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It’s been a bleak couple of months on the movie front, with the typical January and February doldrums extending into March. No one really got all that excited about 10,000 BC this weekend, despite Warner’s fondest hopes, and the club-and-bare-feet epic made a so-so $35 million at the box office. Luckily for fans of quality cinema, though, hope is on the way — and it comes in the form of Harold and Kumar.
We were prepared to ironically love Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, but we didn’t expect to unironically love it as much as we did. So between that and the unicorn, we were already pretty excited about its sequel, Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. And now, the first review we’ve seen — in Variety — has us foaming at the mouth to see this movie. “Animal House meets Dr. Strangelove?” Are they kidding? A scene where Rob Corddry, playing the head of the Department of Homeland Security, wipes his ass with the Bill of Rights? We’re totally in! When does it come out?
But that’s forever! There is not a single movie coming out between now and then we want to see more than this. Why? Because Variety calls it “one of the ballsiest comedies to come out of Hollywood in a long time,” and such is the genius of the Harold & Kumar franchise that this statement can likely be taken both literally and figuratively. Come on, New Line, release it this week! What do you have to lose? Your company’s already being gutted!
Who’s with us? Seriously, you’d rather see Horton Hears a Who this weekend?
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay [Variety]C’mon, New Line, Just Release ‘Harold & Kumar’ Early