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Harold & Kumar Escaping From Guantanamo Bay (2008)

Harold & Kumar Escaping From Guantanamo Bay (2008)


John Cho
Kal Penn
Danneel Harris
Rob Corddry
Neil Patrick Harris

Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

After our wonderful couple finished their White Castle burgers which they craved all through the first movie, the glorious duo Harold and Kumar went on another adventure the very next day. This second movie in the Harold and Kumar franchise was written to continue exactly where the first one stopped even though it was produced and released four years after.
John Cho and Kal Penn again deliver a performance that was just A-Class, although this movie did not deliver the strong draw in the first movie did, making you get the fly on the wall experience, this one just makes you laugh at the stupidity of the things happening.
This movie takes on a new experience as we see Kumar’s former love interest in the mix, if you recall from the first movie, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle ended with both of them considering going to Amsterdam after Maria, Harold’s one true love.

The writers of this franchise Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, just continued writing from their last punctuation as Harold and Kumar have bought their tickets and were now on their way to Amsterdam when they met Vanessa. Vanessa is Kumar’s one who got away, she was on her way to Texas to go get married to one of Harold and Kumar’s former class mate Colton.
Kumar still harbors feelings for her, but the two couples met and parted at the airport.
When our duo got on the plan for their flight a woman in the flight started stereotyping Kumar as a Muslim terrorist. She keeps her mouth shut but was watchful of him due to fear. Kumar sneaks into the bathroom after Harold to reveal that he brought a bong onboard the plane, Harold upset that Kumar cannot be patient walks out the bathroom but didn’t jam the door. The woman already suspicious of Kumar sees him lighting the bong and screams “BOMB!”

The two got themselves locked in Guantanamo Bay by another stereotyping prick, and due to series of unfortunate events, which ended up being good in their favor they escape from Guantanamo Bay.
Their escape led them to run into some KKK, Neil Patrick Harris and President George W. Bush.
In the end, the movie was plain old fun, which is how I love my movies.
No need to be thinking deep about the hidden meaning of things, or being lost in the ridiculousness of stuff, just plain old fun of watching two guys make the best out of some ridiculous situation.
After this, a third movie was done during the Christmas period titled, A Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011).


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