The Night Before came a few years later, but did the stoner/drugged up/off-the-rails Christmas extravaganza better. This installment of Harold and Kumar likes the social and political bite of the previous films, as well as the heart. It's still a fun experience.
Exceedingly stupid, but also exceedingly funny comic romp finds the stoner duo split apart - Harold, now a respectable businessman, and Kumar, who is still an irresponsible stoner. Chaos ensues, however, when Kumar arrives at Harold's house at Christmas with a mysterious package that sets off a chain of increasingly unfortunate events. A gleeful sense of comic anarchy buoys this otherwise ridiculous film.
The other HAROLD & KUMAR movies made me laugh. If you share my love of juvenile stoner humor, A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR CHRISTMAS will scratch that itch for you too. I sympathize with Harold's plight, I'd go through Hell to please my father-in-law too if my father-in-law was Danny Trejo. Also, this film reminded me that Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuthin to fuck with.
I loved the first and liked the second part of "Harold and Kumar", but this wasn't good for many reasons. Starts off okay, but gets worse and worse by the minute. Almost all of the jokes are terribly contrived and predictable. The chemistry between Penn and Cho is largely lost, which is a shame because it made the last two movies so enjoyable. Disappointing.