Weekend Movie Guide: Harold & Kumar back, stoned
This time with more drugs, bigger laughs, bigger nudity! | Photo courtesy of New Line Cinema
I think it will be hard for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay to replicate the success of the original Harold & Kumar adventure. Sure, Guantanamo Bay will almost certainly make more money, but I can't imagine it capturing the innocent magic that was White Castle. Think about it--the Neil Patrick Harris joke can really only work once and how do you find a better nude standee than Malin Akerman? Everything about Guantanamo seems bigger, more absurd and ultimately less funny. Still, I'll be there. Probably a little buzzed, too.
I know it's almost sexist heresy to say so, but I don't find Tina Fey to be particularly funny. She's a good writer and I certainly like 30 Rock, but that's mostly for the wackiness of Tracy Morgan and the brilliance of Alec Baldwin. As a performer, though, Fey just leaves me cold (Amy Poehler leaves me even colder--too much manic, clench-teethed...effort). As such, I can't imagine the torture of sitting through Baby Mama. It's really just a re-tread of The Odd Couple and that's an awfully tired premise out of which to try to wring anything fresh.