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.
There are so many bad movies this week. Let’s just ignore it and hope it is better next week.
The Vampire’s Assistant
Amelia Directed:Mira Nair Starring:Hilary Swank, Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Christopher Eccleston Trailer
Synopsis: Biopic of Amelia Earhart who was the first person to fly across the Pacific solo and disappeared while trying to be the first person to fly around the world.
My Take: While Earhart’s story sounds interesting, the movie looks dull.
RT Score: 16% RT Consensus:Amelia takes the compelling raw materials of its subject’s life and does little with them, conventionally ticking off Earhart’s accomplishments without exploring the soul of the woman.