I just watched this movie last night. It was one of the three worst movies I’ve ever seen (the other two being Toys and Drop Dead Fred!) I mean, it was horrendous! I had read some glowing reviews on IMDB and thought I was in for a treat. Did I miss something?
Apparently you did. It is one of those movies I find funnier everytime I watch it. Maybe you need to give it another try?
I think one of the reasons I liked it is that I really don’t like most “stoner” movies. I found 1/2 baked to be mostly just dumb.
So, I went into the movie expecting to be bored or annoyed and I came out of it quite entertained.
The lines are brillaint
“I am not worthwhile.”
And come on, a cameo by a tweaked out Doogie Howser?!? What’s not to love?
Yeah… I generally don’t like pure stoner movies, but H&K was funny as hell.
Married life with a huge bag of pot? All kinds of awesome that was.
It was so awesome that my 4th year Hydraulics prof brought it up in the middle of a lecture while discussing the flow of water in weedy channels.
OK…he was kind of weird.
Harold and Kumar was amazing and I definitely need to watch it again.
I loved this movie! It was one of the few movies I have ever seen that portrayed young Indian and Asian men as just like anyone else. No weird accents, no setting themselves on fire when trying to have sex, just ordinary pot-smoking horny young bastards. And what is wrong with that?
NPH wouldn’t do that sort of thing.
Wait, what? Is that a common Asian stereotype? How have I missed that one?
I find myself wondering if it the initial concept involved “White Castle,” or left the fast-food chain in question unspecified pending a product-placement bidding war.
Maybe I’m being too cynical. I mean, White Castle, as a sort of second-tier chain famous for iffy quality, has a certain funky cachet, and the machinery of the story requires it be a bit difficult even to find one. Harold and Kumar Go to Taco Bell just wouldn’t have worked.
I think they explain why they need White Castle, don’t they? Something about small shitty burgers and onions? Kind of like how sometimes you’re in the mood for Mexican, and sometimes Taco Bell. You are craving the shittiness.
To the OP: What didn’t you like about it?
Yeah, I hate most stoner movies and I love Harold and Kumar.
Heh. I think it’s the movie Van Wilder in which the silly Indian boy is trying to have sex with a girl, uses too much lube, lights candles, and ends up setting his chest hair on fire.
Harold and Kumar is one of my favorite movies.
“Learn how to make coffee, bitch!”
I can’t wait for the next installment, Harold and Kumar Escape from Gunatanamo Bay!! Link How awesome will that be?
From Van Wilder to Taj:
*All you need is scented candles, massage oil, and Barry White. Write that down. *
And that leads to the fire I think. But I tend to confuse those movies a bit.
WHY THEY MUST GO TO WHITE CASTLE:
Burger Shack Employee: Ding-dong! May I interject for a second? As a Burger Shack employee for the past three years, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that if you’re craving White Castle, the burgers here just don’t cut it. In fact, just thinking about those tender little White Castle burgers with those little, itty-bitty grilled onions that just explode in your mouth like flavor crystals every time you bite into one… just makes me want to burn this motherfucker down. Come on, Pookie, let’s burn this motherfucker down! Come on, Pookie! Let’s burn it, Pookie! Let’s burn this motherfucker down! Let’s burn it down! Let’s burn it! So you guys maybe should just suck it up and go to White Castle.
NPH wouldn’t but “NPH” would.
The talk of people setting themselves on fire during sex made me think of the scene in Go where one of the bridesmaids the Brit hooks up with sets a tissue she had stuffed in her nose on fire while getting high. They were all white though.
On-topic, Harold and Kumar is awesome and I generally hate stoner comedies or even comedies for the college demographic.
I think the IMDb reviews were from fans of the genre, and it’s a great example of the genre.
But like the OP, it wasn’t the kind of comedy I was expecting when I sat down with the DVD remote.
Luckily I realised my mood was in error, switched expectations and had a great time watching it.
A bit like when I watched Dark Star, thinking it was Dark Crystal. That could have been such a disappointment (but wasn’t.)
I don’t know what you missed, but my wife and I loved this movie. Maybe we should put it on the Netflix queue. I hate the stoner movies too, but this was something different. I loved the NPH cameo as well, it was a great WTF moment.
IIRC, the script was written with another fast food joint in mind (Burger King?) but the place wouldn’t sign on. However, White Castle didn’t pay a cent for the mention. They did do some cross promotion (sort of risqué for an R-rated flick), but it wasn’t required.
It’s one of my favourite comedies of all time. Funnier with each viewing, sober or no. And even though it’s about two horny guys, it’s actually sort of intelligent and damn creative (Weeeeedy!). Except for the Battle Shits. That was just retarded.
Harold and Kumar go to Burger King? Eh. Doesn’t work for me.
Harold and Kumar go to McDonald’s? Too obvious?
Harold and Kumar go to Wendy’s? Maybe.
But Harold and Kumar go to White Castle? Brilliant! The food there may suck but the cadence, the tone…ahh.