“The Green Hornet”

The Green Hornet Final One Sheet Movie Poster

BONUS MOVIE REVIEW: I got a movie for Easter today, and that movie is “The Green Hornet” which stars Seth Rogen (Monsters vs. Aliens, Pineapple Express), Jay Chou (Curse of the Golden Flower, Secret), Cameron Diaz (Shrek, There’s Something About Mary), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins, Michael Clayton), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Carnage), David Harbour (Quantum of Solace, War of the Worlds), Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner), Jamie Harris (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), and James Franco (Spider-Man, 127 Hours). I have heard of this movie and seen trailers for it, but I have never seen it. I do know its backstory as well. This movie is based on the original radio program made in 1936 by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker who both also created the Lone Ranger. This movie, which is written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, follows a rich playboy named Britt Reid (Rogen) who does nothing but jokes around and have fun. His father (Wilkinson) owns a newspaper called the Daily Sentinel, so he makes tons of money and also tries to clean up Britt on the side, but instead puts a bad impression of a mean father on him. Everything changes though when Britt’s father dies from a sting of a bee. After that, Britt makes friends with an employee at his house named Kato (Chou) who is a martial artist and car mechanic. For fun, they went out to cut the head of his father from his statue over his grave. It was all fun and games until Britt witnesses a couple getting mugged. Kato and him save the couple and it gives Britt the idea to start crime-fighting with Kato under the name, The Green Hornet. He uses his secretary Lenore (Diaz) to give him ideas on how to do his job and where to strike without her knowing what for and he uses the newspaper industry to make himself (or the Green Hornet) known. Everything is going perfectly until a drug kingpin named Chudnofsky (Waltz) wants them dead so that he can take over all of Los Angeles. It is up to The Green Hornet and Kato to stop him. I thought the movie was actually pretty good. The action scenes were great, the story was good, the special effects were awesome, the acting was good, and it was funny. Some parts did drag in this movie though for the most part of the cons. I would recommend this movie to anyone. FINAL SCORE: 85%= Juicy Popcorn

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