The Green Hornet

January 14th, 2011

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The Green Hornet

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Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.0/10 (66,707 voted)

Critic's Score: 39/100

Director: Michel Gondry

Stars: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz

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".

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Seth Rogen - Britt Reid / The Green Hornet
Jay Chou - Kato
Cameron Diaz - Lenore Case
Tom Wilkinson - James Reid
Christoph Waltz - Chudnofsky
David Harbour - D.A. Frank Scanlon
Edward James Olmos - Mike Axford
Jamie Harris - Popeye
Chad Coleman - Chili
Edward Furlong - Tupper
Jill Remez - Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joe O'Connor - Daily Sentinel Reporter
Morgan Rusler - Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joshua Erenberg - Young Britt (as Joshua Chandler Erenberg)
Analeigh Tipton - Ana Lee

Taglines: Protect the law by breaking it.


Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 14 January 2011

Filming Locations: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $33,526,876 (USA) (16 January 2011) (3584 Screens)

Gross: $98,780,042 (USA) (17 April 2011)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

When Britt Reid and Kato first go out to vandalize the statue of Britt's father, their disguises closely resemble the costumes of the early incarnations of the Green Hornet and Kato of the 30s film serials.

Continuity: In the scene where Kato and Britt are fighting in the pool house, Britt tumbles over the knight and knocks over the wooden weapon in his hand. The wooden weapon falls on the couch behind Kato. The camera changes from Kato to Britt and when it changes back to Kato, the weapon is gone.

[first lines]
Jack Reid: [on the phone] Tell the Mayor, I'm insulted. I would never jeopardize the journalistic integrity of this newspaper for some random Mayor's political agenda.
Jack Reid: [to his son] So Britt, here we are again. Sent home after another schoolyard fight. I know you miss your mother. So do I. But I have to take care of 750 employees, and you have to take care of yourself. Still that seems to be asking too much.
Young Britt: But I was trying to stop some bullies...

User Review


Rating: 1/10

It blows me away that people thought this movie was, "surprisingly good." It's not. It's bad. Really really bad. Lets put it this way, I have not walked out of a movie in who knows how long, since Ishtar? And this was that bad.

Yes I did laugh a few times. But Seth Rogen, just plays himself as he has played that same character in dozens of other movies, except this time he has money, a side kick and weapons, devised by the sidekick. He plays Britt Read as a super loud and obnoxious character without being endearing. Reid's not smart or witty, but brash and annoying.

Now one could say that there are these great fight scenes thanks to Kato (played by John Cho). But there so over the top special effects laden as to be completely unreal and not enjoyable. It's like the viewer is playing a video game when we see from Kato's perspective in a fight.

The bad guy, has a bad guy insecurity complex with wanting to be perceive as scary, but has a name that nobody can pronounce and of course, owns and hide's out? at a cement/construction company.

In the end, this movie is tedious, predictable, annoying, and worse, unenjoyably campy. Save yourself the money and god forbid the 17$ it costs to see it in 3d. Because 3d does nothing but make you angrier you spent that much more money on a waste of 2 hours.

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