While not a stoner, I do enjoy the Harold and Kumar movies as they are silly, and a nice call back to the days of National Lampoons, and other classic 80’s comedies, not to mention the primary actors in them being highly enjoyable, and talented. As such, my wife and I went and saw Harold and Kumar 3 this last weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The movie starts off well, and we soon determine the “plot” of the movie is replacing a lost Christmas tree. Danny Trejo plays Maria’s (now Harold’s wife) father, and he places a great deal of importance on Christmas. Harold and Kumar haven’t really been friends in a while, and their story lines don’t intersect until maybe 20 minutes into the movie. Once that happens, it becomes a very familiar with the previous movies. Hi-jinx ensue, and they eventually meet up with NPH, who as usual plays a caricature that could only come from a Harold and Kumar movie, and this time maybe even funnier than previous examples. He even explains what happened when he died in the last movie. After all this, and a brush with death, we get the extremely campy scene similar to the cheetah ride in the first movie, and the whole movie ends on a nice happy note. All and all, it’s a pretty good movie. I’m not sure it’s worth the $19 it cost for two of us to see it in 3D, but they do make fun of the 3D aspect a few times (it’s a joke a few times, as are nice topical things refering to Kal Penn’s previous job (for the White House), and John Cho’s previous role in Star Trek). See it. At least in the cheap theater, or on DVD.