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Green Hornet Film Review.

The Green Hornet was a radio show, Comic and TV show, before the Current movie was made. It has cult status and many love the short lived 60’s TV show starting Bruce Lee as Kato.

The new film starts at the beginning and show how the Green Hornet come to be.
There are some big names in the film, Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz and Edward James Olmos. But the real star of the film is South Korea Ideal winner Jay Chou.

The film starts off showing Britt Reid (Rogen) being a slacker and not really having a goal in life. Until is father (Wilkinson) is killed.
Reid is now the owner of one of LA biggest News Papers The Sentinel, though he not really interesting taking over form his father, he leaves it in the hands of his Father partner Mike Axford (Olmos).

Reid meets is father loyal Driver Kato (Chou) and they both strike up a friendship.
They hatch a plan to cut off the head of Reid father statue. In the process that stop muggers form attacking a couple. There is a excellent fight here where you get to see “Kato Vision” which is quite fun.

Due to the rush of saving the couple, they decide to become heroes with a twist. Instead of showing of that they are heroes; They pretend to be villains so that they can find out who the city real villains are.

Reid starts getting more involved with his paper in order to push the stories about the Green Hornet.

The film not to bad and is quite funny in parts, how it does get slow in the middle.
Rogan is good, as the slacker, but he does not really suit the part of the Green Hornet.
This might because I see the Hornet as a more mature person. If there is a sequel then hopefully the character will head more in this direction.

Cameron Diaz, really dose not add anything to the film as is really only there as “the Hot girl.” Which is real shame as she has proven in the past that she can do more than this.

Chritoph Waltz, who I love as villain you can’t help but love in Inglourious Basterds. Is not used to his full potential in this, which is a great shame, though I love his introduction into this film.

But as I stated earlier Jay Chou, is the real star of the film, so expect to see him more of him in the future.

All in all I give this film a 5 of 10. The film has a lot of potential, but it is lacking in places. Weather it get a sequel really comes down to how it dose at the box office.

Britt Reid: Think about this, Kato. We’ve been completely wasting our potential. This city needs our help. We could be heroes! We will *pose* as villains to get close to the bad guys. That way, no one will suspect we’re really the good guys. Will you come with me on this adventure?

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2 responses

  1. I’m still on the fence about wanting to see this movie. I usually only like Seth Rogen in animated films. He’s one of those people that I can only take in small doses and it helps not having to actually see him.

    It’s a shame that they don’t let Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz live up to their full potential. I was so glad that Christoph got the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Inglourious Basterds, I love that movie and he’s a big part of what makes it great.

    I’ll probably see it when it hits DVD. It’s not something that I’ll jump on, though, I’ll probably let people who really want to see it get it before me from Netflix.

    31/01/2011 at 21:06

  2. Yeah I really can’t see Seth Rogen in a stirght roll, it might be that I always seen him as the slacker or fool.

    But I am looking forward to seeing him in Paul.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1092026/

    But then I am a huge fan of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. I have been ever since I saw them in Spaced. It shame we will never get another season of that, even though they got all the scripts done. They just don’t have the time now.

    01/02/2011 at 08:53

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