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)
During the initial confrontation outside the hibachi restaurant, Kato punches a henchman through a window using a very fast short punch. This is an homage to Bruce Lee's famous "one-inch punch", which was said to be able to knock a person off their feet with a strike that only moved one inch. See more »
The shot of the Green Hornet's car burning rubber after shooting the red light camera shows several identical "burn-out" marks in the street from previous takes. 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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A truly awful film that will be gone in a green flash
I seldom really, really, dislike a film. I am tolerant to the max if I find an element or two that is fetching, exciting, or even mildly amusing. I love gadgets, well done action, and lots of comedy.
This film is simply painful to watch. It is amateurish. Its writing is execrable. We don't ask much... A plot can be formulaic, but not openly clumsy. Rogen & friend missed by a mile. Rogen can't even carry off his own character competently despite the fact that the character has no redeeming qualities.
Jay Chou is completely wooden, totally failing to make his character alive, let alone interesting. Christoph Waltz gets credit for his valiant attempt at an American accent, but lapses constantly. He'd do better with an indeterminate euro accent if he didn't want to get labeled for his German one. Diaz is fetching, but completely wasted. She tried, but couldn't get past the material.
This film proves that simply destroying everything in sight isn't enough. Even the gadgets are so poorly showcased they are made uninteresting.
All in all, I predict this film will ultimately take its place among the worst of all time, appealing only to the most trite minds on earth.
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