The Green Hornet recently debuted and has not generated spectacular reviews. The film is being described as manufactured, predictable, and somewhat entertaining. Some critics feel that superhero movies such as this are getting old.
In the movie, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is a useless partier and the son of LA’s top media tycoon. However, Reid’s father strangely and abruptly dies, transferring his substantial media empire to Britt. Reid and one of his father’s employees, Kato (Jay Chou), happen to develop an unlikely camaraderie and eventually decide to fight local crime. The two pose as criminals in order to intermingle with the crooks.
The pair violates the law in order to protect it and Kato constructs Black Beauty, an indestructible car, to possess an advantage over their well-equipped adversaries. With the assistance of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they commence their hunt for Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). Chudnofsky dominates LA’s criminal underworld and boasts a plan of his own to dispose of the Green Hornet.
Out of all the actors in this film, Jay Chou is an enormous surprise. An extremely successful pop singer in his native Taiwan, Chou shatters his language barrier and gives an outstanding performance. Overall, the movie features an excellent 3D conversion, some nice action shots, and a mediocre plot. If you’re in the mood for a light, easy view, then Green Hornet may be a good choice.