Open at the close.
So, it’s over. After seven books, eight movies, unbelievable amounts of merchandising and product tie-ins, what is probably one of the largest franchises of our lifetimes has come to a close. The midnight screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 alone pulled in a record breaking $43.5 million! Meaning this Harry Potter movie is well on it’s way to being the highest-grossing of the series. Critics loved it, fans loved it, even our Nerd Bastard’s review called it a, “true masterpiece, made with love and reverence and the gravity of the moment, and fans couldn’t ask for a better way to say goodbye.”
But what it really boils down to is, what did you think? Was it epic enough? Can is hold up as a film it it’s own right without Part 1? Were your favorite moments represented well? Was Ralph Fiennes one scary-ass mother fucker? Well, yeah, that goes without saying.
Share your thoughts in the comments and, obviously, spoilers ahead.
Currently nerdbastards has not seen ‘The Green Hornet’, the live-action comic-book adaptation which premiered last night. Personally, I never go to theatrical releases anymore. Not when this bastard gets to go to advance press screenings. In this circumstance I missed my local advanced screening. I wasn’t feeling too good, theater was an hour a way and, well I hate Seth Rogen’s face. I don’t hate Seth Rogen. I just hate his face. He’s a hideous fucking chud, yet he scores a mad amount of pussy. I just don’t get it. I know he has money and he’s funny (subject to opinion), but come on, he’s uglier than a bludgeoned fish. Who the hell would sleep with that man?
Anyway, back to ‘The Green Hornet’. Here’s a film that was long in the making. Michel Gondry wanted to do it years back, 97 I believe, but because of some creative disputes in got tossed side. Kevin Smith, at one point had been interested in flexing his directing skills by tackling a live-action hornet flick. Of course Kevin came to the realization that all of us knew, that he has no directing skills. Once he figured that out he basically said “Fuck it. I’m out. I’m gonna eat my wife’s ass instead”. Later his vision of ‘The Green Hornet’ was released in comic-book form, which was met with a “meh” response from critics. Later Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg won over control of the project in 2007. Eventually Michel Gondry came back into the fray and here we are, 4 years later with Rogen playing Britt Reid, the titular character who teams up with martial arts expert and genius engineer Kato (played by Jay Chou) to defeat the vicious Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). Was it worth the wait?
Like I said I have not seen it and thus cannot judge. I’ve heard Rogen was completely unlikable. Kato and his “Kato vision” was awesome. Folks tell me it’s an insult to the source material. A silly, slapstick ‘Bromance’ that was intermittently entertaining.
Well, why don’t you bastards tell us what you think. Is Rogan a furry troll, or am I just crazy? Seriously though, what did you guys think of “The Green Hornet”? Have at thee! Discuss the film in the comments below. Spoilers are welcomed.