Comedy is hard. And not only hard to do, hard to comment on too. It’s one of those things were tastes differ widely and there is very little one can argue about. Either something makes you laugh or it doesn’t, nothing I or anybody else says is going to change that.
I didn’t like the first Harold & Kumar, it bored me thoroughly. But many people did like it. A lot even. It became sort of a cult hit through DVD. And because of all those people we are getting a sequel, and now a poster for the sequel.
Do I like the poster? No. It’s obviously meant to be funny, but it doesn’t make me laugh. Not even close. But again, I didn’t like the first movie and have no interest in seeing the second anyway. The real question is: do the fans of the first movie find it funny? Do they go “Dude, Harold and Kumar in Guantanamo Bay! Awesome.”? I have no idea if that is their reaction, and so I don’t really know if this is an effective poster or not.
I do have the feeling that the humor here will connect with the intended audience. Perhaps not as much as the previous poster, which even I found funny, but enough to get them excited about seeing this. But I just can’t be sure.