Harold and Kumar

Just what the Doctor ordered.(heh)
I decided to sit down and watch a/some movies. One of them in particular were the Harold and Kumar series which I got it sometime back, just as soon as I read some comments about John Cho when he was given the role of 'Sulu' in JJ Abram's 2009 Star Trek movie reboot. Right now, there are only two movies made with the third coming out in 2008. But alas, it did not happen because John Cho was busy with Star Trek and Kal Penn, in his April 2009 announcement, is now furthering his political career as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. So, there goes his role as Lawrence Kutner in the House TV series too, which, as usual, I did not get the chance to watch. Anyway, I am still not sure why they're so famous even though I hardly necognise the writers. I mean, I did not know they did "Dude, where's my Car" and I did not even know much about the movie except for some revoltingly sagging grandma breasts and a fainting dog. Ha ha ha ha.

Harold and Kumar goes to White Castle (2004)
This is the first of the two movies. Harold Lee is a shy and insecure guy who works as an analyst while his best friend and roomate, Kumar is well, the opposite of Harold. But we learn later on, Kumar is a Medical genius but who does not want to be in the Medical Profession. He's only there for the interviews to please his Dad or he will be cut off. Anyway, Harold promised Kumar that they will have an evening of getting stoned but during the last minute, he was given 'extra' work from his shirking workmates. And so, in that evening, after getting stoned, they saw the 'White Castle' ad and their real adventure starts from there. And yeah, someone got the girl too.

Its quite a funny movie and more like a 'journey' type where after their journey, everything worked out well and Harold changes. But there are some moments which really made me laugh out loud despite the blatant nudity and strong association with drug taking:

1) Kumar's pubes and Harold's scissors
2) Getting the cheetah high and what they did afterwards.

Image taken from www.impawards.com

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
This is the sequel and could possibly be the last movie despite the producer's enthusiasm. As both actors have gone on to different careers. Apart from the normal nudity, drugs and racism, this movie now centres more on how racism and terrorists are linked together. The second movie takes off right after the first where Kumar has booked a flight for the two of them for Harold to go Maria after since '10 days' was a bit too long. The 'journey' starts when Kumar decides to have a joint in the plane with his new smokeless bong invention. One thing led to another, his 'bong' became a 'bomb' and the duo were sent to Guantanamo Bay as terrorists. The only way to escape is to get help from Colton, who is marrying Kumar's ex, Vanessa.

Here, we learn more about the character's history and the highlights:
1) How Kumar became who he is from Vanessa
2) What Kumar did to Harold's toothbrush
3) Smoking weed with the President
4) The Square Root of Three

Image take from www.collider.com

And here is the touching poem (OK, I think its brilliant), as reveal to Venessa by Kumar which is very nice (this was taken from David Feinberg, who wrote the poem)

I fear that I will always be
A lonely number like root three

The three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a nine

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic

I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality

When hark! What is this I see,
Another square root of a three

Has quietly come waltzing by,
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer

We break free from our mortal bonds
With the wave of magic wands

Our square root signs become unglued
Your love for me has been renewed

And here is the YouTube video:

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