Green Hornet: Mini Review

A scene from The Green Hornet (2011). Courtesy Sony Pictures.

The Green Hornet (2011) – I was never a fan of The Green Hornet TV series from the ’60s and had absolutely no excitement for this big screen adaptation. I really didn’t get the idea of Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) directing it, and I dreaded the fact it was in 3D. Needless to say, my expectations were very low going in. So it was a nice surprise when I actually found myself enjoying the movie, and enjoying it a lot. No, it’s not great, but I liked Seth Rogen (who also wrote the screenplay with Evan Goldberg) as the spoiled rich kid Britt Reid (aka “The Green Hornet”), and Jay Chou‘s Kato, “The Green Hornet’s” sidekick who knows how to do everything, was just as good as Bruce Lee‘s in the series. I also dug Christoph Waltz‘s portrayal of bad guy Chudnofsky, and a scene with James Franco was worth the price of admission alone. Sure, the script could be better, but it’s close to the same vibe as the first Iron Man movie, and that’s a good thing. Of course if you don’t like Seth Rogen you should just stay far away from this since there is a lot of him onscreen. And considering there is no noticeable 3D in it at all I can’t stress enough that you should find a theatre playing it in 2D instead.

3 out of 5 stars.

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