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5.0 out of 5 stars Jay Chou Steals the Screen, December 27, 2011
This review is from: The Green Hornet (Amazon Video)
As soon as I saw the ratings this movie was getting, I guessed it had probably not adhered to the expectations of comic fans and fans of the original movies or series, and a quick scan of the reviews showed me I had guessed right. Although I love superheroes and comics in general, I knew nothing about the Green Hornet when I hit the theater, and I absolutely loved it. Most of all, I loved Kato. I remember telling my friend that this sidekick finally managed to break all the stereotypes. He was no longer an asexual, lesser sucker-upper. I also know most men drool after Bruce Lee, but as a grown-up woman who never really quite managed to get into him, I have to say Jay Chou has all the charisma for which I had kept searching in Lee. This was by all means Chou's movie.
As a viewer without any canonic expectations, this movie had me laughing from beginning to end. It was a breath of fresh air and a break from a lot of superhero stereotyping. I came to Amazon quite decided to purchase it.
I would say, if you are an original fan, beware. It seems very unlikely that you will enjoy it. If you, like me, love superheroes but this is your first time meeting the Green Hornet, I'm quite sure you will love this movie. We can all go and read the seemingly darker, truer version after we fall in love with Chou and start looking out for his next movies and music releases.
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Initial post: Nov 22, 2012 12:47:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2012 12:47:22 PM PST
David W. Low says:
if you have no knowledge of the original material, could you please refrain from talking about it as if you did? how do you know if kato was a lesser sucker upper, whatever that means, if you have no knowledge of the original?

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 6:07:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2013 6:08:21 PM PST
This opinion of this movie being lousy isn't based solely on the notion of it being unfaithful to the older versions. Even if this were an original film not based on anything, it's still awful. The "humor" is nonexistent. Slapstick, awkward unfunny dialogue, sophmoric diaper comments, whiny useless main characters who are the Burt of their own "jokes ". It's all just very badly done. This movie had a few good action scenes... and the compliments stop there.

Posted on Jan 11, 2014 12:58:54 PM PST
DR SHOCK says:
I know this is an old review, but I have to agree with the reviewer, I found this film to be hilarious ahd Jay Chou was awesome. I am very familiar with the original seriel and the TV show from the 60's and I still loved this film. The weird thing is, when I first saw the trailer I thought it looked awful, but how wrong I was. It's a very funny film, but unfortunately I find that when it comes to diehard fans of any characters they don't like it when portrayed for fun......ease up and just enjoy it for what it is.

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 12:47:24 PM PST
Jay Chou has as much charisma as my couch. This movie has nothing to do with the original Bruce lee series.
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