Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Green Hornet (2011)

Number Rolled: 67
Movie Name/Year: The Green Hornet (2011)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Length: 119 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Michel Gondry
Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and George W. Trendle
Actors: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz, David Harbour, Edward James Olmos, Jamie Harris, Chad Coleman, Edward Furlong

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love superheroes. Super heroes and comic books. Needless to say, there are a lot of comic book movies on my queue. The Green Hornet has been on my queue since before it could actually be on it.

First thing you have to realize when you dive into this film is that you shouldn’t expect your normal everyday superhero film. The main characters don’t really have any kind of definite powers, they aren’t Batman-esk or mutants, in fact, they’re not even definitely good.

Based on the comics/radio show, I really feel as though this movie stuck to its roots. Even Bruce Lee  – the original Kato – makes a cameo in a sketch book. I’ve heard more than one person trash this movie and I’m convinced it’s because they walked into the theater expecting a typical hero movie. Meanwhile, the writers and director did an amazing job of modernizing a storyline that my grandmother listened to on the radio.

Furthermore, I think the actor/actresses in the movie did a beautiful job as well. Seth Rogen stepped it up for this one, even losing quite a bit of weight for it. Jay Chou stepped into some big shoes, but filled them nicely.

I could go on forever, but the bottom line is that I love this movie.

Overall Opinion – 4.5/5

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