Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
An undercover cop infiltrates an underworld subculture of Los Angeles street racers looking to bust a hijacking ring, and soon begins to question his loyalties when his new street racing friends become the prime suspects.
Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City... the very city which brands him an enemy.
Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) 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 (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
Kato says he's from Shanghai, to which Britt replies that he loves Japan. Kato was originally Japanese in the radio series. See more »
In the pool fight scene you can see that a rubber ball is moving towards the pool. However, a few shots later the ball lies on a bench beside the pool. See more »
[on the phone]
Tell the Mayor, I'm insulted. I would never jeopardize the journalistic integrity of this newspaper for some rent-a-mayor's political agenda.
[to his son]
So Britt, here we are again. Sent home after another schoolyard fight. I know you miss your mother. So do I. But I have to take care of 750 employees, and you have to take care of yourself. Still that seems to be asking too much.
But I was trying to stop some bullies...
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Quite probably the most expensive bad movie I have ever seen, TGH refashions the classic tale of The Lone Ranger's relative (newspaper mogul Britt Reid-turned-crime fighter) into a goofy, slacker comedy overflowing with car crashes and impossible to follow action sequences heavy on the CGI. One top of all this, we get a pudgy, out of shape Green Hornet in Seth Rogen! What could the filmmakers have been thinking casting this unappealing jerk in the lead? And why turn this legendary story into a slacker comedy? Jay Chou is a pale imitation of Bruce Lee's TV Kato, and Cameron Diaz is wasted as Reid's new secretary. She's simply window dressing, and frankly too old for the role. What a godawful mess. And a $100 million mess at that. This movie is wrongheaded in every possible way. Stay far away. Watch the old TV show instead.
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