reviews. Quite like these movies, although they are far from the best trilogies out there 😉


  4. ruth says :

    I’ve only seen parts of the first one and I gotta admit I laughed quite a bit, but not that interested to see the sequels though.


  5. ianthecool says :

    The problem with the Trilogy reviews, is that most trilogies have been getting fourth films lately! Die hard, Indy, Pirates, Terminator, etc. I guess you could just ignore most of those fourth films though.


  6. Ripley Connor says :

    I appreciate that Harold and Kumar broke the stereotypes of typical Asian men in film. Yeah they’re smart, but they’re also potheads and regular guys. Wish filmmakers could make us aliens and terminators look normal!


  7. wordschat says :

    The Christmas movie is the best as it had the laughs a plenty with a solid story bordering on drama. The claymation sequence was such a great homage to the Rankin productions of my youth.


  8. LOstnWOnderland says :

    uh oh, all tied up! What’s happens in that case? =P


  9. atothewr says :

    Nice review(s) – more is always welcome. I’m thinking around Christmas of checking out the third one. I’ve enjoyed the first two.


  10. Victor De Leon says :

    I haven’t seen any of these. Now I’m intrigued. Good post, man!


  11. theipc says :

    All three of these things are pretty funny. Good work here! I voted for The Matrix –


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