April 30, 2008 > Movie Review: Harold and Kumar still flying high in sequel
Movie Review: Harold and Kumar still flying high in sequel
For those of you who missed the disaster-prone capers of two second-generation Americans who get stoned and go looking for burgers in "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle" fear no more. Our favorite Korean and Indian are back for more as partners in cannabis-inspired confusion.
John Cho and Kal Penn, now find themselves promoting "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay," out Friday, April 25.
Escape from Guantanamo Bay is White Castle, only bigger. First-time directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, who wrote the original and assumed both jobs for the sequel, have delivered a laugh fest long on breast, booze, bud and bathroom humor of particular appeal to males of a certain age and disposition.
Escape takes up where White Castle left off. Cho's Harold Lee and Penn's Kumar Patel -- Wall Street executive and potential top doctor respectively -- are in the bathroom preparing for a flight to Amsterdam where Harold hopes to find Maria, the girl of his dreams.
Once aboard, Kumar can't help but fire up a smokeless bong in the airplane bathroom. A hysterical passenger takes one look at it - and him - shrieks "terrorist" and the boys land in Gitmo. Shortly thereafter they escape, and begin a series of funny encounters with a long list of racial, ethnic and sexual targets, culminating at the ranch-house of President George W. Bush.
Runtime: 102 mins.