He hunts the biggest of all game, set dressers who hang signs incorrectly!

So the trailer for the new Green Hornet movie hit the inter-ma-web the other day, and I have to say it made me cautiously optimistic about the film. I still have no idea why this movie needs to be in 3D, and the January release date seems like a vote of no confidence from the studio, but still, I hope it'll be fun.

I've watched the trailer a few times since it was released, and the same thing jumps out at me in the beginning EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

Is it a flub? Is it explained in the movie? This is definitely the least important thing in the world, and yet it vexes me so, getting me way down deep in the place where I try (and often fail) to keep my grammar pedantry hidden (not the same thing, I realize, but it feels related somehow). It's like the Stormtrooper bumping his head in Star Wars... once I saw it, I couldn't not see it, you know?

Maybe this is just my own private First World Nerd Problem.


  1. Anonymous3:19 PM

    That is actually how the sign looks on the hotel, from the street.
    The Standard is one of those fancy's-itself-ultra-hip-in-an-ironic-way kinds of hotels. I think it is supposed to "mean" something, like they turn the 'standard' for cool hotels on its head or cleverness like that.
    Hopefully that helps with the vexing part.
    -- JauntyJohn

  2. And now I can move on to hating it for a different reason. Thanks, JauntyJohn!

  3. It's a fancy chain hotel, one in NYC and 2 in LA, at least. By having it upside down it means it's NOT Standard... There's a pool and beds and stuff around the bar. This time, not the fault of the film.