The Green Hornet is a mixed bag -- not an abject failure, but still, not a film that recognizes its own strengths. It gets away with a lot -- and is often more entertaining and enjoyable than it has any right to be.
In an age where every comic book adaptation and/or superhero adventure story sets out to be the biggest, most explosive, most fx-filled, most fantastical epic ever made, this new adventure keeps the proceedings down to earth.
Just as film-goers have decided that maybe they don't want to pay the $5 surcharge and wear glasses, studios have so much 3D product coming your way that you may no longer have the choice to see these films in 2D theaters.
As we glance at the independent cinema that broke out this year, we notice a disturbing trend. Pretty much every major arthouse hit this summer is something that would have been a mainstream release ten or even five years ago.