That’s right. Last Friday the Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle went 3D in the latest super-hero action comedy, The Green Hornet.
With all the sequel’s you might get confused by similar movie names like the Green Lantern or Green Mile or Soylent Green! But, I’m talking about The Green Hornet which is based on the 1960’s Marvel comic book series about a masked crime fighting duo. It was made into a radio series and a TV show. The TV show actually launched the acting career of Bruce Lee, who played Kato. In the 3D movie version, Kato is played by Jay Chou who rides the V-Rod in several scenes throughout the movie. Seth Rogen is the playboy turned crime-fighter and Kato sidekick.
The flat-black custom V-Rod features a chopped rear fender, Destroyer wheels and a one-off custom L.E.D. headlamp. Clearly the only type of motorcycle that a big-budget superhero film can be seen riding…
The technology the movie and consumer electronics industry most wants to push down our throats, is 3D. Just back from CES, I can tell you firsthand about all the blurry, double-vision flat panels that were hung on every available surface of the Las Vegas Convention Center — televisions that looked sharp only when you put on ridiculous-looking 3D glasses. Many of those glasses are just as big, heavy and expensive as last year’s versions (at $100 a pair, exactly how many friends will earn a place at your Comcast Super Bowl party?).
Maybe Harley-Davidson will brand a pair of co-designed Porsche/Harley glasses that are less hideous — or even launch them when The Green Hornet hits the Blu-ray disc window?! I think the star of the movie is that 1965 Chrysler Imperial!
Photo courtesy of H-D and Sony Pictures.