Those few who have opened this are shaking your heads wondering what cataclysmic trauma I have suffered to venture into this miasmic muck, a multi –million- dollar spoof of limited entertainment value, destined for the dungeons of doomed and dumb digitalization.
I had never heard of the radio program written by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker in 1936, focusing on a green-masked hero bulldozing leagues of evil ( aka Superman, Batman). From radio to films, comic books, television and now the wide screen; Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) and his brilliant sidekick Kato (Jay Chou) reek vigilante-vengeance on the Lucifers (Christoph Waltz), tormenting the tame and innocent ; the preeminence of violence, in the salvation of righteousness.
Searching for meaning and justification in squandering two forgettable hours I decided to investigate the life and essence of a hornet or wasp; being an entomologist did not factor in the top 100 of my youthful fantasies but with some research I did find the life of the hornet rather interesting, vastly more intriguing than the movie. The hornet is the largest of the eusocial wasps with a maximum measurement of 2.2 inches. The true hornet, genus vespa, is distinguished by the width of its head. Housing is key; the Queen puts down the mortgage, and builds her nest (Vespa Carbo) in bleak and hollow tree trunks; constructs cells (combs); lays an egg in each cell; within a week the eggs hatch, and in two weeks morph into adults; the first generation is female, up to 700 hundred workers helping the Queen in every aspect of housework , except egg -laying. The male serves his purpose and dies; leaving a domicile of single mothers.
The hornet is mean and oftentimes stings for pleasure; unlike the honey bee, similar to to the energizer bunny, can keep on stinging; painful, oftentimes toxic and lethal if not treated immediately. If antagonized the entire nest or village will be deployed and with military efficiency launch an attack of meteoric proportions; be on the alert when strolling leisurely in your local forest, an innocent tree trunk, might shelter the source of deadly destructiveness.
The good news is that unlike bees the hornet colonies die out every winter. A fate hopefully ordained and deserved for “The Green Hornet”.
ONE & 1/2 STARS !