A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1268799/
Stoner comedy sequel to "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay".
doesn't make much sense to watch "Christmas" if you haven't yet watched
"White Castle" and "Guantanamo". I suppose you could, but what's the
Nutshell: This film takes place a couple few
years after "Guantanamo". Harold and Kumar have gone their separate ways
and haven't talked in years. A package addressed to Harold is delivered
to Kumar's apartment, so Kumar has a friend drive him over to deliver
it to Harold's house.
Then we're left with what seems to be a
mash-up of a Harold & Kumar style film with a Christmas
hijinks/caper-style film, that is, Harold and Kumar mashed up with "Jingle All the Way". Yes, a film that rips itself off while borrowing heavily from other similar Christmas-themed farces.
if you've not ever watched a Harold and Kumar film you probably won't
exactly understand what that means. The thing about the H&K
films - you'll either hate them or like them. In ways they are bad
films, but done in a terrific fashion. Even this film is a bad film done
in a brilliant way, one that captures the gooey heart at the center of
all the H&K films and still grosses us out and still goes for
drug use and lowbrow humor. Although it does seem this film hits the
lowbrow bits even less than its predecessors. This film more hit certain
notes just to make a point of making a callback to events in the
previous films as opposed to relying on them to make the film. They
almost seemed out of place more than anything. I know why they put them
in there, but they really weren't necessary, but they were just to
emphasize what makes a H&K film an H&K film.
this was a 3D film, which they made a point of abusing the 3D process
every chance they got. Another example of making a bad film in a
So yes, if you've enjoyed the previous
films you'll probably not have any trouble with this one either. I liked
it, a worthy successor to the franchise.
Neil Patrick Harris returns! You thought he was dead after being
shotgunned in the back by the madame at the whorehouse in "Guantanamo"?
If you watched "Guantanamo" past the credits you'd know NPH got up off
the ground and walked away.
Bonus: In this film NPH's fiancee
David Burtka shows up playing David Burtka, just as NPH is playing NPH.
NPH basically states his "coming out as gay" is all a ruse to nail more
chicks, keeping one foot in "Harold and Kumar" NPH and the other in
actual events in NPH's life. Burtka is basically playing the part of
fiancee and NPH treats him like hired crap. Nice touch.
Additionally: There was another couple nods to what's been going on in Harold and Kumar's real lives. I mean, the actors behind Harold and Kumar. There was a reference to John Cho (Harold) playing Sulu in the "Star Trek" reboot, and there was a reference to Kal Penn (Kumar) taking a bit of time off of acting to work in the White House Office of Public Engagement as an Associate Director.