The stoner comedy duo of Harold and Kumar are back in “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.” Also starring fan favorite Neil Patrick Harris, the film is made in 3D, which might be very effective since 3D can lend itself to humor (sometimes unintentionally) really fast. Using it in a comedy should be gold.
Quite a few of the critics loved the film, however the audience seemed to love it more. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the critics gave it a 75% fresh rating, while audiences gave it an 81% rating. The overall consensus, according to the site, is that “Harold & Kumar” is “[s]till raunchy, still irreverent, and still hit-and miss,” as well as having “a Christmas miracle; The audience gets to see the sweeter side of the duo.”
While most critics gave it mostly positive reviews (with some mention of the film being, according to ReelViews’ James Berardinelli, “scattershot,”) Melissa Anderson from the Village Voice said the film “still reads as angry [like the first two films, which touched on politics], but the ire comes across as self-loathing, the filmmakers unable to mask their cynicism about their own project.”
What did you think about the film? Did you love it, or did you think it was completely ridiculous in a bad way?