This is the review for The Green Hornet. Because The Green Hornet is a comedy we are going to score it a little differently in the "Comedy" section of the review it is score on how funny the movie is compared to other comedies but in a review for an action movie the "Comedy" section is the amount of comedy in the movie. Here is an example if an action movie get a score of 9.0 in the "Comedy" section and a comedy movie gets an 8.0 it doesn't mean that the action movie is funnier it just means that the action is has some really funny parts in the for an action movie. The overall score for a comedy is relative to other coemdies. Example: A comedy gets a overall score of an 8.4/10 and an non-comedy gets a score of 7.8/10 it doesn't mean the comedy is better when comparing them. If you have any questions about this please post a comment.
If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.
Directed by: Michel Gondry
Genre: Action Comedy, Superhero, Comic Book.
Release date: January 14, 2011
Running Time: 108 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13
The Good: Very funny, Some cool Matrix inspired fight scenes, Awesome gadgets, Cool cars,
The Bad: Not the most original plot,
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the irresponsible, 28-year-old slacker son of widower James Reid (Tom Wilkinson), publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper The Daily Sentinel. Britt's attitude changes when James is found dead from an allergic reaction to a bee sting. After the funeral, Britt fires the staff aside from his maid, but later re-hires Kato (Jay Chou), James' mechanic and a skilled martial artist.
Britt and Kato get them selves drunk together and, upon agreeing that they both hated James Reid, visit the graveyard to cut the head off James Reid's memorial statue. After they succeed, they rescue a nearby couple being mugged. When police mistake Britt and Kato themselves for criminals, Kato evades them in a car chase as he and Britt make they way to the mansion.
Britt convinces Kato they should become crime-fighters who pose as criminals in order to infiltrate real criminals, and to prevent enemies from using innocents against them. Kato develops a car outfitted with several gadgets and weapons, which they call the Black Beauty. Britt plans to capture Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz), a Russian mobster uniting the criminal families of Los Angeles under his command, and whom his father was trying to expose. To get Chudnofsky's attention, Britt uses the Daily Sentinel as a vehicle to publish articles about the "high-profile criminal" the Green Hornet.
Britt then hires Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), who has a degree in criminology, as his assistant and researcher, and uses her unwitting advice to raise the Green Hornet's profile. Britt and Kato blow up several of Chudnofsky's meth labs, leaving calling cards so Chudnofsky can contact them. Throughout all this, Daily Sentinel managing editor Mike Axford (Edward James Olmos) fears that this single-minded coverage will endanger Britt's life, and District Attorney Frank Scanlon (David Harbour) frets over the public perception that he cannot stop the Green Hornet. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot: 6.7/10- Not the most original plot for a superhero movie but it get the job done
Action: 8.0/10- Some cool actions scenes and some other action scenes used for comedic effect.
Acting: 7.4/10- Surprisingly good acting for a comedy.
Special effects: 7.1/10- Some explodsions and other effects, The Black Beauty( name of a car) looked cool and so did the gadgets.
Soundtrack: 5.8/10- Nothing special.
Comedy: 8.4/10- The Green Hornet is a very funny movie with comedy through out.
Overall: 7.6/10- The Green Hornet is a very funny action comedy with some good action.
Closing comments: If you are looking for a good action this year comedy this might be the movie for you.
Recommended for: Action comedy fans, Comic Book movie fan, Green Hornet fans.