The Green Hornet Movie Review


Of the two superhero movies to be released in 2011, The Green Hornet and The Green Lantern, the hornet has struck first.  The Green Hornet Stars Seth Rogan as Britt Reid or the Green Hornet who is the 28 year old good for nothing lay about son of James Reid the owner of The Daily Sentinel newspaper.  When Reid dies from a presumed wasp sting his son finds an ally in former maid and engineer Kato played by Jay Chou.  The two out of boredom and financial freedom decide to behead a memorial statue of James Reid out of their shared hatred of him and stumble into being criminal vigilantes.

The crime fighting continues from here with a nicely paced progression, with Britts enthusiasm and Kato’s skills the two decided to take on the city’s criminal underbelly led by Benjamin Chudnofsky played by Christoph Waltz who really does a great job in his role as an underestimated Russian gang boss.  With Cameron Diaz playing James Reids new assistant and James Franco in a small but brilliant role the Green Hornet manages to have quirky eccentric characters across the whole movie which is one of the reasons why I enjoyed it so much.

The Green Hornet really kicks up a fast pace and has enthusiastic witty dialogue penned by Seth Rogen himself along with Evan Goldberg who manage to keep it tight and fun.  Direction by Michel Gondry is great with lots of vibrant colours and some imaginative action scenes that keep you glued to the screen.

If you visit Rotten Tomatoes you may note that The Green Hornet only got about 46% which means it wasn’t that popular but if your looking for a slightly quirky, less serious and more fun superhero movie then the Green Hornet will surely satisfy.  With a nice set of characters, some funky action scenes and lots of stupid dialogue which is either funny or cringe worthy id say give The Green Hornet a go, it ain’t no Batman Begins but honestly that’s not a bad thing.