Sunday, April 27, 2008
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Review
It takes the approach of throwing varied jokes at the audience rapid fire, some hit and some miss. The film is short and varied enough that the less amusing gags don't pull it down too much. Still there are decent sized stretches with few or, worse, no laughs. As in the first one Kal Penn and especially John Cho give surprisingly solid performances considering the material. It makes you wonder what could've been if some of the dumber gags were a bit refined. Neil Patrick Harris, as in the first, gets by far the biggest laughs here. There's something to be said for actors who aren't afraid to make fun of themselves and NPH is about as fearless as they come in this regard. If you loved the first one you'll enjoy this one too, otherwise it has its moments but is nothing special.
Overall Score: 5/10