Comic 166 - Hornet movie

19th Jan 2011, 1:21 AM
Hornet movie
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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mathias42 19th Jan 2011, 1:21 AM edit delete
mathias42
I didn't hate the Green Hornet. This means something considering I'm a lifelong fan of the character. You can find pictures of the characters in my sketchbooks all the way back to 7th grade.There's a good story somewhere in this movie, however, it's buried under Seth rogan acting like a jerk and trying to be funny during parts of the movie where it really isn't appropriate.A bit more character development and a bit less humor (You don't need to throw out all of it. Justtrim by about 15-20%)and this could have been a really great adaption. I'd like that beacasue it could have brought much greater exposure to a character I really love.

The problem really is that there isn't a really good vesion on screen. The TV show introduced a lot of what we take for granted in the character...the gadgets in the car, Kato being a martial artist... even the very look. The serials are fun, but a bit too campy...like a bad gangster movie from the 40's. Kevin Smiths comics really didn't GET the character, though that series has gotten a bit better with each issue, especially now that Smith's off the book. Matt Wagner's classic Green Hornet (being published right now by the same company) however is really good. I was a big fan of the 90's series published by NOW comics too.

It's a pity this movie won't make enough to justify a sequal. I'd like to see another go at this with the actors settled in thier roles, and the characters beginning to mature.
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Micheal 19th Jan 2011, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
Micheal
Thanks for the info on the movie. I was going to see it since I liked Seth Rogan in Pineapple Express. But even in that movie he had some bleh's.
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