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Green Hornet
« on: March 19, 2011, 05:24:43 AM »
Since I tend to like movies about superheroes or that are based on comic books, I wanted to see Green Hornet.  I didn't know much about the character, but I was still interested.  The biggest drawback for me was the fact that Seth Rogen was in it.  I just don't like him that much.

The movie is interesting and entertaining overall, though the plot is rather simple and straight forward.  There is a origin story of sorts that explains why the main character Brit decides to start fighting crime as Green Hornet.  Much of what happens is a bit unbelievable, but it manages to be mostly entertaining.  There are decent action scenes, though Kato does more in those scenes than Brit.  I didn't see the movie in 3D and don't see how that would have added anything to the movie.

My biggest problem with the movie is the way that Brit acts.  I only barely remember seeing a few episodes of the tv show, so I don't know how Brit acted in it.  In the movie, he comes across as an arrogant jerk most of the time and it is hard to like him.  Rogen himself has come across that way to me in different interviews I've seen him give over the years and I've thought many of the characters I've seen him play have been jerks.  It is almost like he's just being himself.  Least it seems that way to me.  I did have concerns when I heard that Rogen had been cast.  He just isn't right for this type of part.  He also worked on the screenplay, and that didn't help things.  The other actors didn't bother me in their parts, though Cameron Diaz did seem wasted and even miscast her in the part of Lenore.

Despite Rogen, I did like the movie overall.  I think it would have been better if someone else had been cast as Britt/Green Hornet. 

I did get a longer review posted at Epinions.


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Re: Green Hornet
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 06:06:06 AM »
I haven't seen this but I understand they did change the character of the Green Hornet and made the film a half-comedy.  Brit Reid in the past has been a very straightforward staunch kind of guy.