Monday, January 31, 2011

The Green Hornet

Fun fact: The original casting for the poor mans Batman (that’s the Green Hornet by the way) was Nick Cage. Thank god that was changed! He has a large repertoire of fine films, but lately everything he has done, save Kick Ass, has been terrible. The problem was the cast change was to writer, producer, and almost director, Seth Rogen.

Chad: The problem with Seth Rogen is that he tries to bring the bromance shit to every movie!

Kevin: And his voice gets annoying. He did all right though, and I’m glad he got to play a superhero cause he has wanted to be one for a long time.

Chad: Too bad he had to write his own movie to do it.

The only thing you really need from a movie like this is entertainment. It’s not going to win any awards or even gain a record attendance or anything on those lines. If people aren’t bored throughout the entire thing, it’s a win.

Like so many films of this nature, however, it had its period of repetitive, boring content. About fifteen minutes could have been removed and it wouldn’t have bothered anyone. It wasn’t really the drab characters or the actors portrayals necessarily, just the content. The actors actually did a decent job; again, you don’t need too much. Though, Cameron Diaz did a fine job of making her part feel obsolete, a great James Franco cameo made up for it!

Chad: The guy from Inglourious Basterds (Christoph Waltz) was a good bad guy.

Gina: His accent was really bad, though.

Kevin: Uh… I think that is his real accent.

Gina: Are you sure? I thought he was trying to make it less noticeable.

Chad: Yeah Gina, that was his real accent.

Kevin: Yup… He’s Austrian but born with German citizenship. He’s also fluent in German, and French, and is quite skilled at mimicking Italian speech.


Kevin: Kato was awesome!

Chad: Kato WAS awesome!

Gina: Singing the Coolio song was the best part of the movie.

Now we’ve said it plenty of times so there is no need to beat a dead horse, but another post-production 3D endeavor. That is never going to be quality 3D. In fact, there is no point to pay the extra money if it isn’t filmed in 3D. If it were not for our reviewing we would not see it, or any other post-prod movie, in 3D.

Chad: 3D was alright, wasn’t great.

Gina: No it wasn’t, the 3D was horrible.

Kevin: There was some good 3D… The first scene of Kato fighting-

Gina: The FIRST scene-

Chad: And the last scene.

Kevin: I’ve seen much, much worse 3D in a lot of movies. I still can’t recommend seeing this in 3D unless you get in for free.

Overall, Green Hornet was entertaining… Not perfect, but far from terrible. And with the caliber of movies coming out right now, you would have a fun time at a screening of this desperate, but clever, remake of an old radio show.

Gina: I’d give it a 5 of 10 stars

Chad: What?!?

Kevin: You are always a really tough critic!

Chad: Yeah… Borderline ridiculous.

Kevin: I’ll give it a 7.5 of 10 stars.

Gina: Wow, that is really generous.

Chad: I’m giving it 3.5 of 5 beers.

Overall rating: 6.5 of 10 stars

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