Monday, November 14, 2011

The Green Hornet (2011) PG13 - 3 Stars

Actually with a touch of humor the Green Hornet becomes a fun movie with good action. I love Kato's character but Reid is good too and always a pleasure to see Cameron Dias even though she really does nothing for this movie. I didn't understand the ending though thus making room for yet another sequel. I wish Hollywood would quit trying to make movies that go on and on and instead come up with movies that can stand alone one time. With a too much violence for young children, this is not your Superman hero sort of movie and basically a comedic spoof.

James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) , has created a media empire Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel", with no help from his degenerate spoiled playboy son Britt (Seth Rogen). Britt doesn't take life very seriously, playing video games and drinking all day, it's not until his father passes, living his entire estate to him, that Britt has to grow up fast. Or does he? Britt doesn't know a thing about running the company and asks help from Kato (Jay Chou), one of his fathers best worker. Kato is extremely handy and the two team up to become nighttime vigilantes in a souped up bat mobile known as the Black Beauty. Their take on the names Kato and the Green Hornet. Their efforts are to clean the streets of common criminals and anyone else who threatens to take his company down. Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz), is one such criminal and with the help of Britt's secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), the duo must stop him at all costs.

Original Film, Ironhead Studios. W M Creations Inc
Directors: Stephen Chow, Michel Gondry
Writers: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Producer: Neal H. Moritz
I viewed 5/11

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