Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Jason watches "Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay"
It never fails. Take a simple, effective, silly, sleeper-hit comedy. Make a ridiculously high-concept sequel, but don't put in any jokes. Make it an excruciating sequence of "wacky" run-ins with "wacky" characters, but again no jokes. It's like they expect the existence of the KKK to be funny, even if the KKK members don't do anything funny. Or a bottomless party (nice, but not particularly funny), or a gay guy (two guys kissing is a joke? I don't get it). I was disappointed. Whatever, the first one was better, the end.