The Green Hornet(2010)
The ingeniously creative French director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Science of Sleep, Be Kind Rewind) turns his hand to the superhero genre with this big screen adaptation of a 1930s radio serial.... More
Seth Rogen (who co-wrote the script with Evan Goldberg - Superbad, Pineapple Express) stars as debonair newspaper publisher Britt Reid, who fights crime at night as a masked superhero known as The Green Hornet. With his sidekick, Cato, and his souped-up vehicle, The Black Beauty, Reid faces nefarious villain Chudnofsky (Inglourious Basterd's Christoph Waltz). Cameron Diaz plays the female lead.Hide
BY Andreas Heinemann Flicks Writer
Dishevelled comic everyman Seth Rogen and French auteur Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) don’t seem like the most natural pairing, least of all for an action blockbuster. Clearly they’re going for something a little different from the standard superhero fare in this action-comedy. So, does it work?... More
Rogen, who co-wrote the script, clearly had the title role in mind for himself as the character fits him like a glove. Cynics might suggest that he essentially wrote it as a platform for his personal routine but it’s still entertaining, particularly the buddy comedy stanzas with his sidekick, Kato. This aspect is the film’s strongest point, with an atypical superhero/sidekick relationship that is decently fleshed out and funny. Meanwhile, Gondry shows off a new string to his bow. The fight scenes are well done, whether enhanced with visual effects or played for laughs.
Cameron Diaz is both the love interest and the glaring weakness. Her character only seems to be present so that we know the gay banter between the crime fighters is ironic and to advance the plot in jarringly obvious ways, symptomatic of the patchy script. She doesn’t have the acting skills or comic timing to compensate, so there’s a dip in quality whenever she’s on screen.
The Green Hornet is a bit shapeless as a story but relies on the charm of Rogen and a few big set pieces to connect the dots.Hide
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BY bigspendakev superstar
Seth Rogen and his trademark laugh is what pushes this movie along asthe Green hornet His sidekick Kato who is constantly saving rogens backside is also very funny this is the year of comicbook action hero movies if you dont like Seth Rogen then stay away from this one as youll only get annoyed by his stoner voice and one style of acting but if your a fan then rent this one its not his funniest but still a good round film.
BY steveisatree superstar
The film, in all respects was OK. Fun. But directed my Michel Gondry, odd isn't it. There was the occasional, neat, classic Gondry style scene, even room for some MG stop motion. But all in all, it is a surprising film for Gondry to be appart of.
Yet, an enjoyably average film.
BY MovieMad lister
Comic book heros have a typical genre
*Kick arse action hero
*and more action
But this movie missed one thing, a real hero that you wanted to win. (he was a spoilt brat, who stumbled on crime fighting?!)
No point to Cameron Diaz character except for pretending to be a love interest.
Saving grace was Kato and his kick arse action, dont expect much?
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