The Green Hornet (2011)

The Green Hornet
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Released:  Friday, January 14, 2011  
Length:  108 minutes
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: The Green Hornet is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.


"The Green Hornet" made his debut on January 31, 1936 on WXYZ Detroit, the creation of the station's George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, who also created the Lone Ranger. The series, which ran until 1952 on the Mutual and NBC Blue networks, followed the adventures of Britt Reid, a bored playboy whose life is changed when he inherits his father's crusading newspaper, The Daily Sentinel. He saves the life of Kato, a Japanese man with incredible technical and martial-arts skills, who becomes Britt's closest ally -- and transforms Britt's car into the supercharged Black Beauty, which gives them an edge as they search for evidence to expose the city's underworld in the newspaper. When Britt and Kato witness a brutal mob hit, Britt invents his secret identity -- taking his name from his powerful car's defective horn. A skilled fighter and expert marksman, the Green Hornet uses two special, non-lethal guns to subdue criminals: one fires a potent knock-out gas while the other produces the "Hornet's Sting" -- an electric shock.

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The Green Hornet Theatrical Review

Releasing on January 14, 2011, is a film that has had many release date changes, and is long overdue, The Green Hornet...Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson, and Edward Furlong with direction by Michel Gondry.
The Green Hornet, based on the 1930 radio program, follows the life of Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), a misunderstood 25-year-old who has a counter-productive relationship with his Father, James Reid (Tom Wilkinson).  When his Father passes away, he inherits his empire, included his mechanic, Kato  (Jay Chou). The duo bond together while going of the late James Reid personality traits, and shortly after form the Green Hornet.
The cast of the Green Hornet was superb, providing great humor along side some amazing action sequence.  The one performance that really stands out is Jay Chou (Kato), who entered the Hollywood seen with this film.  Chou had very large shoes to fill from the last Kato incarnation played by Bruce Lee.  However, Chou was simply amazing -- providing great humor, action, and making the part his own.
The production of the film is amazing as well.  There was a great 3D-post-production process applied to the film.  However, it is some of the effects and overlays Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of A Spotless Mind) chooses to use, including the slow motion "lock on target effect" for Kato, the talking heads panel that went on a bit to long, and the Britt Reed flashback sequence.
Overall, The Green Hornet is an amazing film -- with some great comedy, action, and drama to boot.  If you are looking for a fun time this weekend, I would highly recommend the Green Hornet.  You will not be disappointed.


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