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Review: The Green Hornet

Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britts new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.

Its been a while that I have seen a good action comedy and it has to come from Seth Rogen. A cool car with a mix of martial arts and the right dose of Seth Rogen attitude made for a very good film. I wasn’t expecting it to be this funny and still have a slight serious tone to it, so you can take the bad guy seriously as well the screw up super hero. Britt Reid is not your typical super hero and the story of the Green Hornet isn’t an exact match but this is what I a call a good entertaining modern adaptation and I really enjoyed it.

Link: IMDB

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