The Green Hornet (2011) – REVIEW

by Jordache Wee

Release Date: January 14, 2011
Directed by: Michel Gondry
Music by: James Newton Howard
Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz

Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is a playboy-party-pooper spending away his luxuries in his home with all the girls he wants to be with. He does that to annoy his father since his mother passed away when he was still a young child. Unsatisfied with the choice made by his father, he decided to defy him in every way.

One day, his father’s death were all over the news without him knowing that long has the days has passes by. He was surrounded by the media and reporters questioning about his feelings on his father’s death. Britt does not know how to consider his feelings whether to be disappointed or free. It was a shocking news to him.

The 28-year-old Britt inherited all the wealth by his father, James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) and thus becoming the publisher of The Daily Sentinel. He then fired all his father’s staff at home but went insane over a cup of bad coffee.

The only maid in the house reminded him that he has fired Kato (Jay Chou). He brings back Kato to have his coffee done. Surprised by the genius Kato who is capable of designing an amazing coffee maker for various coffee.

Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is a playboy-party-pooper spending away his luxuries in his home with all the girls he wants to be with. He does that to annoy his father since his mother passed away when he was still a young child. Unsatisfied with the choice made by his father, he decided to defy him in every way.

One day, his father’s death were all over the news without him knowing that long has the days has passes by. He was surrounded by the media and reporters questioning about his feelings on his father’s death. Britt does not know how to consider his feelings whether to be disappointed or free. It was a shocking news to him.

The 28-year-old Britt inherited all the wealth by his father, James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) and thus becoming the publisher of The Daily Sentinel. He then fired all his father’s staff at home but went insane over a cup of bad coffee.

The only maid in the house reminded him that he has fired Kato (Jay Chou). He brings back Kato to have his coffee done. Surprised by the genius Kato who is capable of designing an amazing coffee maker for various coffee.

Kato and Britt talks about his late father and shared how much they hated him for being over discipline. Britt then decided to behead his father’s memorial statue as revenge when Britt decided to help a mugged couple which ended up in a gang-fight when he was saved by Kato.

On the same night, Britt decided to do crime-fighting and play as a double agent and pose as criminals to defeat the underworld criminals. Kato then agrees and develop a car and equiped it with various kind of gadgets and weapons – Black Beauty.

Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz) and his Double Barrel

Britt plans to capture Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz), a Russian mobster who is uniting the criminal families of Los Angeles under his command, whereby Britt’s father was trying to expose. To get Chudnofsky’s attention, Britt uses the Daily Sentinel to sensationalize the story of “The Green Hornet”

Then, Britt hires Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), who has a degree in criminology, as his assistant and researcher, and uses her unwittingly to raise the Green Hornet’s profile.

Kato (Jay Chou) and The Green Hornet/ Britt Reid (Seth Rogen)

To reach Chudnofsky, Britt and Kato blew up several meth labs and leaving their contact cards. District Attorney Frank Scanlon (David Harbour) speaks of the Green Hornet menace.

Not known that Scanlon was behind James Reid ‘s death. Britt had an argument with Kato who is jealous of how skilful is he and knows Kato has been dating Lenore behind his back. Acting all childishly, Britt decided to sack both Kato and Lenore.

Devastated and disappointed Lenore retreat from Kato after Britt tarnished his name in front of her.

Scanlon invited Britt for a meeting in the restaurant. Kato accepted a deal with Chudnofsky to kill Britt, when Kato made a turnover to save Britt instead. Britt also learns that Scanlon is the one who murdered his father along with Chudnofsky.

Reviewer’s Note:
The Green Hornet is not something what I expected it to be. It’s like having Will Ferell and Mark Wahlberg together in The Other Guys.

Seth Rogen as born loser and son inherited all his father’s wealth and the newspaper agency turn Green Hornet along with his chaffeur Kato (pronounce as Cay-toe). Adventures into the crime scene. Portraying both good and bad roles.

Two guys chasing after a newly hired secretary (Cameron Diaz) in the newspaper agency.

Jay Chou has indeed improve his english but his fight scenes are heavily CGi all the way which would reminds you of Jet Li’s The One.

It’s totally like some mixed game and The One in it. Poor storyline.

Kevin Smith is best to write the script instead. Read the comic books is better than watching this piece of shit.

Bruce Lee is still the best!!

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