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Capone knows what to call HAROLD AND KUMAR 2!!

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. I haven't seen this little bit of inspired news land anywhere else yet (maybe it has), but I just got word directly from New Line that the title of the new HAROLD & KUMAR film has been changed. When I spoke to Kal Penn late last year, the rumored plot line had the happy stoners heading to Amsterdam, and for all I know that's still in the cards. For several months now the title for the film that has been circulating was HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO AMSTERDAM. Not exactly original, but loaded with comic possibilities. If you were paying attention, the teaser trailer that leaked a few weeks back didn't actually have a full title attached to it. But according to New Line, the film (scheduled to open February 8, 2008) has the boys starting their adventure in a very different place, and it makes me wonder if they are playing off the not-so-veiled racism that Kumar experienced in the last film ("Thank you, come again."). So what's the new, socially relevant title being promoted by New Line? HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY Oh my. Any thoughts, folks? Capone

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  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    they suck

    by greekopa

    first 1 gay

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Harold and Kumar Got to Amsterdam?

    by Garbageman33

    I hate to say this, but your proofreading has been for shit lately.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Amsterdam >>> Guantanamo Bay

    by gruntybear

    C'mon, it's an updated stoner flick. Since Amsterdam is essentially the only sane place on the planet as far as drug policies go, the title should be a complete no-brainer.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Let the bitching about Star Trek begin!

    by Zarles

    Who the hell are Harold and Kumar?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Fuck that. Where is "Dude, Where Is My Car 2?"

    by DerLanghaarige

    Much better movie IMO.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    deborah kerr died tuesday and star trek sucks...

    by jig98

    there i said it.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    The script is shit.

    by Uncapie

    Its racist, spiteful drivel and not funny at all. Good way to alienate the movie going public and kill off a franchise, rocket scientists at New Line.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    wow chink and indian stoned ,their hip

    by greekopa

    silly bastards, gonna go eat some cow now

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    In theory, I like the concept

    by Bobo_Vision

    In theory. A parody of the whole excessive paranoia terrorist thing could be quite entertaining, and there are only so many jokes you can do about being stoned. So ideally, if they make it to Amsterdam in the end, you could have a good balance between both. <p> And greekopa, with your comment "wow chink and indian stoned, their hip", you have successfully confirmed the theory that the majority of racists are dumber than dirt. Way to go!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by ruthless_gravity

    Thats just retarded. Even though the Amsterdam title isnt exactle clever, it still, like Capone says, opens up comic possibilities. Why the fuck would u change the title to something that is bound to drum up controversy??? Oh wait. Thats right, its the only possible reason for the change: free press.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    they were filming in Louisianna

    by liljuniorbrown

    Seriously, where does that stand in for either of those places? They were filimng in like Baton Rouge or Shreveport so I hope atleast Kal and the guys got some sweet southern groupie ass out of the deal, two college towns down here in the deep south, if they couldn't score they're retarted. If they do an interview promoting this shit somebody has to ask them that.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    True story: I know a guy who was at GITMO

    by The Dum Guy

    I know a guy who was stationed there the night all those "detainees" committed suicide. He said he was drunk as shit and had less than an hours sleep when they woke him up to help take care of it. He said other than that one time, it wasn't that bad a place to be stationed.<br><br>As far as the movie goes, I'm not sure what to think about the title. Do they end up going to Cuba and mess with Fidel?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    We've known it wasn't Amsterdam for a LONG time

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    both cho and penn had said in interviews that it wasnt the title, that they dont even go to amsterdam in this movie - they get stopped at the airport. im glad to know the new title, but it's no surprise at all that amsterdam wasnt the title.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    I'd sooner suck the $h1t out of Jabba's arse...

    by Floyd_Dylan

    ...than watch this.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Harold and Kumar Go Back to the Well

    by Garbageman33

    Only to realize it's been dry for years.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by tracheattack

    I, too, went to a screening of this piece of shit.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by tracheattack

    ... and the only advice I gave them was to cut out Gitmo. I can't believe they think this is controversial, when all it is is frustratingly off the pulse.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I don't really care...

    by PurityOfEssence

    The teaser didn't really grab me. Though maybe a stoner road movie that is trying to be politically topical will be successful - or maybe it will just fall apart.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by ye olde shiza

    That was the one scene I laughed at in the movie. I just enjoyed the idea that Kal Penn was eating Crispin Glover's shit amusing. It wasn't about shit, in general. Just some pale psychopath's. Later on, I started thinking about that scene as a metaphor for everyone in the film ... ala having to eat shit before you get some good parts in Hollywood. If you're wondering why I did all this thinking, it's because I wrote a review of it ... a truly God-awful film.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    H&K Escape from GITMO = best title of the year

    by Mullah Omar

    I hope this isn't a case of the title being better than the film itself. Like "Snakes on a Plane"...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    H & K Suck Balls!

    by Det David Mills

    I cannot believe they are making a sequel to this steaming pile of crap. I hadn't been on a date with "Mary Jane" for a long time before H&K: GTWC. SO...I took her to the movies, figuring I would really love seeing this movie with "Mary". WELL...I fell asleep! NOW...before you start talking about "Mary" having the tendency to be a boring date...I want to expound...because I too essentially thought maybe my attraction to "Mary" had wained and I just couldn't handle her anymore. SO...I took "Mary" to see Napoleon Dynamite and I ended up just about crapping myself. H&K is a terrible ?Franchise? to even invest in. The only, ONLY saving grace was Neil Patrick Harris! He was the only enjoyable part of the movie. It was awesome to see Doogie Howser, as a toked up sex addict! PLEASE SOMEONE STOP THIS MOVIE! I think it actually killed more of my brain cells than "Mary" did! - "Dave's not here man!"

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST



    That would be better.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Doogie to the Rescue!

    by 5 by 5

    So what does Doogie storm the barbed wire and rescue them from Guantanamo? I think I'd rather enjoy a BM.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST


    by palewook

    yeah um. 1st title was better

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    How about......

    by D o o d

    Harold and Kumar the stereotyping unfunny movie with lame actors. I live in Amsterdam and I can tell you the only people who get stoned here are tourists and losers. Another turd from the place where most shit is created. Thanks Hollywood..!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I know what to call it

    by Abominable Snowcone


  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    I have a better title.

    by El Scorcho

    Harold and Kumar Escape from Harold and Kumar. Makes more sense.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by Orionsangels

    Featuring MechaKong

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by TheDohDoh

    Like I was saying, the best way to comment on the war is not via movies like Redacted and Lions/Lambs, it's through comedy. PLEASE LET BUSH STAR IN THIS FUCKING MOVIE AND BE ATTACKED BY STONED LIONS AND BEARS.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Saying that title aloud...

    by Kid Z like gargling with a mouthful of marbles. Can't they at least try to punch it up a little?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but Dood...

    by Kid Z

    ... what other reason is there to go to Amsterdam? The free bicycles? The many canals? Well... maybe the brothels...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I cant believe the people who are criticizing this movie for being "racist" or "stereotyping." That's the WHOLE POINT! They're making fun of racists and stereotypes! Did you guys even see the first movie? or the teaser for this one? ("Al Qaeda and North Korea working together?!" LMAO!!)

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Det David Mills

    by slone13

    Why not just say you smoked pot? It's ok. I smoke every day. Hundreds of millions of others do too. All the "Mary" references are just silly.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    Wow could be touchy...

    by JunoFallon

    I normally don't like these kinds of flicks but H&K made me laugh.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    President Evil

    by slone13

    You can call the movie whatever you want. It's your head. In my head I call it "Harold & Kumar made me laugh one hungover Sunday afternoon on my couch a few years ago when I decided to watch it on cable". I'm gonna title the second one pretty much the same thing. In my head, of course.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by Kentucky Colonel

    Love to the Dutch. Can't wait till next July and my return trip!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Harold and Kumar: To Hell and Back...

    by idahomer

    well, since Sly isn't using it.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Dude. Where's My Car?


  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    I wonder...

    by Larry of Arabia

    Will everyone at New Line be on the terrorist watch list now, or just those associated with this move?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by Sappers Forward

    To all you tree hugg'n pink spandex wear'n girly men that cry about this movie being racist: South Park does it every episode and that show is still on the air and it's the funniest shit on T.V. So grow some balls you limp wristed momma's boys and learn to laugh a little on the behalf of the human race. Durka durka!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    I think everyone needs to remove the sticks from their asses.

    by brokentusk

    That title is really funny, much better than the obvious HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO AMSTERDAM, or (the pathetic) HAROLD AND KUMAR 2. The first film is a classic, perhaps you need to have smoked weed before in order to be in on the joke, but since THAT IS THE NATURE of the film, it works really well.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4 p.m. CST


    by TheBloop

    Now that would be cool, but way too short. Plus, those Islamic Terrorists really don't know who to light their films. But at least they stay away from that "Blue" look every one is doing now.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Um... could it be more obvious?

    by nonsensical

    This will probably be the second in a Harold and Kumar Trilogy. Amsterdam is the one after this I'm sure since the last one (and likely this one) took place over the course of about twelve hours. Since it's not weeks or months covered in this film I'll bet that these two will get stuck in airports and prison and who knows what before they actually get to Amsterdam. The girl was supposed to be gone for a couple of weeks, so the last of the trilogy will likely deal with them in Amsterdam tracking down the girl and pay off with the "get the girl" thing. I'd also bet that if they get to Amsterdam in this film then it won't be for very long. Maybe the last quarter of the film in which they get massively sidetracked leading into the next one. I'm sure someone thought that audiences might mistake this for EuroTrip or maybe a test audience just didn't like the whole Amsterdam thing all that much so the jokes and film were reworked to maybe develop the characters and the ideas better. <p> It's definately possible... I mean story and well timed (delivered) humor are the most important things in a comedy, right? <p> ...right??...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Free Medical Care?

    by Shady Drifter

    Haven't these two guys seen Sicko? Why escape when others are trying to break in to get free medical assistance? The grass is always greener on the other side eh? Well I guess we should just smoke the grass we got here at this point...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Is there a competition for longest title somewhere?

    by CherryValance


  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    Harold & Kumar escape from cinemas staright to dvd

    by barnaby jones

    Thats what should be happening.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    A comedy about extraordinary rendition and enhanced interrogatio

    by Trader Groucho 2

    Dude! I am SO THERE! <p> I would like to see a film that shows the Bushies all the respect the Marx Brothers would give them.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Ha ha ha Kid Z

    by D o o d

    I'm glad you mentioned that about Amsterdam KidZ. It is amazing that Amsterdam has this reputation of Brothels, Bikes and Grass. It is the image that is spread and that's why I got so angry about this stupid movie. Let me tell you all a little secret about Amsterdam. It is a place of some of the most hottest chics in the world. I have travelled all over the world and I can tell you, I have never seen a country/race so beautiful (bar Sweden). The dutch are beautiful, fashionable, extremely intelligent and probably the most friendly and welcoming people I have ever met. (by the way I'm originally from England. I live and work here now). You guys should not go and see this dumb movie and come and visit. I have a spare couch, you're all welcome..!!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    are you kidding?

    by onefatman

    is it april the first? coz that sounds like BULLSHIT

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by SPECTRE007

    So when did the film geek world go from screaming about how movies have lost the art and are just paint by numbers to defending a Harold and Kumar "Franchise?" People are saying this will kill the Franchise? What franchise? Take a film class and ditch the Business 101. The only thing worse than Hollywood making movies like McDonald's is the public rejoicing in it.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST


    by Ferf Muckmeyer

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Already saw the first half of the movie

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    There's no way they could call it that, considering they're in Guantanamo for MAYBE 10 minutes.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    wow Rice-Eater and Punjab stoned ,their hip:Greekopa

    by yippyj

    Greekopa Being racist is hip(sarcasm) Point your racist name calling elsewhere, what the hell are you doing on this site I'm sure there are plenty of right wing forums for you to post coons, wogs, pakis, chinks.....and your other ignorant slurs on.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Harold and Kumar go to Honey Baked Ham Company

    by INWOsuxRED

    Harrison Ford steals their car and get some strippers with SHilo LaBoof

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Harold and Kumar go America on Everybody's Asses!!!

    by Boondock Devil

    Now THAT would be a title.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Harold and Kumar Witness the Assassination of Jesse James by the

    by TheMarineBiologist

    I am willing to bet that the title was just cut off by AICN's new Talkback-machine.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Points to Boondock Devil

    by TheMarineBiologist

    Dammit, Charlie!

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Stupid title

    by Dazzler69

    Should be the original. HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO AMSTERDAM Maybe for the third one.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Those of you wishing it was Amsterdam are missing the point...

    by Lemming

    What fucking good would a stoner movie be set in a place where weed is legal? C'mon guys just think for a moment before you post your "ZOMG!!!11" shit.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    You have got to be kidding me?

    by thatothercaptainjack

    for fuck sake

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST


    by Darth Bauer

    Part 3

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST


    by Darth Bauer

    Part 4

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    H&K2: 2 HAROLD 2 KUMAR

    by Darth Bauer

    Part 2

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST


    by Darth Bauer

    Part 7

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST


    by Darth Bauer

    Part 9

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST


    by GrandMuffTarkin

    If they make this title work, I'd be surprised.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by TheBaxter

    not enough comedies about white slavery these days

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST


    by fiester

    That could actually be really really funny if it's true.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I have a solution to world peace, and I will post it right here

    by INWOsuxRED

    There you go, the one and only answer to all the world's problems.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST


    by INWOsuxRED

    I guess I shouldn't have solved all the world's problems in the subject line. Here is to yet another devolution in the history of the website known as

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    As much as I love Harold and Kumar

    by hallmitchell

    The fact remains all movies that go to Amsterdam suck. Deuce Bigalow, Cheech and Chong. People think. Amsterdam, they have pot there. That would be funny. No it's not. It's just one of those movie laws that seems to apply.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I loved Harold and Kumar

    by lensproject

    Shocked at the tenor of the talkback here... HAKGTWC is a pretty great film. The scene where their Jewish counterparts are eating at Hot Dog Heaven in the distance is just beautiful. I think these movies deal with race in America much more honestly than those Apatow dumbathons. I'm hoping for the best for HAKEFGB.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Since they already went to White Castle ...

    by Boris Baddenov

    The next movie should be a slapstick road trip called HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO KRYSTAL'S. Certainly, that's the competitor's small steam-grilled burgers, eh? And instead of Neil Patrick Harris, let's have H&K meet a matronly, giant-boobed pornstar: CHESSIE MOORE !!!

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

    They're going to eat the Grand Slam breakfast!

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

    All you can eat shrimp!

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

    It's more beef than they can handle!

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Harold & Kumar 2 - Electric Boogaloo

    by Yeti

    Much better.