|Machine Gun Car is not a superpower.|
Hello everyone, its a brand new week with The Tagline! Today I thought it would be pretty fun to talk about a movie I watched despite the warnings and protestations of the internet, and any speaking person who I was acquainted with. This film is an adaptation of a very old character, originating in radio dramas in 1936, later moving to comics and television. This particular effort stars Seth Rogen as Britt Reid, a really rich asshole, whose father is the editor of a newspaper with things like principles and morals. Unlike Britt, who is a slacker nobody. After Britt's father is poisoned (well killed from an allergic reaction to a 'bee sting') Britt does what any self-respecting loser would do and fires his whole staff and goes on a bender. He later rehires his father ninja mechanic Kato (Jay Chou) and they together continue his bender. After getting really wasted, they decide to cut off the head of a statue of Britt's dad, because they both hate him. In the process they save a couple from being mugged, but are mistaken for the muggers. Britt then proposes that they pose as criminals to infiltrate actual criminal organizations, and take them down from the inside, using their cool gadgets and Kato's super ninja assassin powers, and Britt's ability to be a useless tool. Thus, the GREEN HORNET IS BORN.
|Seth Rogen looking confused next to the a Kill Bill extra.|
|The only thing deadlier than a gun: a double gun.|
The movie did pretty well, grossing 227 million dollars against its ridiculously bloated 120 million dollar budget, that I assume was mostly expended on car-related special effects. This gross was despite the very lukewarm reception that the critics (and I) gave the movie. Overall it was entertaining while I was watching it, but I'd rather watch the Legend of the Fist or The Black Mask, or some other kung-fu movie with a masked martial artist.
That's it for today! I'll see you on Thursday, maybe with something really brutal.