Thursday, January 13, 2011

Green Hornet: F Yeah!

Green Hornet comes out tomorrow and despite some bad buzz from last year’s Comic-Con, I think the movie’s going to be fun on a bun.

Here’s why:
  • Seth Rogen as action hero is awesome against-type casting
  • It’s got a fun, bright, crisp, pop look to it
  • I have a not-so-secret man crush on Seth Rogen.
  • It’s mad genius crazy, visionary director Michel Gondry’s first action movie. (He’s done some amazing music videos as well as director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.)
  • The Black Beauty
  • Though it wasn’t shot in 3D, it was conceived that way. It looks like it makes good use of the extra dimension.
  • Kato-Vision.
  • It was written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also wrote Superbad and Pineapple Express, and they know their way around a buddy pic.
  • The notion that studios dump their less than stellar movies in January is an antiquated notion. These days, the popcorn movies don’t always come out in the summer.
So...If anyone needs me, it’ll have to wait until Saturday because I'm gonna be at the movies.


Your escalator operator said...

Definitely on the SFTC must-see list also. (Aren't you impressed?) Looking forward to your review.

SciFi Dad said...

Looks promising, definitely. I was never into the Green Hornet as a kid, so I'm not as stoked as I was for other comic movies.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I'm assuming I won't like this one as much since you seem to be all for it! lol :) I will see it though, just to see if I'm wrong...

ChopperPapa said...

I'm thinking the Green Lantern is going to be better...I just can't see Seth Rogen pulling off anything that doesn't involve weed.

ZenMom said...

I'm kinda looking forward to this one. Though not as much, I admit, as I am looking forward to that other "green" hero movie coming out later this year.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

YEO...I will probably post a review at my Reeling blog on Offsrpung.

SciFi...Yeah, I have no affection for Green Hornet either.

Shelle...It's not directed by Michael Bay, so there's a chance we can both like it!

Chopper...Green Lantern is going to be such a different movie. If this one were called Blue Hornet, there would be no comparisons to GL. If you watch the last act of Pineapple Express, you can see the action hero in Seth Rogen waiting to get out.

Zen...Yeah, yeah GL promises to be cool. But we can live in a world where two green superheros are released in the same year, can't we?

Vancetastic said...

Since I haven't seen a review forthcoming on Offsprung (at least not one that you have lined to here), are we going to get something on Daddy Geek Boy (the blog, not the person)?

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Vance...I was working on a review, but it started to turn into more of an examination of 3D movies. As soon as I get off my lazy butt, I'm going to finish that piece and will post it on Offsprung, but link to it here.

My quick review on Hornet: Overall, pretty good. It's uneven. When it works, it really works. Wish there was more of Gondry's signature style in the flick.

Vancetastic said...

I'll see your uneven and raise you a sloppy. I saw it last night and was not impressed. I agree that the good parts are good, but the good parts disappear for a long time, and it's arguable whether they ever come back. Thought Seth Rogen was pretty unlikable and that the third act structure was pretty goofy. That said, I was really with it for about an act-and-a-half -- unfortunately, that's not enough to recommend it. I DO think the 3D looked pretty good -- maybe the best conversion I've seen (although that's not saying much, because the only other one I saw that I'm sure was a conversion was The Last Airbender.)

Daddy Geek Boy said...

I wouldn't say sloppy. It's loose and fun, but veers towards the dramatic at times. It's weird that Rogen's character is pretty much a giant dick through the whole movie and doesn't have much of an arc.

There were some really cool uses of 3D, unfortunately not enough. I was mis-informed about the movie being conceived in 3D, though. However, I will save that for my post--which I promise will be up next week.