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.
awesome crazy action, with some visual tricks which reminds you you're watching a Gondry's movie...Rogen and Goldberg sets a good screenplay, similar to their previous buddy/demential/trash stuff...in many parts, you think they are overcoming Gondry...maybe too much hype made you think this movie was crap, but you cannot deny it was pretty good at entertaining...it's truly all about your expectations, as always...
A really fun action movie with a bickering buddy/couple at its center. Not a spectacularly good movie, but a fun way to kick back for a couple of hours of entertainment which will neither challenge nor insult your intelligence. The post-converted 3-D produced a few odd visual artifacts with facial contours and especially struggled with a patterned purple shirt Seth Rogen wore in one scene.
This is an brilliant work of satire on the current state of Hollywood cinema, and "coolness." It was really at around the time that the "heroes" start using door guns that it really hit me. That's something that would seriously happen in a major action movie and would be seen as "badass" or cool. Gondry's playing with that, making it apparent how ridiculous viewing action movies like that really is. Meta-brilliance.
Last movie I hated a film with this much passion was "Be Kind Rewind". Then came The Green Hornet. Same director but the difference is that this time, I didn’t got through with it. I usually have no problem wasting my time on meaningless drivel — especially when on 12-hour flight and boozed up to the max— but even I have limits.
the casted talents and virtuous director provide a seemingly opaque product. the humor works better than the action possibly because they never quite gel together, the action suffers more for it. the film is watchable but quickly forgettable. nothing as terrible as it was made to be by online commentators.
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An insanely stunning film! True, all the characters in the film could have been better developed. However, the final product is still a marvellous reinterpretation of the Green Hornet legend; which harks back to the classic days of the pulp heroes, where the characters didn't need to be developed because they were having too much fun!
This is no piece of art, but people who are talking shit about Gondry doing it seem just not to get it. I don't think it's supposed to be compared to "Science of Sleep" or "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"...I think the whole point is how Gondry gets a regular story and turns it into a, at least, enjoyable movie. I wasn't really expecting much, but it turns out to be nice.