I know, I just blogged about the semi-crappy state of comic movies and now I’m going to write about how much I like this one. Kissmyasssowhat.
The Green Hornet is awesome! Seth Rogen plays Britt Reid, a spoiled rich boy whose media empire-owning father dies. He inherits everything, including the company and doesn’t really deal with responsibility very well. In fact, in the beginning, he’s kind of a bumbling moron.
Jay Chou plays Kato, a previous employee of the elder Reid. Britt initially fires him with the rest of the house staff but then calls him back because of special coffee he made. Kato is a martial arts expert and super genius.
They bond over some liquor and end up causing some trouble which somehow ends up with them wanting to fight crime. Kato does this extremely well. Britt, maybe not so much.
Cameron Diaz was in there too, playing Britt Reid’s newly hired secretary, Lenore, who puts up with a lot more nonsense than any secretary should have to.
As with most comic books, there is a super villain. In this case, it’s Christoph Waltz as Benjamin Chudnofsky. His character was just as entertaining as the others. He spends a lot of his time seizing power and fighting self-image problems.
The Green Hornet was very entertaining. It was funny and filled with a whole lot of action. My only complaint was that Britt Reid’s character was a bit too ditzy. It gets an A.
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