This could be by far the funniest film this year. The plot is easy to follow, as it borrows from most action flicks you see these days, but the way in which it is made is incredible. The fact that these are puppets is enough to make you laugh throughout the entire film. The jokes are funny and don't fall flat. As I was watching the opening, I thought it might run out of steam as it went on. My ticket said it went for almost 2 hours, and I wondered how it would sustain the entire time. It flew. The film is a guilty pleasure.
And parents, before you take your kids to see this, then complain it was disgusting, please read the R Rating! Sit back, relax and watch, but not with coke in your mouth. It will get spit everywhere.
This film introduces us to two characters. Harold (American Pie's MILF boy, John Cho) who is an overworked accountant. Kumar (Van Wilder's Ken Pal) is a bloke simply trying to get into medical school courtesy of his father. Basically, these guys get stoned and hungry. They decide to go to White Castle for burgers. What seems like an easy task turns into a night they will never forget. Obstacles include A bunch of racist hoodlums, a racoon, a leopard, a freaky looking weirdo ad a funny cameo by Doogie Houser.
The two leads are very funny, and use the idea of the story in the best ways possible. All in all, this is a fun film you will enjoy watching. No, it doesn't have any artistic qualities, and no, it would even make it into consideration for any awards (save maybe the MTV MOVIE AWARDS). If you go to see a film like this though, you don't expect it. Just sit back, shut off your brain and enjoy!
A lot of people don't like it. They hate it for all the wrong reasons. The plot is not thick enough, the acting isn't Award Winning, The story is silly. The editing is bad. This is nothing but whinging. Yes, some of those are true, but in the end, that is what can make for a good movie.
from the beginning, you can see where the film leads. There doesn't seem to be any particular twist, however the film does start and finish in a way that there is no room for a sequel (PLEASE DON'T MAKE ONE!).
Worth a look. Just turn off your brain, sit back and go with it.
The film is extremely funny in places, and when it isn't Extremely funny, it is really funny! I found myself laughing more during five minutes of this film, than I did in the ENTIRE original film, it is that hilarious. There is not much more I could say, except... FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY! A definite 10/10.
From the moment the film opens, you can already feel the magic beginning again. Some special effects, which don't feel much different to that of Lord of the Rings are also nicely included. Aside form the magic and interesting plot, are of course, the cast.
Daniel, Rupert and Emma (Harry, Ron and Hermione) all return in fine form, playing their roles even better than in the original 2 films. Although it seems, in most cases, Emma carries the film, even with the guys by her side. All seem much more comfortable in their roles as well. Michael Gambon plays Dumbledore to perfection. Richard Harris will be missed in the series, but Michael, while not trying to replace Richard, adds his own touch to the character.
Hogwarts Castle looks better than it ever has. The set actually has a darker feel to that of the original films. Even though much of the film takes place out doors.
No bad points here. The film is just as respectable as the originals, even better! The run time may put parents off taking younger kids along, but then again, the film is not for the really young.
The plot is very basic, just like the animation. the 4 boys sneak into an R rated film featuring their favourite actors. Afterwards, they start swearing in the most offensive ways possible. The parents blame Canada, and hence a war is started between the two countries.
The film takes a look at how our ratings system is going down hill, and how parents don't care about ratings. They just care about how the film could be banned from being released. I think it has an important message with regards to this ratings war, which is always going on.
To create an animated film is very difficult. To create an animated film from a television series, and actually have it work is even more difficult. Trey Parker and Matt Stone have done a great job. I am a HUGE Simpsons fan, and even I don't believe a Simpsons Movie could top this. Definitley one of the best animated comedies in a long time, that will continue to be critically acclaimed.
5 out of 5.