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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Green Hornet movie review


Directed by: Michel Gondry
Screenplay by: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Produced by: Neal H. MoritzExecutive Producers: Michael Grillo ,Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Ori Marmur, George W. Trendle, Jr.
Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz

The Green Hornet centers on a Britt Reid (Rogen), a party boy and heir to a publishing empire. After the sudden death of his father, he along with his new companion Kato bond over a desire to rebel and end up becoming vigilante heroes. With the help of the newspaper and Reid’s secretary Lenore (Diaz) they work their way up the crime ladder until they reach the top dog, Chudnofsky (Waltz).

Personal Comments (may contains spoiler, read at your own risk)
The Green Hornet is an action comedy film.
Personally for me, comedy is well matched with the action elements in this movie, since most of the scenes are about Britt Reid by Seth Rogen) and Kato by Jay Chou.

I am pretty sure that it takes quite some time for Britt Reid (Rogen) and Kato (Jay Chou) to really have the chemistry bonding with each other, it's good to  see that the interactions work in this movie, and as I said that's where the majority of the film spent.
Expected Up's and down's of the movie, whereby two of them quarrel when they are facing some problems.


This action part is where another success of this film.
Kato acted by Bruce Lee in the TV show is superb especially when he is an expert in the martial arts, so Jay Chou is still passable in most of the scenes.
Some of the stunning action scenes would be car chases and fist fight.

[Something interesting is that, they are driving the front part of the Black Beauty towards the end of movie.]

Sometimes I just feel unnecessary comedy's dialogue appears in between the interesting action part, guess that's where the part we just focus on the action part.
But yeah! Most of the dialogues between Britt Reid (Rogen) and Kato (Jay Chou) is really useful to show the comedy part. 

Some of the interesting dialogues would be:
 [Thinking of a title suitable for the headline of newspaper]
Rogen: Let's name it the GREEN BEE
All the staffs in meeting room: *keeps quiet, giving him a (=.='') face*
Kato: the Green Hornet
Rogen: the Green Hornet?
Staffs: yeah, that would be much better

(The Green Bee? sounds not hero at all)

I came across my friends blog, Carmen and I found this dialogues too.

Reid : What time is it?
Jay : 2
Reid : That's not so bad
Jay : Its Thursday
Jay : Check out the Black Beauties.
Reid : Beauties?
Jay : Its for back up..
Jay : 11 days

[Eventually he blanked out on monday. And he woke up on Thursday. But it was actually already the following week, I were like wtf.]

For me, it doesn't really show any bonds between Lenore Case( Cameron Diaz) with Britt and Kato. It's merely a love interest between 3 of them.
She is the only part to drive the complication between Britt Reid (Rogen) and Kato (Jay Chou) .

Further more, Christoph Waltz role can be improve, he should be a stone cold killer instead of soft spoken evil guy.

so OVERALL, it's still a visual interesting movie, and 2 hours didn't seems to be real draggy and boring. It's also an entertaining movie, I am pretty sure you will enjoy it, and guess what, Jay Chou performance really improved.

Personal Rating:
Plot: (Can't determine as it is based on TV series)
Effects: 7/10
Comedy: 7.5/10
Action: 7/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Thanks to NuffnangMY for the movie screening!
Personal comment and Personal Rating are for reference purpose only.


  1. I love Jay Chou!!! So I love The Green Hornet too!^^

  2. I'm not a fan of Jay Chou but then I want to watch him acting in English movie.. =D

  3. I'm not sure if I'm gonna watch this movie, some said it's lame lol :D

  4. haha the dialogue is funny ahhaha will watch it soon XD

  5. @Erika, I am sure you watched it by this time! :)

    @Qiwen, erm! He improved a lot, but the tone is a little out!

    @Nana, go go go watch!

    @Hilda, yeah it's kinda lame, but action part not bad!

    @Domokun, watch already inform me! :)



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