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The hard-partying son of L.A.'s most powerful media magnate realizes his true calling as a crime-fighting vigilante after his father perishes under suspicious circumstances in this big-screen adaptation of the popular radio serial, comic book, film, and television series originated by Lone Ranger creators Fran Striker and George W. Trendle. James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) single-handedly built a media empire, but unfortunately his industrious genes weren't passed down to his son, Britt (Seth Rogen). Irresponsible, slovenly, and frequently inebriated, Britt is shaken out of his drunken stupor upon receiving word that his father has died. Shortly after Britt learns that he has inherited the family business, he forges an unlikely alliance with Kato (Jay Chou), one of his father's star employees, and together the pair hatch a plan to pose as villains in order to get close to the city's most high-powered criminals. Outfitting their indestructible custom-made car, The Black Beauty, with the absolute latest in technology and high-tech weaponry -- and arming themselves to the teeth with an array of gadgets that would make Batman blush -- the masked duo hit the streets as The Green Hornet and Kato. As the public's fascination with the mysterious crime fighters hits an all-time high, Britt's resourceful secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), helps them to gather intelligence on notorious underworld kingpin Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz), a criminal who holds the entire city in the palm of his hand, and represents everything that Britt's father fought against. Little do the Green Hornet and Kato realize that Chudnofsky is already on to them, and that he's not about to go down without a fight. Rogen and frequent writing partner Evan Goldberg provide the screenplay, with visionary Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) handling directing duties.~Jason Buchanan
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Let's roll, Kato!!
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
I enjoyed this movie when I first saw it, but I would've enjoyed it better if it would've had less comedy and more action. The more I saw it, the more it grew on me
If you remember the original Green Hornet TV show back in the 70's was a more serious action packed show.
This Green Hornet movie was more of a comedy base but still had lots of karate and fighting and a choice of cars that were turned into fighting machines and gadgets that would put James Bond car to shame.
This movie is funny and light hearted and worth watching. Seeing it in 3D Blu-ray movie makes it even that much more better.
This movie is a jump off of the original Green Hornet comic book and television series. Seth Rogen is slightly awkward in the leading role as the Green Hornet but as the movie progresses his character becomes more likable through his relationship with Kato (Jay Chou). Kato and his cool gadgets were the star of the movie. I enjoyed the appearance of Cameron Diaz but found myself wanting to see her character get more into the action, so I guess that means if they make a sequel with the trio I will watch it. I found that I liked the movie better the second time I watched it, probably because I was not expecting the flavor of the original tv series this time.
Blu-ray disc, packaging, picture and sound quality good. Presented in 2.40:1 aspect ratio. Includes special features: commentary, gag reel and writing the green hornet featurette.
I grew up on the TV series with Bruce Lee( kato) and Van Williams as the Green Hornet, This is not the same but I thought it was really good Seth Rogen was ok as the Green Hornet but Jay Chou was great as Kato he made the movie with his martial arts ,watching it in 3D was better than normal it was intense