Movie Review: Green Hornet @ Cathay Cinemas [email protected]

The Green Hornet, there were quite a raving about it.  Fortunately I was able to catch this movie with my cousins~!

Of course we had plan to watch other movies during the Chinese New Year but only The Green Hornet was the movie I haven’t watched and so did the rest of them~!  So we decided to watch it at the place where there were the least people there.  It was during Chinese New Year after all and most of the other cinemas has their tickets sold out.

My cousins and myself, well there were 7 of us, and unfortunately the maximum number of tickets that can be booked at one time is 6.  This was kinda irritating as that means I would need to book 1 more ticket and pay the additional booking fee on it.  But I would say it is far cheaper than another cinema that I know of.



Here is a lil synopsis of The Green Hornet.

In the 3D action-comedy The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they’ll pose as criminals themselves.


Well this movie is on the borderline of bad and good for me.  Personally I would not have wanted Seth Rogen playing as Green Hornet as he is just a funny guy and not meant for the serious films.  I understand that they want to approach The Green Hornet from a different angle, but it kinda ruined the image of the Green Hornet that I had in my mind.


Of course there are some good funny moments, but I firmly believe that the image of the Green Hornet has been horribly tarnished in my mind.  The Green Hornet has become a lame, good for nothing, douche bag who has a whole lot of money.

But the movie made good in terms of the fights scenes with Jay Chao, who  playing as Kato and the kick ass gadgets that was on the movie.  I believe casting Seth Rogen for the part was a big no no for this movie.  He added some humor, but its not up to par as how Judd Apatow would do it in his movies.


The villain however played it nice, but had a retarded feeling to that guy.  Yes, the villain seems a lil retarded as how Seth Rogen is in this movie.

Though I did like the action in the movie, but I did not like the actor, Seth Rogen playing as the Green Hornet and the angle as to how the Green Hornet is being portrayed.


Overall, I would give this a go, if you are desperate and there are no other movies to watch and want to laugh a lil bit.  But if you don’t want your fond memories of the Green Hornet tarnished, then you might want to avoid it.  I believe Seth Rogen is a pretty good actor, but he is not suited for this movie, or maybe this genre of movies~!


Here is a lil trailer on it.



Enjoy at your own risk~!

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