(Note the difference between my movie scores for the two versions.
Yep, it's that much better in 3D.) Does that mean you should avoid Harold and Kumar's Christmas carol if you don't have a 3D setup? Fans of the series will no doubt love the 2D version for everything it is and more but, in two dimensions, the chronic duo's third misadventure doesn't stack up to the original.
To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn. Harold and Kumar's third big screen outing is also one of the few films that are far more fun to watch in 3D.
For more about A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and the A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Blu-ray release, see A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Blu-ray Review published by "No, no, no, Mr. In 2D, a slew of jokes and visual hijinks are all but neutered, making it that rare flick that you absolutely must watch in 3D, even if you have to trek to a friend's house to do so.
Perez's respect, patch up Kumar's relationship with his pregnant ex (Danneel Harris), and elicit help from their old pal Neil Patrick Harris (resurrected from the dead after being shot in Escape from Guantanamo Bay).
In between all that, Todd's daughter slides down a slippery slope into the world of drug abuse (oh, how hard you'll laugh), Todd and Adrian get trapped in Sergei's closet, and Harold and Kumar have to escape Sergei's henchmen, survive a Claymation hallucination, take on a cocky teen in an epic game of beer pong, get drugged, dodge bullets, perform on Broadway with NPH, nearly kill St. ahem, from a frozen pole (picture a very R-rated Christmas Story), and befriend a lonely but ever-so-loyal Waffle Bot.
Jimmy was waiting for the technology to catch up with the story that needed to be told. So I guess Victor Hugo did do this already." And that's A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.
In Harold & Kumar 3, this is a story that needed to be told. So we are living at the greatest time imaginable, where a story about an idiotic Indian stoner (Kal Penn as Kumar) and his vaguely uptight Korean friend (John Cho as Harold) drive around in a car with the guy from Reno 911 (Lennon as Harold's toolbox tagalong, Todd), and that other kid whose name escapes me (Amir Blumenfeld as Kumar's obnoxious new bestie, Adrian), and look for a Christmas tree. Charles Dickens would have loved to have written that story. Endless jokes, wry jabs and random asides built around a harmlessly flimsy plot: two former friends reunite to track down the last flawless fir in New York to replace a treasured Christmas tree they accidentally incinerate after tossing a lit joint out the window; a tree that was groomed to perfection over eight long years by Harold's intimidating father in law, Mr.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Thomas Lennon: "Certain times in the world, uh...
subject matter has been waiting for the technology to catch up.
It would be heartwarming if it weren't so raunchy and irreverent.
But, with director Todd Strauss-Schulson at the wheel and writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg cackling in the back seat, it's smart raunch and clever irreverence.
The return of Harold's assistant, Kenneth (Bobby Lee) or Kumar's drug-dealing mall Santa (Patton Oswalt)?