First Published Good Life Movie Reviews www.goodlifemoviereviews.com
Movie’s Website – www.sonypictures.com/movies/thegreenhornet/site
“A rollicking ride. Turns the ‘masked hero and the sidekick’ premise on it’s head. Great fun” Steven Shomler, Good Life Movie Reviews
Summary – Britt Reid is very rich and lives to party until his father dies and then childhood longings to make a difference re-emerge and he and Kato become heroes and set out to battle crime.
Rating – I give The Green Hornet 3 out of 5 Gas Cans. Enjoyable. Worth seeing in the theater, especially if you read the comic book as a kid, or if you are a fan of “Comic Book Movies”
Is it a Film or a Movie? The Green Hornet is a movie.
My Favorite Quote – “It’s not dying, that you need to be afraid of, it’s not having ever lived.”
Runner up Quotes – ” I have to take care of 750 employees and you have to take care of yourself.”
“Trying doesn’t matter, when you always fail”
“I’ve got bittersweet news for you.”
“What could I do to be more scary?”
“You are a human Swiss Army Knife”
“It’s unbelievable how cool we are”
” ‘What is the one insanely stupid thing that all super heroes have in common?’ – ‘Tights?’ ”
“You are 36?!”
“She wants me so bad”
” I am amazed that you have not hit on me”
“I’ve got it, The Green Bee!”
“It’s a lot of complicated emotions”
“let’s roll, Kato!”
My Favorite Sequence – Kato making coffee for Britt
Who you should see the movie with – Your buddies. People who like comic books and/or comic book movie
Other reviews you might find helpful – From IGN.com by Jim VejVoda http://movies.ign.com/articles/113/1138950p1.html
by Claudia Puig USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/reviews/2011-01-13-greenhornet13_ST_N.htm
What I liked about this movie and other thoughts –
As I am sure that you know, this movie is based on a comic book. See this link from ComicVine.com for more info on the comic book – http://www.comicvine.com/the-green-hornet/29-45127/
The green Hornet has been around since the 40s and he has appeared in number of incarnations. I read Green Hornet comics in my younger days and I got a kick out of seeing the comic on the big screen.
My favorite character in the move was Kato. I liked how the character written and I enjoyed Jay Chou’s portrayal. Weird for me to say that I liked the sidekick best, afraid I might lose my comic book fan card.
I really liked how this movie turns the whole hero and sidekick premise on its head. I loved it when the “fight” broke out. Seth Rogen was one of the writers for this movie.
I wondered what he could do with a screenplay for a more iconic comic book character. Hmm.. Maybe someone should have Seth write a Wonder Woman treatment…
The gadgets and the tricked out cars in this movie made me nostalgic for the time when I saw my first few James Bond movies and I looked forward the visit to Q.
I enjoyed the camp that Christoph Waltz played Chudnofsky with.
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