Movie Reviews A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas

The third Harold & Kumar movie is in 3D -- and that technology is captured for laughs by the writers and stars, John Cho and Kal Penn in A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas . "Leave it to a Harold & Kumar' movie to expose modern 3D for the tawdry gimmick it is while understanding that's at least half the enjoyment," writes Ty Burr in the Boston Globe. At one point in the film, Harold asks, "Hasn't the whole 3D thing jumped the shark by now?" Carrie Rickey in the Philadelphia Inquirer answers that question this way "Yes, it has. But as deployed, 1950s-style, in this geek Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis romp with pot and peyote and ecstasy in place of Johnnie Walker, it taps the funnybone. The 3D jokes are reliably funny." And Claudia Puig in USA Today observes, "While it mocks 3D technology, it also makes relatively fresh use of it." Several critics note that the movie delivers gags as fast as any in the Airplane series. "Not all the gags work," writes Lou Lumenick in the New York Post , "but there are moments of brilliance." There are also enough ethnic gags to offend just about every minority (despite the fact that Penn is the son of Indian immigrants and Cho was born in South Korea). Roger Ebert, who writes one of the few negative reviews of the movie, remarks, "It's not that I was particularly offended; it's that I didn't laugh very much."

04/11/2011


Contactmusic

Tags: John Cho - Expose - Johnnie Walker - Kal Penn - Roger Ebert


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer" Reaches Viral Status: Most Watched Trailer Of 2014

If you’re not a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, that’s ok, apparently the...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

You've heard the song on the radio. People are humming it anywhere...

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

It’s been a well-documented rise to fame for Chris Pratt – the guy who used...

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just...

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014
Advertisement

Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In "Sharknado 2: The Second One"

As unfortunate as the idea of Sharknado 2 sounds, it’s happening. Let that...

Tara Reid - Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber are reported to have clashed on a night out on the island of Ibiza...

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were seen together at a movie screening on Monday...

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

John Cho Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Cho

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All