Can you believe it? The Reel Whore is finally publishing content that is not a Monday Mood Music, Hump, or Trailer Trash! It has been longer than I care to report, but I am finally getting my arse back in gear for 2011. I don't think I suffered from blogger burnout so much as bad movie burnout (among other things). Up until December, 2010 was a lackluster year for film with only an occasional diamond to remind moviegoers of what we was lacking. What can you hope for when the bulk of 2010 film budgets were squandered on 3D rendering instead of story development and competent direction? Thankfully, television studios got it right last year or stargazers would have been at a complete loss. That's another topic for another time.
You have to be wondering what could inspire the Reel Whore to put finger to keyboard once again. You can thank Seth Rogen and his upcoming film, The Green Hornet. When teasers first aired last summer, I admit there was a tingling twixt my movie nethers. Kato looked badass and I was amped to see what sort of despicable villain Waltz would bring to the screen. Teasers gave way to full blown trailers and my excitement fizzled to mild interest. Kato and his kung fu action was all that kept me hopeful enough to want to drop cash on a matinee. Then came the Hornet-Hardee's spots which were cheesy, but those hand-breaded chicken tenders are tasty so I can overlook the cross promotional pandering.
Last night my final strand of interest in Green Hornet went limp. The latest spot features Seth Rogen giving audiences a karaoke version of Coolio's Gangsta Paradise as he and Kato cruise the streets keeping them safe from crime. Seriously? Coolio can't even get anyone to pay him to sing his song, so why would audiences care to see Seth's rendition? If you haven't seen it, take a look:
Given it's January release date and the action-heavy trailers, my expectations were amazingly low, now this movie may be past redemption. My movie buddy is going to have to do a lot of convincing to get me to pay for this. So much for placing hope in better movies in 2011.
What about you? Anyone give a rat's ass about seeing The Green Hornet opening weekend?