I've just seen the trailer for the new Green Hornet movie. Ughh. Here we go again. When Hollywood "modernizes" something, it's always a good rule to stay away.
In this, it appears only Kato is the capable crimefighter. After all, in modernizing it Hollywood had to make it politically correct and couldn't have the Hornet being the "boss" of the minority. So Kato it seems is elevated to the main hero, the one who's really in charge, the one who's really the only capable, smart person of the two.
In the original, both characters were smart and capable and while the Hornet was in charge, he relied on Kato's ideas and expertise as well.
Hollywood is now so obsessed with molding society's thoughts through political correctness, they had to dumb down the Hornet and make Kato the only capable one.
I don't think I'll be giving them any of my money on this one. I'll just wait until the tv show is finally released on dvd, maybe they will do it as a tie in to the release of the movie.