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Movie Review: The Green Hornet (January, 2011)

Director: Michel Gondry Screenplay: Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg Release Date: January 14, order 2011 Actors: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz The Green Hornet was not received well by fans at the San Diego Comic Con last summer. However, with the more recent trailers, a lot more people seem to be at least more interested and have more hope with the film. The Green Hornet comic and original television series were more serious than this new remake of the masked superhero, which seems to be making a lot of the hard core fans unhappy. I have never read the Green Hornet comic, nor have I seen the original series, so I can’t fairly compare to the source. This review will be purely from what I saw from this new film. As many people know, Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express, Superbad) is the lead actor in the Green Hornet and as Britt Reid and had to shed lots of pounds to play the title character. Rogen also wrote the screenplay along with Evan Goldberg, so he was quite invested in this project in various ways. Mega Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou (which I wrote a raving review for on […]

Movie Review: Kick-Ass (April, 2010)

Director: Matthew Vaughn Screenplay: Jane Goldman, pharm Matthew Vaughn Release Date: April 16, website like this 2010 Actors: Aaron Johnson, Clark Duke, Evan Peters, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Lyndsy Fonseca Based on the comic of the same name by Mark Millar Chloe Moretz completely steals the film as a 12 year old martial arts and firearms expert that also happens to be a superhero. I mean, even writing that seems kind of kick ass, you know? Kick-Ass quite possibly might be the best superhero movie since the Dark Knight, but in a completely different, almost endearing way. Aaron Johnson plays Kick-Ass, the alter ego of plain and geeky (and apparently invisible to girls) high school student Dave Liezewski. Thin and timid, Dave with his two friends Marty (Clark Duke, from the recent hilarious Hot Tub Time Machine) and Todd (Evan Peters) enjoy comic books, fooling around all the while finding themselves being taken advantage by the “mean guys” in the neighbourhood. Dave, wondering why no one ever decides to become a superhero after reading and watching so many superhero stories, decides to become and invent his own superhero…. “Kick-Ass”! In the meantime, in another part of […]