The Green Hornet Movie Review (DVD)

The Green Hornet is an action comedy film that was released came out this past January. I never went out to see it in theaters. But I was always kind of interested, so I decided to see it now that it’s available on DVD.

In The Green Hornet, Seth Rogen is Britt Reid, the son of rich man (Tom Wilkinson) who lives a life of luxury and spends all of his time partying and drinking. After his dad dies he teams up with his father’s former mechanic Kato (Jay Chou) and they become superheroes.

The biggest strength of the film is its use of the comedy. I’ll admit that I was laughing pretty consistently throughout. And that shouldn’t really come as a shock to me because Seth Rogen co-wrote the movie with Evan Goldberg. The two of whom wrote Superbad and Pineapple Express, two of my favorite comedies of the past few years. It’s not nearly as funny as those movies though.

Unfortunately the film has too many flaws. Rogen is fine as Britt Read. But he just wasn’t right for the part. It’s not his fault it’s just the casting. Newcomer Jay Chou is also fine as Kato. And Christoph Waltz once again makes for a good villain.

But the story here is just pretty weak. I feel like there’s not too much going on. There were a lot of scenes that I feel just could have been taken out and it wouldn’t have made a difference.

And there were also a lot of really ridiculous scenes. Like, there was one scene that was randomly sped up for no reason at all.

And the film could have used more action. I mean, it’s a superhero movie. And when there was action, it was mostly meant to be comedic. The film would have benefited from taking itself more seriously and focusing less on trying to be funny.

Also, the sequence with the death of Britt father was completely rushed. It left us no time to feel anything from it.

After a while I just stopped caring about the movie. I honestly stopped paying attention to it completely towards the end.

I didn’t hate this movie or anything, but it was just okay.

I’ll give it a 5/10.

By: John D’Amico

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One Comment on “The Green Hornet Movie Review (DVD)”

  1. CMrok93 Says:

    Good Review! For what problems it does have it is a genuinely different take on this kind of material with a firm focus on action, character and humor. No one else should ever attempt to make a superhero movie quite like this, but for The Green Hornet it works. Check out my site whenever you can!


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