blo Teens Read and Write: Movie Review: THE GREEN HORNET

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


The Green Hornet
Seth Rogen, Jay Chou
Released: 1/14/10
Playboy Britt Reid becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato, stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet".
Whenever I see the words "Seth Rogan" and "Martial Arts-Action-Comedy" in the same sentence my skeptical meter implodes! But I remained excited non-the-less, and wasn't disappointed.

The Green Hornet follows Britt Reid, playboy heir to a booming newspaper, and Kato, Britt's father's personal mechanic and coffee maker. Shortly after the death of his father, Britt and Kato team up to clear the city of corruption with the help of awesome gadgets and a sweet ride.

Lethal AND adorable!
I really enjoyed The Green Hornet. While Seth Rogen is not my favorite actor he does what he does best, play an incompetent goof ball. The show is of course stolen by Kato and his amazing kung fu skills. There were some fantastic sequences where he completely schools an entire group of thugs while effortlessly flipping, kicking, and punching through the air.

There was one particular aspect of the film that I don't think got enough publicity and that is Academy Award Winner (for his amazing performance in Inglourious Basterds) Christoph Waltz. He did a great job here too.

All in all it's a fun action flick with lots of laughs!

That's a BINGO!
I love this Japanese movie poster!


Lola said...

Ooooh! Good to know! I've been wanting to see this one! :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Wow. Great review. I've been wondering how Seth is going to pull this off. Thanks for posting this.

Blodeuedd said...

Of course I am gonna watch this one :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Yep. Need to see this one.

Ladytink_534 said...

Not really my kind of film but I'm sure my husband would enjoy it.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this movie looks great! thanks for the review!!

Tran D said...

i watched this movie when it came out in theater and i love it! great review!

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Unknown said...

Hi Jake!

Just made my way to the theater to see Green Hornet, I found it witty, crazy, wild fun! Seth Rogan (who I loved as BOB in Monster vs Aliens, but not so much in anything else) did his job expertly, he was more of a sick-kick than Kato, and it worked perfectly. PS ~ LOVE the Japanese poster, haven't see it before!

I'll have my review up soon!

Dottie :)

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