Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cristoph Waltz and Cameron Diaz
Directed by: Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND)
Story: Britt Reid, 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 dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato. 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 Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case, they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky. 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. (Sony Pictures)
Bottom Line: THE GREEN HORNET only cost $130 million to produce so it makes sense that it would look clean, shiny and slick. But how much does a boring script cost? Do you have to pay some sort of residual to all the other filmmakers whose better movies you stole from? How come the 3D aspect is wasted? I ask because all we’re really left with is an overblown and obnoxious action/comedy that leaves you saying ‘Eh’. There may be a lot of buzz going for THE GREEN HORNET but if you’re paying $12 to see it…it’s gonna sting.