The Brilliance of Kato

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(Originally posted at Comicbook.com)

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So like many people, I recently caught that Sony movie which stars Seth Rogen.

Only it wasn’t The Interview. It was the 2011 superhero spoof known as The Green Hornet.

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While the film committed more than its share of cinema sins, it ultimately redeems itself by establishing one very fundamental truth: the most important character in Green Hornet is not the eponymous crime-fighter but his partner Kato who was played brilliantly by the very talented Jay Chou.

There’s a reason why the 1966 television series is known as The Kato Show in Asia. A multitude of reasons in fact, one of them being that Kato subverted the superhero sidekick paradigm in a most epic manner.

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