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The Green Hornet (DVD)
Advantages: Action scenes look good.
Disadvantages: Most of the cast, the poor humour...
After the sudden death of his father, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the owner of newspaper, The Daily Sentinel. Britt strikes up a friendship with one of his father's employees, Kato (Jay Chou), what starts out as fun ends in a secret life of fighting crime as The Green Hornet.
Directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad).
Firstly, after seeing the trailer to this movie I did not want to go see it, it looked dreadful, but I was dragged along by my other half *sad face* Sadly, seeing more than the two minute trailer of The Green Hornet did not improve my opinion of it. Awful, what a load of rubbish.
I think it's definitely one of those movies that divides opinion, you will either love it or hate it, I am firmly in the hate it camp. I love superhero movies but this was a total waste of time.
It felt like Rogen couldn't really decide whether he wanted the movie to be funny or serious, so he tried do mix the two and failed. The 'humour' is aimed at teenage boys, there's very little for anyone else to enjoy. I just didn't like the style of it; I have only seen one of Rogen's other movies (Knocked Up) and I didn't enjoy that either. Seeing as most people love him, I must be missing something. I'm sure if you're a Seth Rogen fan you will love this film.
There's not really anything wrong with the plot, the turning points are easy to figure out well in advance but they so often are in superhero movies. It was lame comedic element that I didn't like, a la Kick Ass, didn't like that one either unlike most other people.
The movie looks good, the 3D isn't really worth paying for mind you. The action scenes are decent, shiny looking things. Much better than the dialogue, but that isn't very hard.
Not a fan of the main cast members. As I've alluded to already, I don't get the fuss over Rogen, just not my cup of tea. Jay Chou was OK as Kato, pretty pedestrian performance. Cameron Diaz plays her usual role really. Not a fan of hers to be honest. Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz provide good support.
If you love Rogen you'll love this film, if you don't, give it a miss. It's really not worth it, even Spiderman 3 is better than this tripe.
The most interesting scene was Kato making a cup of coffee, jeez.
Seth Rogen - Britt Reid / The Green Hornet
Jay Chou - Kato
Cameron Diaz - Lenore Case
Tom Wilkinson - James Reid
Christoph Waltz - Chudnofsky
David Harbour - Scanlon
Edward Furlong - Tupper
James Franco - Danny 'Crystal' Clear
Runtime: 119 mins
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Summary: Give it a miss.