Excerpt: "Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is a slacker by day, party animal by night...until he finds a serious career that's seriously cool: crime-fighting action hero. As the Green Hornet, he teams up with gadget wiz and martial arts master Kato (Jay Chou) to take down LA's underworld. Also starring Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz.
Excerpt: Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is your typical spoiled rich kid; lots of money, a dad (Tom Wilkinson) who was kind of a jerk, and thus not much to do with his life but entertain himself and annoy his father. Preferably both at the same time. When said father dies suddenly, leaving Britt with the wealth and responsibility of being a major newspaper publisher, naturally his first order of business is to team up with his father's old chauffeur (Jay Chou), who disliked his father...
Excerpt: After the death of his father, the esteemed publisher of the Daily Sentinel, millionaire playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) decides he wants to fight crime, though he can't do anything if not for the abilities of his butler and driver Kato (Jay Chou), who not only is a martial arts expert but is also able to design and build all sorts of cool superhero gadgets.
Excerpt: I won’t get into the logistics of “The Green Hornet”, though I will say that its journey to the silver screen (again) has been an arduous one indeed. Ok, maybe I will get into the logistics of it. I do remember that Kevin Smith was attached to write the script and maybe he did, the thing is that that version never made it to the screen. Smith was attached to direct as well. I think.
Conclusion: 'The Green Hornet' is a bland action-comedy about an awesome superhero sidekick and his bumbling douche boss. Written and starring Seth Rogen as the title character, which was a bad choice from conception, the movie is simply a lame duck caught in the middle of some insane firefight with bullets and explosions. The only saving grace is Michel Gondry's visual style and Jay Chou's ass-kicking performance as Kato.
Conclusion: The Green Hornet is a pleasant surprise. It falls under the "Superhero" umbrella but plays more like a Buddy Comedy. Not in the least bit thematically dark; maybe a little sloppy around the scripted edges; and featuring a lame-o villain who, in his defense, is really just a generic stand-in that gives the plot a counterpoint against whom the heroes must battle, The Green Hornet works in spite of its shortcomings thanks to excellent casting and spot-on performances from...
Conclusion: There's not much to like about 'The Green Hornet'. It's a bland buddy hero comedy where the hero rants on and on about nothing in particular. There are some mildly fun action scenes in here, and if that's all you came for then you won't be disappointed. The video and audio are great, while the wide variety of special features will satiate any fan.
Excerpt: Seth Rogen can play the Green Hornet. This isn’t a character who needs the physique of a Batman or the agility of an Iron Man. He doesn’t even need to be graceful, just funny. And he is. A lot. The film knows not many people will be taking it seriously, the whole kooky, campy aspect played up in a priceless brawl as super hero and sidekick begin battling it out in their home/lair.