The Green Hornet

So. We saw The Green Hornet last night.

I have someone managed to make it this far in life without seeing a Seth Rogen movie. The Green Hornet was written by and stars Seth Rogen, and…well, it shows.

I think my main problem with the movie was that Seth Rogen was not very likeable. There’s a tried and true rule for getting away with your protagonist saying sexist/generally mean things: he can say it, but then he must get punched or somehow suffer. (see Futurama’s “Amazon women in the mood” for this principle in action) In this movie, Seth Rogen is repeatedly a jerk to people around him, and he rarely gets his comeuppance. This makes me feel like the movie itself is endorsing being sexist and remarkably full of yourself.

It wasn’t entirely without value, and did have a few funny parts, but if you like Seth Rogen movies, you’ll probably like this one, and the inverse is true as well.

1 thought on “The Green Hornet”

  1. so true. i didn’t like rogen at all. he just can’t turn off the stupid button. and jay chou was good but not great…it was as if they’d casted Data to play Kato’s role, but with heavily accented english. except that Data does facial expressions and body language pretty well :p

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