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Dude, we're so high right now.

I suspect both my intelligence and emotional quotient scores must have taken a steep dip after watching yesterday’s movie. Leave common sense at the door and employ 100% suspension of disbelief before you proceed, thank you very much.

I have not quite seen anyone riding on a cheetah. See, trying to read that sentence aloud with a straight face is not as easy as I thought.

And so we followed the misadventures of two guys as they embark on a journey to attain something that we would have regarded as simple and undoubtedly, achievable. Understandably so, this being an 88-minute movie, things will not be that easy for them.

Yes – they rode on a cheetah. Had their car stolen by Doogie Howser, MD. Pursued by a bunch of wacky cops. Performed what looked like a three-minute surgery. Endured battleships of the other kind.

Oh, the absurdity of it all.

And all that trouble for what?

Kumar: I’m fucking starving! I figured I’d bust you out and we’d go get some burgers.

Of course, this is meant to be a feel-good, no-brainer movie, with the aim to do nothing else but provide you absolute entertainment. Seeing them finally gobbling down their food (all 60 burgers – or as they called it, slyders), their faces displaying wide, sheepish grins at their victory, does warrant a cheer after all.

When you think about it, it is all human nature, really. Cravings, desires, greed. Leading to satisfaction, and the need to succeed. By driving people to extremes, and to do things one never would have thought possible.

Harold: No. I want that feeling. The feeling that comes over a man when he gets exactly what he desires. I need that feeling!

Don’t we all, Roldy. Don’t we all.

Details of this entry.Monday, January 09, 2006, filed under Reviews.
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  1. harold and kumar go to white castle! haha… dat was a really funny movie.. :P

    nerdook | 09/01/06 09:57 PM



  2. NEIL PATRICK HARRIS!

    poptart | 09/01/06 09:59 PM



  3. neil patrick harris’ uber-retro-cool computer!

    anyway, neither of ur quotients have dipped if u do realise it’s just one of those random stoner movies.
    and if u really want to get down to the nitty-gritty, the cheetah ride was probably imagined.

    soporific | 10/01/06 01:53 PM



  4. Nerdook – It was simply one hilarious ride. ;)

    Poptart – Somehow I was expecting that to pop up here, heh heh.

    Soporific – Aww… if they imagined it then it’d take away most of the craziness. :D

    Strizzt | 10/01/06 11:54 PM



  5. man i missed white castle. and taco bells. sighs

    spoonfork | 12/01/06 01:29 AM



  6. Spoonfork – There will always be repeats on Astro… or get the DVD. Heh. :)

    Strizzt | 12/01/06 09:49 PM



  7. well, if its craziness u want, then they didnt imagine it.

    soporific | 15/01/06 01:35 AM



  8. I just watched it on Astro; I’d say it was a disappointment. Dude Where’s My Car, Wayne’s World and maybe Bill & Ted are way funnier. Neither Harold nor Kumar could make you laugh just by looking at their faces, causing lots of dead time. Neither of them were spazzing out. And to think the movie has weed while the other movies don’t, they should’ve had more outrageous gags. Instead, they are immersed in sober realism.

    Albert Ng | 27/01/06 03:09 AM



  9. i dont see why having weed should immediately mean more laughs to be elicited. it’s true that bill & ted and wayne’s world are funnier, but then, that’s like saying, don’t go and watch the constant gardener because syriana is better at geopolitics. when i’d say, go watch both. white castle isn’t a bad movie, just not as good as the above.
    btw, dude, where’s my car DOES have weed. or maybe you were too stoned to notice.

    soporific | 28/01/06 12:28 AM



  10. Heh. I watched “Dude, Where’s My Car?” a while back – only halfway though. It did not really hold my attention for long.

    Strizzt | 28/01/06 10:42 AM



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