Sunday, August 01, 2004

Dude, did Doogie Howser just steal my car?

Why haven't you seen Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle yet?

No, I'm serious. Go see this movie. I know that you're not really into fart, poo, ass, tit, sex and other dumb jokes like that. But trust me on this one -- this is a good flick and you should see it dammit. And it's not just because I'm rooting for the Asian American actors and hoping that this will lead to some other interesting roles for Asian Americans in the future.

Yes, I know the plot is paper thin and given away in the title. Harold and Kumar will get their burgers after a night of being stoned. But like life, it's the journey and not the destination that makes this flick worthwhile.

Let's just say they don't blow their wad on all of the jokes in the preview. Some of the jokes are even funnier than the ones shown in the preview. Neil Patrick Harris is comedy gold. Wilson Phillips is awesome. The use of the word "extreme" to poke fun at mass-marketing is great. Kal Penn is a hottie. Rabid raccoons are funny. Marrying a bag of weed is funny.

You're still reading this aren't you? Why aren't you at the theater yet? Go see this movie.

Rotten Tomatoes gave it a fresh rating. A.O. Scott of the New York Times loved it as well as Ebert and Roper.

"But Viv," I can hear you whining, "I don't agree with those critics."

Then how about this: Jeff liked it. Yes, he did. He sat next to me giggling, snickering and laughing. Enich liked it. I liked it and I'm known as the one who bitches excessively about movies.

Trust me. If you don't like it, you can revoke my movie dictator status. It can't be worse than The Doom Generation
or Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.

You're still reading this? Don't worry about me. Go see the movie. I'll still be here.


K. said...

WORD! Listen to Viv!

Amanda said...

Hey! I'm in England! "The Bourne Supremecy" hasn't even opened here yet!

Viv said...

OK. Amanda has a freebie. But the rest of you yanks have no excuse. Go see this movie!