Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is an outrageous comedy that starts off where Harold and Kumar go to White Castle ended. Harold and Kumar played by John Cho and Kal Penn head to Amsterdam in a surprise visit to Maria the new love in Harold’s life. The two board the plane when an old woman mistakes the two as terrorists it doesn’t take long before the two get kicked off the plane as the old woman mistakes a homemade bong for a bomb. The two then get send to prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The two escape and the craziness begins. Harold and Kumar spend the majority of the film trying to clear there name by heading to Texas where a friend with some powerful connections is getting married to an old flame of Kumar’s and friend of Harold’s. Along the way an ignorant detective is trying to send the two back to prison. In the end the two made it to
Amsterdam and all is well in there world.
This movie tries way too hard to up the rude, crude, and downright shocking value of the first film. There is a lot more nudity, more obscene jokes, and more fart jokes then the first. However, there are several scenes where the audience may find themselves laughing out load as I was. The film also has the return of Neil Patrick Harris playing himself which was a delightful surprise. This film is very interesting because it shows that since 9/11 as a nation we have taken a step backwards with more racism and ignorance; and the movie shows this with the old woman on the plane, the detective, and an interpreter who questions both Harold and Kumar’s parents who have been American citizens for 40 years.
One of the factors that help people fall in love with the first film was the connection and friendship between Harold and Kumar the movie does a nice job of delivering these elements. The audience sees that Kumar truly appreciates the friendship and that Harold and Kumar are like brother and despite all the craziness that the friendship can withstand anything.
The film was entertaining funny and over the top with great small parts and great casting with a surprise casting of Daniel Harris famous for her work in several Halloween horror films. I feel that the film isn’t as strong as the first one, but is worth watching if you enjoyed Harold and Kumar go to
Castle and I want to stress that I didn’t base my review as a comparison to the first film, but I’m saying that I did enjoy the first one more.