Sunday, May 30, 2021

Clash of the Schlockmeisters 4: It's Not Easy Being Green

2011 saw the release of two movies that really deserve to be considered together.

A long time ago, when we were reviewing the then just-released The Lone Ranger, Henry Vogel asked:

“...whenever a property like this gets unearthed and made into a movie, I have to wonder: are they venerating their sacred cow or grinding it into burgers?”

Today’s selections are definitely two all-beef patties on a sesame seed bun. Regarding Green Lantern, the best thing I can say about it is that it serves as the set-up for some jokes in Ryan Reynold’s subsequent Deadpool movies, including a really funny Easter egg in the end credits for Deadpool 2. But as for The Green Hornet...

Pete Wood tells me that I’ve been too grouchy and negative lately, so I’m really trying to find something positive to say about it.

Still trying...

Um, it almost succeeded in introducing the King of Mandopop, Jay Chou, to American audiences? 

Sorry, that’s all I’ve got.

Okay, over to you. In your considered opinion, which of these movies is the more cringe-inducing to watch now, and does either of them have any redeeming values? 

Have at them, have fun, and see you tomorrow.