Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles’ The Daily Sentinel after the sudden death of his father. Britt’s party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero “The Green Hornet”. –IMDb
Pioneering director Michel Gondry’s remarkable creative energy and ability to innovate have resulted in some of the most visually stunning music videos in the history of the medium, and his wild imagination and organic, childlike imagery raised the bar of what one could achieve in the short format. In particular, his technique of placing numerous cameras around a subject and combining the images to form a visually astonishing sweeping effect has become so popular that it has since gone on to achieve timeless notoriety in such films as the The Matrix. With a family background that consists of a number of inventors and technological innovators, Gondry, not surprisingly, is seen as a bottomless wealth of imaginative innovation.
Michel Gondry is a native of Versailles who was raised in a freethinking family that encouraged and supported his creative endeavors; his parents harbored a deep love of pop music and the works of Duke Ellington, in particular. Gondry’s grandfather Constant… read more
Too many cooks spoiled this broth, but however many ways this film fails, it finally gives Kato his due in the guise of Jay Chou. The original Green Hornet was exasperating in its confinement of Bruce Lee in a stock character. New Kato gets to breathe, talk, act, think, and feel for himself. Which doesn't seem like much but it took four decades to get here. Lee would have been pleased.
A very pleasant surprise. The plot may be conventional; but the cast is great - Seth Rogan and Jay Chou have great comic chemistry, and Christoph Waltz is a solid villain (though Cameron Diaz is woefully miscast), and there are a number of solid laughs and well-staged action scenes. Maybe not a great film, but good entertainment.
The film? The Green Hornet. The things? Michel Gondry’s direction and the the longed-for presence of Bruce Lee.
The Green Hornet pourrait se résumer de la sorte: à chaque fois de bonnes idées, mais toujours quelque chose pour les gâcher.
Premièrement, l’idée de nous offrir un anti-héros par excellence, un… read review
Like most superhero films this one had a long history of almost making it to the screen. Directors such as Kevin Smith had planed on making it with Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead. Eddie Murphy Wanted… read review