So last night I had the privilege? of seeing Seth Rogan's Green Hornet movie at midnight with a friend. Being a long time lover of the masked vigilante I was more than happy to hear about this transition of the series to the big screen. First, we all thought the wonderful Kevin Smith was going to helm this awesome project but he backed out feeling that he couldn't do the series justice. Now that we are about to embark on the what I deem awfulness that is Seth Rogan's "Hornet" I believe Smith could have done a hell of a lot better.
For those who are unaware of "The Green Hornet" before this adaptation came out here it is in a nutshell. It originally started out as a radio series back in the day that told the adventures of Britt Reid and his faithful sidekick, Kato, who pretended to be the bad guys in order to catch the real bad guys in their own fashion. During the day Reid is the owner of the "Daily Sentinel" newspaper and became such after his fathers death. That's all you really need to know about it in order to understand where this new movie is coming from.
Now Rogen's abomination was a VERRRRYYYY lose adaptation of the story. Yes he had the whole dad death thing and all the characters from the original series, but the way he orchestrated it was very poor and became essentially a very typical Rogan movie. James Franco even makes a cameo in the very beginning that was quite funny actually. It was a GREAT movie until Rogan and his long time writing pal, Evan Goldberg (who co-wrote with Rogan: Superbad and Pineapple Express) screwed it up and added a love/hate fight over a girl scene between Kato and Reid and then it just went down hill.
I won't go any further than that...if you liked it I'm sorry. If you think this review is vauge: sorry. If you want to watch it anyways which I bet you'll do..just do it...but when it comes to that scene and just starts sucking the rest of the movie, and oh! after that point you have an hour and half to go, just remember I told you so.