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Movie Analysis the Green Hornet

The memory of Bruce Lee is alive once again because The Green Hornet (2011) has undeniably brought back to consciousness the times when the lean and mean and screaming martial artist was kicking the bad guys’ asses like no other.

This time though, the atmosphere of the movie has changed. From being serious, formal, and almost aristocratic with the Batman aura, as portrayed by Van Williams in the classic 1974 series, the Green Hornet becomes little bit more badass – and clumsy – when Seth Rogen finally portrays the role.

As for the inevitable comparison between the portrayal of the sidekick Kato by Jay Chou and the legendary Bruce Lee, it is a smart move on their part to distant themselves away from Bruce Lee’s portrayal which only he can pull off.

Bruce Lee’s celebrity status is so high and unique that perhaps The Green Hornet is the only series where the sidekick is even more famous than the main man.

All in all, the Green Hornet movie was really cool. The way that Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) was only trying to fight crime for fun and for him to feel like a badass but also to fight for what he believes is right makes the entire film a really different story so even if you have been a fan of the 26-episode series, ther

The memory of Bruce Lee is alive once again. The Green Hornet (2011) has undeniably brought back to consciousness the times when the lean and mean and screaming martial artist kicks the bad guys’ asses like no other.

This time though, the atmosphere of the movie has changed. From being serious, formal, and almost aristocratic, as portrayed by Van Williams in the 1974 series, the Green Hornet becomes little bit more badass – and clumsy – when Seth Rogen finally portrays the role.

As for the inevitable comparison between the portrayal of the sidekick Kato by Jay Chou and the legendary Bruce Lee, it is a smart move on their part to distant themselves away from Bruce Lee’s portrayal – which only he can pull off. This is because Bruce Lee’s celebrity status is so high and unique that perhaps The Green Hornet is the only series where the sidekick is even more famous than the main man. Take note: in a DVD copy of that series, it was Bruce Lee’s character that was featured in the middle, and not that of the Green Hornet’s.

All in all, the Green Hornet movie was still really cool. The way that Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) depicted the Green Hornet made this really different that even if you have been a fan of the series, there is no doubt that you’d still like this film – plus the fact that the “Swiss knife-like” personality of Kato (Jay Chou) is mixed with ignorance made the movie even more entertaining, like when the Green Hornet praised Kato for being so knowledgeable that he seems like a Swiss knife, Kato wonders what a Swiss knife is.

The Green Hornet falls on the other genre of superhero movies – the funny superheroes as to where the movies like Kickass and The Incredibles fall on. Even at the epic moment where the ultimate villain is finally going to be crushed, the movie still doesn’t fail to make that epic moment and epic fail.

Because the film adaptation of Green Hornet was successfully able to earn its own critical acclaim by defining itself, not relying on the classic series, and by Jay Chou’s departure from the shadow of Bruce Lee’s portrayal, this film deserves to get a score of 8 out of 10. Congratulations to the entire staff for making this adaptation a movie, despite the shadow of Bruce Lee’s character, still worth watching.

There is no doubt that you will still like this film. Plus the fact that the technical and “Swiss knife-like” intelligence and capability of Kato (Jay Chou) is mixed with humorous ignorance makes the movie even more entertaining; for example when the Green Hornet praised Kato for being so knowledgeable about so many things that he seems like a Swiss knife and Kato wonders what a Swiss knife is.

The Green Hornet falls on the other genre of superhero movies – the funny superheroes where the movies like Kickass fall as well. Even at the epic moment where the ultimate villain is finally going to be crushed in the hands of the clumsy main man, the movie still doesn’t fail to make that epic moment an epic fail.

Because the film adaptation of Green Hornet was successfully able to earn its own critical acclaim by defining itself and not relying on the classic series, this film deserves to get a score of 8 out of 10. Congratulations to the entire staff for making this adaptation a movie worth watching.