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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth Rogen ... Britt Reid / The Green Hornet
Jay Chou ... Kato
Cameron Diaz ... Lenore Case
Tom Wilkinson ... James Reid
Christoph Waltz ... Chudnofsky
David Harbour ... Scanlon
Edward James Olmos ... Axford
Jamie Harris ... Popeye
Chad L. Coleman ... Chili (as Chad Coleman)
Edward Furlong ... Tupper
Jill Remez ... Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joe O'Connor ... Daily Sentinel Reporter
Morgan Rusler ... Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joshua Erenberg ... Young Britt (as Joshua Chandler Erenberg)
Analeigh Tipton ... Ana Lee
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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Protect the law by breaking it.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Green Hornet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,526,876, 16 January 2011

Gross USA:

$98,780,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$227,817,248
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's release date was originally the day that an adaptation of another emerald hero was to be released, Green Lantern (2011). The latter was postponed until summer. See more »

Goofs

In the camera split scene in which the word is being spread to kill Green Hornet, when the one of the girls is leaving the man in army uniform, as the camera splits, in one of the split portion his hand can be seen but in the other he never moves his hands in that manner. 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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Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Chef Show: Seth Rogen (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Orchid
Written by Jack White (as Jack White, III)
Performed by The White Stripes
Courtesy of Third Man Records and Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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I was expecting a disaster
19 January 2011 | by darkmaxSee all my reviews

Frankly, very few remakes are worth the time. I was expecting a disaster of a movie when I started watching, but was pleasantly surprised.

Seth Rogen is his usual self/character. He needs to learn more than one trick. I found his acting flat and his voice monotonous. So kudos to the screen and script writers for making it interesting enough that Mr Rogen's shortcomings are overcame.

Cameron Diaz.... Of the hundreds of actresses in the movie industry, why her? Is her character written in, in the last minute? Or is there some kind of compulsory need to add a female lead, so that the 2 male leads are not seen as homosexuals? She was refreshing a decade ago, now she is just.... boring and highly predictable.

Jay Chou. Being an Asian-Asian, I personally never like or dislike him. He has a zero-expression face, no matter what movie he is in. Putting him in the shoes of Bruce Lee is a tough order. Of all the characters in the movie, his is the most significant one. Ones with big expectations to fill, and I think he did alright. Do remember this is his first Hollywood movie. Other than that, I still say he can't really act.

Story/plot. The movie is fast pace enough that even the slow moments get by really fast. After a first 15 minutes or so, there is very little dull moments. One of the few things I disliked about this movie is the elevated level of gory deaths. Is it really necessary? As I said before the screen and script writers did a fantastic job in this adaptation.

For pure action entertainment, I'll give it 8 or 9 out of 10. However, overall it should only garner a 7, in my opinion.


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