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Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet: The Lost Film Arrives In Comic Stores

March 06, 2010 By: Geek Category: Comics

kevinsmithgreenhornet2 Kevin Smiths Green Hornet: The Lost Film Arrives In Comic StoresThis week saw the release of the first issue of a new Kevin Smith Green Hornet comic with a difference. This one is based on the script Smith wrote for the Green Hornet movie he was going to make once upon a time. Now, of course, there’s a Green Hornet movie on the way starring (and co-written by) Seth Rogen, which is nothing to do with the Kevin Smith version. Smith decided that as a filmmaker he was unable to adequately make a superhero movie the way the studios would want one, and thus the script languished in obscurity for a while.

That is, until Dynamite Comics came up with the idea of turning that lost script into a comic book series. The first issue is in stores now, and it is well worth a read. The dialogue is very much in the style of Kevin Smith, which is great to read coming out of the Green Hornet’s mouth.

Of course, there’s no bad language, but the quick-fire, witty dialogue is 100% Smith. Jonathan Lau’s art is highly kinetic and suits the tone of the yarn perfectly. There’s a bunch of covers available (I got the J. Scott Campbell one as I’m a sucker for his art), but the main thing is to get in on this cool curio as soon as you can. It’s a ton of fun.

Dear Kevin Smith, we loved ‘Jersey Girl’ even if nobody else did

May 03, 2009 By: Geek Category: Movies

jersey girl 201x300 Dear Kevin Smith, we loved Jersey Girl even if nobody else didWe are out there. We may be few in numbers, but we are certain of our allegiance. We are the elite few that loved ‘Jersey Girl’, Kevin Smith Dear Kevin Smith, we loved Jersey Girl even if nobody else did‘s first foray into more commercial cinema. While he has since gone back to the arena of the crude with ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’, ‘Jersey Girl Dear Kevin Smith, we loved Jersey Girl even if nobody else did‘ was a valiant attempt to make something that would appeal to a wider audience. It failed rather. The problem was, it wasn’t what Smith’s hardcore fans wanted, and the general audience had an issue with it being a Kevin Smith film.

The thing is, it is actually very watchable. Funny and heartwarming, it features a great performance from the late George Carlin as well as a very sweet performance from Liv Tyler. While it was a commercial flop, the film is a creative success, as it shows Kevin Smith Dear Kevin Smith, we loved Jersey Girl even if nobody else did is capable of more than just Fart jokes. For more glimpses of what Kevin is really capable of, there’s always the classic Chasing Amy, and Clerks 2, which has some of his best writing in it to date.

Yeah, we really liked ‘Jersey Girl’. Give it a chance and you may well do so too.