You knew the buzz around the Green Hornet had to be bad when they moved the release date to the death month of January and it turns out that the reviews hold up to the bad buzz. As for The Dilemma, I can’t remember where I read it, but someone mentioned that Vince Vaughn looks very much like Kevin James, which is quite true and disturbing.
The Green Hornet The Dilemma
The Green Hornet Directed: Michel Gondry Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson Trailer
Synopsis: After goofing off on his dad’s money most of his life, a wealthy man decides to fight crime after his father is murdered.
My Take: It doesn’t seem super original with all the other superhero movies that have been made, but it still looks like a lot of fun.
RT Score: 45% RT Consensus: It’s sporadically entertaining, but The Green Hornet never approaches the surreal heights suggested by a Michel Gondry/Seth Rogen collaboration.
Who thought doing a reboot of Star Trek would be such a good idea? I thought it’d might good when J.J. Abrams was attached so I’m glad it has turned out so awesome. I think the stoner comedy Next Day Air was a wasted opportunity of a good comedy. The limited releases involve a family mystery, closeted gay Republicans, Mexican soccer-playing brothers, an alcoholic kidnapper and a biopic about Salvador Dali.
Next Day Air
Star Trek Directed: J.J. Abrams Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg Trailer
Synopsis: How the original crew of the Star Trek got together.
My Take: I love J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto looks so much like Spock, Chris Pine is very good looking and I find Simon Pegg hilarious. I want to see it.
RT Score: 96% RT Consensus:Star Trek reignites a classic franchise with action, humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals, and will please traditional Trekkies and new fans alike.
January is known for releasing the stuff no one wants to see, even though I do think a few movies look good, they don’t seem to have very good reviews from critics. I know Underworld: Rise of the Lycans will be bad since they all have been, but Inkheart looks like it had potential, but was wasted according to the reviews.
Synopsis: Four years after the series ended, the movie picks up four years later with Carrie engaged to Big, Samantha still in love with Smith, Charlotte finally pregnant and Miranda still living in Brooklyn with Steve.
My Take: I loved the show so I’ll want to see the movie eventually. Maybe in the beer theater.
RT Score: 55% RT Consensus:Sex and the City loses steam in the transition to the big screen, but will still thrill fans of the show.
Synopsis: A guy who can’t commit finally decides to marry a woman he has only known for six weeks, but she turns major psycho after the wedding.
My Take: Ben Stiller is playing the same annoying character he always plays, but I actually laughed at the trailer a few times. I have done this for Farrelly movies before though and it ends up the only funny parts were in the trailer.
RT Score: 33% RT Consensus: Despite some amiable performances, The Heartbreak Kid is neither as daring nor as funny as the Farrelly Brothers’ earlier films.