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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the first film. Especially when I saw the movie theatre I regularly go to shown on screen.

The sequel is once again a racially charged stoner comedy. However, this time, instead of the simple goal of trying to locate a burger joint, the politically themes are turned way up and Harold and Kumar find themselves on the run from the government.

The sequel is not bad, in fact it's just under par with the first film. However, while racial profiling was a factor with the first film, it just went overboard with this film with nearly every character being subject to stereotypes (most by the ultra-racist government agent). It's more cringe worthy than funny, but thankfully there are plenty of non-racial jokes in this film to keep things afloat.

8/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).