Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles’ “The Daily Sentinel” after the sudden death of his father. Britt’s party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero “The Green Hornet”.Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
Although the quality of the version of this movie I saw wasn’t the greatest, that is not really what turned me off about it. Apparently Seth Rogen is a big comic-book guy, and he had a lot to do with the production of this movie. That is kind of surprising to hear, because what he brings to the lead role is literally the same type-cast role he has done in every movie, only this time he has unlimited resources and an expert engineer and martial artist at his side.
Speaking of which, one part of this movie is Kato’s inability to find a job in the normal world. I’m sorry, but a man who can build the kind of shit he builds could get a six digit job in 24 hours if he wanted to. That just made no sense to me, which is a common occurrence throughout the movie. Like Britt Reid’s apparent ability to slow time and kick ass and make intellectual connections out of absolutely fucking nowhere.
This movie really had nothing to offer me. There wasn’t really a meaning to the entire plot, the dialouge and direction were pretty average, other than a few fancy editing things that I haven’t seen done before in a movie. The characters and story are predictable and shallow, and the actors really didn’t do a great job, like, at all. Pretty disappointing, considering this is Christoph Waltz‘s first work after his insanely incredible award winning performance in Inglorious Bastards.
Seriously, some of the stuff in this movie is just laughable.
At least we get one scene in which Cameron Diaz is in some somewhat short shorts.
My Rating [See it, Rent it, Skip it]
I’m sure in 3D on a good screen, and in great quality, this movie might be fun to look at for someone who needs to go to bed before 9:30, but for the rest of us, let’s save our time and money.