History Film / TheGreenHornet

1st Feb '16 4:34:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters: They devoted an entire episode to this movie, mostly busting the stunts they tested.
** There wasn't enough explosives in the missiles to move the bulldozer, in the buried alive scenario. Enough explosives to move the bulldozer would have emulsified anyone in the car.
** Even after thoroughly perforating a car with bullets, an elevator wouldn't chop it in two, especially since elevators have safety features that would prevent the elevator from moving when the doors can't close.
** A front wheel drive car ''is'' still drivable with the rear end cut off, provided that you have an alternate fuel tank to replace the one that got cut away.
*** Or, [[ForeShadowing as seen earlier in the movie]], just have the MAIN gas tank up there; at the gas station, the hornet logo in the front of the grill is popped open to reveal the gas cap.
18th Jan '16 9:56:02 PM TeraChimera
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* LogicalWeakness: The Black Beauty's hood machine guns are fixed in place. During the final chase, [[strike:Chudnofsky]] '''BLOODNOFSKY''' attempts to take advantage of this by telling his men to drive to the side of the Beauty so they can't get shot. Subverted when Britt and Kato simply shoot them with the machine guns in the suicide doors, which ''can'' shoot to the side.



* MetallicarSyndrome: Subverted in the 2011 film, where the car ''should'' be conspicuous, but turns out at the end to have camouflage technology that lets it hide from a police pursuit.

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* MetallicarSyndrome: Subverted in the 2011 film, where Subverted; the car ''should'' be conspicuous, but turns out at the end to have camouflage technology that lets it hide from a police pursuit.
8th Oct '15 11:20:39 PM JB0187
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* ZeerustCanon: That a single newspaper has Franchise/{{Batman}} levels of wealth is rather unbelivable in 2011. But it is part of the backstory.

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* ZeerustCanon: That a single newspaper has Franchise/{{Batman}} levels of wealth is rather unbelivable unbelievable in 2011. But it is part of the backstory.
31st Jul '15 12:17:07 PM Greenygal
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* FollowTheLeader: Perhaps at least some of the schedule problems stem from another big-budget summer 2010 comic book movie about [[Film/IronMan a debauched bachelor-turned-superhero with a leggy secretary and a non-white best friend/sidekick]].
22nd Jun '15 8:41:09 AM DragonDeathCab
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* ActorAllusion: Kato singing along to "Gangstas' Paradise"; Jay Chou is primarily a [=hip-hop/R&B=] artiste, [[NeverLiveitDown with alleged gang connections simply from the production values of his concept videos and the nature of his initial fanbase]]. Then there's him playing the piano [[spoiler:when he sees Lenore behind Britt's back.]] As for the mention of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHrq3Ew0T-I nunchucks...]]
** More of irony than allusion, but Jay's breakout role in his native Taiwan also involved hard-and-fast driving in a LiveActionAdaptation, as Takumi in ''InitialD''. The scene with Kato playing with a basketball also alludes to Jay's earlier movie, ''KungFuDunk''. And the massacre of [[spoiler:several gangsters just for wearing green]] parallels a plot point from ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower''. This is basically ''Meet Jay Chou: The Movie.''
** James Franco as a meth dealer. What was his last movie with Seth Rogen? ''PineappleExpress.''



* CreatorBacklash: Seth Rogen has recently admitted that the making of this movie, and its subsequent failure, was a "nightmare," adding that he'd "sooner not work for a year," then do a sequel. Creator/MichelGondry also recently bemoaned his lack of creative freedom on the film, and regrets directing it.



* DyeingForYourArt: Seth Rogen trimmed down noticeably for this role, even looking a bit gaunt after his 11-day coma (though that's probably down to lighting).
23rd Mar '15 3:08:42 PM nombretomado
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* ThouShaltNotKill: Mostly Averted. If you're a criminal, and you try to kill them, the Green Hornet and his trusted chauffeur [[{{Firefly}} will kill you right back]]. Afterwards, they'll probably drink some coffee and eat fruit salad.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Mostly Averted. If you're a criminal, and you try to kill them, the Green Hornet and his trusted chauffeur [[{{Firefly}} [[{{Series/Firefly}} will kill you right back]]. Afterwards, they'll probably drink some coffee and eat fruit salad.
24th Jan '15 8:46:41 PM Circeus
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**How about destroying a traffic camera with a missile launcher?
2nd Jan '15 3:20:47 PM luiz4200
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* NeverMyFault: Chudnofsky kills a subordinate who tells him about the Green Hornet raiding one of his meth labs and says it's the Green Hornet's fault that the subordinate is dead.
31st Jul '14 12:54:28 PM rt2012
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* CardCarryingVillain: Chudnofsky. Cares a lot about people being scared of him. Takes great pride in his double barreled handgun. Later gives himself a supervillain name and comes up with a very bad PreMortemOneLiner.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Chudnofsky. Cares a lot about people being scared of him. Takes great pride in his double barreled handgun. Later gives himself a supervillain name and comes up with a very bad CatchPhrase / PreMortemOneLiner.
9th Jun '14 1:39:12 PM Willbyr
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* TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters: They devoted an entire episode to this movie, mostly busting the stunts they tested.

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* TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters: JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters: They devoted an entire episode to this movie, mostly busting the stunts they tested.
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