‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’ Trailer: 3D Run Amok On Purpose

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:59 pm,

A Very Harold Kumar Christmas 3D Trailer A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Trailer: 3D Run Amok On Purpose

Harold and Kumar are back for a third adventure, and this time the trees they’re lighting up are Christmas ones. And they’re doing it all up in your face.

The trailer for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is out, and it features the titular stoner duo (played by Kal Penn and John Cho) up to their usual antics, with Neil Patrick Harris in tow, raising hell as…Neil Patrick Harris.

But is Harold & Kumar-brand comedy a match for holiday themes, let alone 3D? Such is the challenge facing this threequel.

Before we get into the trailer, check out the synopsis for the film:

Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree.

Basically the same kind of broad setup for episodic misadventure that we’ve seen in every one of these films. By now you know if you like it or not. I’m personally a fan of the second film, and though the writers of the series (Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg) are penning this third film as well, it’s questionable whether or not it was a good idea passing off directing duties to someone else (TV and short film director Todd Strauss-Schulson).

Take a look at the trailer for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (courtesy of Yahoo Movies) and decide for yourself if the directorial style is to your liking:

So yes, they poke fun and get meta with the fact that this movie is sporting some ridiculous 3D, but does that make the 3D look enjoyable, or is it just as off-putting? You decide.

For my part, the film looks really off in its digital format. To crisp, too hollow – it’s almost as if Michael Mann made a Harold & Kumar 3D movie. Still though – Neil Patrick Harris is back, and better than ever. So that’s something.

As always with this type of film, it might be best to wait until a red-band trailer hits before proclaiming final judgment. The second film was ridiculously (and hilariously) raunchy, and this trailer does tease some pretty messed up stuff that could potentially go down in the movie. Things could get weird.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas will be in theaters on November 4, 2011.

Source: Yahoo Movies

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  1. cmon man, two pages for this article? That desperate for clicks…love screenrant but seriously

    • i find it amazing what people choose to complain about.

      to the screenrant team… keep up the good work.

  2. I’ve actually never seen any of the Harold & Kumar movies, but now I’m thinking that I need to. This looks really funny.
    I love a good Christmas comedy, and this one looks extra raunchy.

  3. these guys were the dream setup for a messed up christmas movie,might actually see it at the theater

  4. NPH for the win!!! Looks great!

    @twistedburton — You’re in for a treat (especially with the first movie).

  5. really they shot sata claus love the first two movies but not this

  6. I will definitely see this :)

  7. i liked the first two, but this one just looks stupid. it barely seems as if written by the same people, even though it is. it seems more written by the god aweful people who produce those horrible ‘disaster movie’ and meet the spartans’ spin offs. the 3d gimmick is pretty tired for me (i actually hate seeing movies in 3d unless filmed in that format) and doesnt work for comedies (jackass 3d excluded). i hate when something overstays its welcome.. sad since the first two were so funny. PASS.

    • this film WAS shot in 3d, not converted

  8. Never seen the first two, but this looks hilarious.
    And I read in an interview elsewhere that there will definitely be some worse stuff then what was shown here, it involves lesbians nuns and pedophile priests, and more stuff in a dirty christmas movie. Sounds like fun.

  9. I’m shocked you liked the second… Honestly I’m shocked anyone liked the second. I enjoyed the first film it was dark, funny and unique. The second was just bad all around IMO. I’ll watch this one, but I’ll probably wait a while before I do. It doesn’t look to be much better than the second.

    Also IMO taking advantage of 3D to add to the comedy ruins the experience of enjoying a film after it’s out of the theaters. 3D tvs are not wide spread at this point and after it’s out of the theaters half the jokes will just fall flat.

    • Off from your high horse please & chill with the “I’m shocked anyone liked the 2nd film.” It’s not Citizen Kane nor pretends to be.

      The 2nd film was dumb fun, a logical extension of the characters during a wacky time when there were terrorists supposedly everywhere.

      i’m sure this one will be fun too.

      • Give me a break. Get off my high horse ? Really?

        I was expressing my honest opinion. I was seriously shocked that anyone liked it. I thought it was a terrible film. Everyone I know and have talked to about it hated it and at the best simply thought it was tolerable and no where near as good as the first.

        It has nothing to do with being on a high horse.

        If I was being a snob on a high horse I wouldn’t of liked the first film. However, I loved it. The second was just not good IMO.

        • I’m with you Daniel F the second movie was garbage. First one was really funny. -excuse us for seeing through the cracks.

  10. Yeah I think this is a dvd rental to me. lol… although the 3D looks like fun to me!

  11. The trailer does look hilarious but my expectations are still low, I’ll have to wait and read reviews on this one

  12. Looks… Hillarious!!! Laughed more during that trailer than all the comedy films of this year put together.

    • def one of the first movie trailers i’ve laughed at in a while too. the other being 30 min or less

  13. I don’t smoke weed and HATE stoner comedy. But these movies are still so funny and include more than just weed jokes. I can’t wait. I might actually see it in 3D.

    • You know you don’t have to be a stoner to enjoy a comedy about stoners, right?

      • It sure helps though. :)

  14. NPH FTW

  15. Now that is a American Christmas Story worth watching LMAO Bobby Lee

  16. I like it, a funny movie that doesn’t take itself seriously. Just a fun, R rated ride. Going to see this for sure.

  17. this looks funny lol prob gonna see this

  18. Lol love the first two Harold and Kumars probably gonna see this one. Haha got this to see and The Sitter this December.