The Green Hornet (2011)

loggoDirector: Michel Gondry

Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg (Screenplay) George W. Trendle (Radio Series)

Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz, David Harbour, Edward James Olmos

 

Plot: Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles’ “The Daily Sentinel” after the sudden death of his father. Britt’s party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero “The Green Hornet”.

 

Verdict: TV Show Returns

 

Story: With all the action superhero films out there, this actually comes of refreshing in the world where one man tries to fight back against crime. Mixing elements of a Batman type action film into not taking itself too serious and adding a hint of comedy. Granted the overall story is not original, it is just fun, it plays to every stars strength and is often over criticised unfairly. (7/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Seth Rogen: Britt Reid/ The Green Hornet the playboy son who decides to go and start fighting crime with his new friend Kato, while using his family’s newspaper to make his Hornet’s reputation rise. This is bread and butter for Rogen you know what you will get and he enters the action world with his comedy well. (7/10)

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Jay Chou:  Kato the family mechanic who also makes a great cup of coffee, he uses his combat skills to help fight crime but is only ever considered the sidekick to the loud mouth Britt. Good performance who usually steals all the scenes he is in. (8/10)

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Cameron Diaz: Lenore the new secretary for Britt at the paper who has the skills that knows how to do the reporting and research Britt is too lazy to do. Good supporting performance and works well in the anti-romantic interest role. (7/10)

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Christoph Waltz: Chudnofsky the ruthless criminal boss who has control on the city but no one considers him scary, which gets on his nerves leading to his trigger finger to start killing. Good villain performance making the criminal question his motives and change to adapt to a new opponent.(8/10)

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Director Review: Michel Gondry – Creates a fun non–serious comic book film that entertains. (7/10)

 

Action: The action scenes are all well put together given Kato some great fight sequences. (8/10)

Comedy: Light comedy throughout making fun at how other comic partnerships always seem to work so smoothly. (6/10)

Settings: Simple settings for the genre with nothing really adding too much to the story. (4/10)
Special Effects
: Good special effects for the slow motion fighting scenes, but otherwise not need. (6/10)

Suggestion: This is one to try, if you are a fan of Rogen you will enjoy it but otherwise this may be too silly for you. (Try It)

 

Best Part: Kato first fight.

Worst Part: Too much Rogen comedy.

Action Scene Of The Film: Final Showdown.

Funniest Scene: Kato and Britt fight.

Kill Of The Film: Chudnofsky

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Not with the box office and it got bad reviews.

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Super

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $227,817,248

Budget: $120 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 48 Minutes

Tagline: Protect the law by breaking it.

 

Overall: Fun Comic book film

Rating 70

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2 comments on “The Green Hornet (2011)

  1. I can point to the single reason I didn’t like this film – Seth Rogen. He has a singular ability to play unlikable jerks and his performance in this film is one of the best examples. How he treats kato – when Kato is actually doing ALL the work – is annoying. If they had just written his character a little differently, I think this movie would have been a lot more fun.

    • I thought that was the point of Rogen character, always having everything handed to him, walking all over people. becoming the ‘hero’ because it felt fun. he is so stuck in his own delusion he actually thinks he is doing the work. if thats the case Rogen does a great job, but if the character is meant to be loveable then he did rubbish job

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