The Green Hornet

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"Breaking the Law to Protect It."
  • PG-13
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 5.8  (164,226)
  • 39

The Green Hornet is an action-comedy movie that follows the story of Britt Reid, a bored and reckless playboy who inherits his father's media empire after he dies. Britt is not interested in running the newspaper his father founded, but everything changes when he discovers the thrill of fighting crime. One night, while getting drunk in his father's garage, Britt meets Kato, his father's assistant and a skilled mechanic and fighter. Kato shows Britt his secret lair, where he has equipped a car with weapons and gadgets, and together they decide to fight crime as masked vigilantes. Britt takes on the persona of the Green Hornet, and Kato becomes his sidekick.

The beginning of their adventure is not easy, as they are mistaken for criminals by the police and the underworld. However, they manage to form an alliance with Lenore Case, a smart and loyal journalist from Britt's newspaper, and start to make a name for themselves in the underworld by taking down a drug lord.

The Green Hornet and Kato's approach to fighting crime is unconventional and humorous, as they use gadgets and jokes to outsmart their enemies. However, their success attracts the attention of a sinister crime boss named Chudnofsky, who wants to eliminate them and become the only crime lord in the city.

Chudnofsky is played by the talented and charismatic Christoph Waltz, who brings to the movie his trademark villainous charm. Chudnofsky is not only a powerful and dangerous foe, but also a character with humor and depth, as he struggles with the idea of being taken seriously as a villain.

The Green Hornet and Kato's battle against Chudnofsky leads to an epic and explosive final showdown, where they use all their skills and gadgets to defeat him and save the city. Along the way, they have to prove their worth to themselves and to others, and learn that being a hero is more than just wearing a mask and fighting crime.

The Green Hornet is not a typical superhero movie, but a fun and entertaining homage to the classic character of the same name. Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the movie and stars as Britt Reid, brings his signature humor and wit to the role, making it his own while staying true to the original character.

Jay Chou, a Taiwanese actor and singer, plays Kato with energy and charisma, and brings to the movie his martial arts skills and his cultural background. The chemistry between Rogen and Chou is one of the highlights of the movie, as their characters' friendship and banter feel genuine and hilarious.

The Green Hornet was directed by Michel Gondry, who is known for his innovative and creative approach to filmmaking. Gondry brings to the movie his visual flair and his ability to mix genres and styles, making it stand out from other superhero movies.

Overall, The Green Hornet is a fun and entertaining movie that blends action and comedy in a unique and refreshing way. It is a tribute to the classic character and a showcase for Seth Rogen and Jay Chou's talents. Christoph Waltz's performance as Chudnofsky is a memorable highlight of the movie, and the action scenes and gadgets are sure to please fans of the genre.

The Green Hornet is a 2011 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 39.

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    5.8  (164,226)
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