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Movie Review: The Green Hornet (2011)

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From Michel Gondry, who previously directed the critically acclaimed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, comes a fun, light-hearted film that really knows how to kick some ass.

The Green Hornet, based on the classic 1930s radio show, and 1960s television show, centers on Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), the playboy son of wealthy newspaper man, James Reid (Tom Wilkinson). When his father is found dead, Britt is forced to take over a newspaper business he knows nothing about.

Britt then meets his father’s mechanic and coffee making extraordinaire Kato (Jay Chou). The two of them bond and decide to form a masked crime fighting duo. They decide to go after the violent and insecure drug kingpin Chudnofsky (Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz). But since Britt and Kato have no idea how to do this, they enlist the help of newly hired secretary and aspiring journalist Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz).

Rogen and Chou have perfect chemistry as Britt and Kato. One of the best scenes with these two, is the fist fight in Britt’s pool house where every expensive item you can imagine a rich playboy would own is destroyed.The Black Beauty, as their car is called, and all the gadgets that go along with it are definitely the coolest things in the movie.

The 3D leaves something to be desired. It seemed as though only certain objects were converted into 3D. If you’re going the 3D route you may as well go all out and make everything 3D.

So, if you’re looking for a fun, action-packed film, that doesn’t take itself too seriously, be sure to check this one out.

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  • Gayle

    Green Hornet had WAY too much cussing? Why is such language necessary in lieu of actual acting?