Monday, January 17, 2011

Green Hornet Review

I unexpectedly went to watch the Green Hornet today in iMax 3D

If you don't know what is the Green Hornet, here is the Trailer.

The Green Hornet
Director: Michel Gondry
Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Stars: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos

I did not know what to think of the movie, and never expected to watch it in 3-D let alone at iMax 3D, but nonetheless, I paid US$15.50 to go watch it at Lowes Boston Common.

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".

I would say from the start, Seth Rogen was playing a dick, and instead of your usual Batman-esqe wake up and take responsibility and become super hero movie, this movie simply does not go that way. Seth Rogen remains a dick throughout the movie.

Hey, his father was murdered, well sort of in the beginning of the movie, and Seth Rogen does not seem to care, and did not even grow up through the process of the movie.

I would say the movie was about Seth Rogen and Jay Chou, and any other scene without them seemed a little flat. The action is average, and some of the scenes are pretty hilarious, so the movie is not a complete wash out. Cameron Diaz did not add much to the movie.

Even with the appearance of Edward James Olmos (Adama from BSG) the center of the movie still revolves the 2 main characters, Reid and Kato. And everyone else is not properly fleshed out.

There is a lot of slapstick humor, a bit of action, but not a whole lot of 3-D. I would say this movie, you can totally forgo the 3D part, and you should pay less if you want to watch it.

Is it worth the $15.50. DEFINITELY NO.

I would give the movie an overall 5/10

Don't watch it in 3-D, it does not add anything to the movie.

-- Robin Low

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