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The Green Hornet (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 14 January 2011 (USA)
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Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

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Young Britt (as Joshua Chandler Erenberg)
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Storyline

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)

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Protect the law by breaking it.


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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14 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Green Hornet  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,526,876, 16 January 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$98,780,042, 17 April 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$227,817,248
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Michel Gondry was initially set to direct the film for Universal Pictures back in 1997, for what was to be his directorial debut. The script was written by Edward Neumeier and featured a villain who ate human hearts. Gondry initially wanted Vince Vaughn for the lead, but the parts of Britt and Kato were offered to Mark Wahlberg and Jason Scott Lee. See more »

Goofs

At the reporters meeting, the assembled reporters reference the green hornet "shooting out a traffic camera" as one of the news stories. But it had not happened yet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Reid: [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.
Jack Reid: [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.
Young Britt: But I was trying to stop some bullies...
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: The Day the Proofradar Quit (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Hornet Theme
Written by Billy May
Produced and Performed by David Sardy
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Entertaining Flick...
1 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

'The Green Hornet', Directed by the legendary Michel Gondry, is meant for those who enjoy Cinema, for it's escapism & it's imagination. This Superhero Action-Comedy is NOT meant for the pseudo critics, who only watch films to learn something!

Based on the character of the same name that had originated in a 1930s radio program and has appeared in movie serials, a television series, comic books and other media, 'The Green Hornet', the motion picture, is about 2 underdogs, who decide to clean, the unclean streets of L.A.

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's Adapted Screenplay is fun and packs in some really entertaining moments. I really loved the love/hate relationship between Seth Rogen & Jay Chou. Sure, the writing loses pace in the second hour and drags itself a bit, but the climax is nicely shot.

Michel Gondry, the legend, directs this Heroic tale, perfectly. Cinematography by John Schwartzman, is good. Editing is neat. Stunts are super. Music by James Newton Howard, is well-pitched.

Performance-Wise: Seth Rogen & Jay Chou share a striking chemistry from start to end. Rogen gets it right, yet again, while Chou is energetic and lively. Cameron Diaz has been wasted. David Harbour is okay. Christoph Waltz is Fantastic, as expected. James Franco & Tom Wilkinson appear in cameos.

On the whole, Grab a Popcorn and get Ready to be Entertained!


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