The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

The ingeniously creative French director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Science of Sleep, Be Kind Rewind) turns his hand to the superhero genre with this big screen adaptation of a 1930s radio serial.

Seth Rogen (who co-wrote the script with Evan Goldberg - Superbad, Pineapple Express) stars as debonair newspaper publisher Britt Reid, who fights crime at night as a masked superhero known as The Green Hornet. With his sidekick, Cato, and his souped-up vehicle, The Black Beauty, Reid faces nefarious villain Chudnofsky (Inglourious Basterd's Christoph Waltz). Cameron Diaz plays the female lead.

2010118 minsUSA
ActionCrimeThriller
Director:
Michel Gondry ('Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', 'Science of Sleep', 'Be Kind Rewind')
Writer:
Evan GoldbergSeth Rogen
Cast:
Seth RogenChristoph WaltzCameron DiazJay ChouEdward FurlongTom Wilkinson
66%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Groin Harness

What the...?! Is this the same Michel Gondry who directed "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"? Oh yeah, now I remember Jack Black in his awful "Be Kind Rewind"... This is THAT Gondry. Plays like a poor man's Batman - but less amusing. In fact this makes Christian Bale look like he's got great comic timing... Ugh. No. Why? Even my 5...

1.0
0

Seth Rogen is the Green Hornet

Seth Rogen and his trademark laugh is what pushes this movie along asthe Green hornet His sidekick Kato who is constantly saving rogens backside is also very funny this is the year of comicbook action hero movies if you dont like Seth Rogen then stay away from this one as youll only get annoyed by his stoner voice and one style of acting but if your a fan...

4.0
0

Michel Gondry?

The film, in all respects was OK. Fun. But directed my Michel Gondry, odd isn't it. There was the occasional, neat, classic Gondry style scene, even room for some MG stop motion. But all in all, it is a surprising film for Gondry to be appart of. Yet, an enjoyably average film.

3.0
0

side kicker *kicked ass

Comic book heros have a typical genre *Kick arse action hero *Love interest *and more action But this movie missed one thing, a real hero that you wanted to win. (he was a spoilt brat, who stumbled on crime fighting?!) No point to Cameron Diaz character except for pretending to be a love interest. Saving grace was Kato and his kick arse action, dont...

3.0
0

Meh

It was exactly what I payed for. I was not disappointed but it did not exceed my mediocre expectations.

2.0
0

Two or 1 stars, it's hard to choose.

This movie had some really good potential to be a awesome rendition of comic book franchise. Sadly it fails hard, possibly due to the fact Seth Rogan got too many lines in the movie or just that the writing sucked. Did entertain me for the night and I didn't walk out. 2 Stars.

2.0
0

100 word review

When a father tells his son “Why bother trying if you always fail?” that child will probably sublimate that future trauma into booze and a D.I.Y. superhero outfit. Probably. I don’t know. My parents’ loved me. But for Brett Reid, he did precisely that: he fabricates The Green Hornet. With the aid of his all-purpose Swiss-army Asian, they swart the town’s...

3.0
0

HEY GUESS WHAT!!

Green Hornet is the worst movie ever for 2011. Why do remakes? Definitely up for Golden Raspberry Awards.

1.0
0

Family enjoyed the 3D version - GREAT

4.0
0

Seth Rogan has sold out

What happened, Seth? You used to be funny and ordinary and relatable. Now you're a highly refined, distilled eau de hollywood douchebag. The Green Hornet is so formula you could feed it to babies as part of a healthy post-natal diet. It's not funny. It's stereotypical, stupid, unimaginative and plods along, ticking all of the mainstream-movie-plot boxes at...

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The film is a blast.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Though tonally uneven, Hornet nonetheless works as breezy, irreverent entertainment that makes a virtue of its unlikely elements. And there’s the added buzz of James Franco’s cameo.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Quite a bit less than the sum of its appealing parts.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's an uneasy sense that Rogen, though aware of the perennial need to preserve and build his brand as a comedy star, would still like to be seen as a leading man of some quirky sort or other.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An almost unendurable demonstration of a movie with nothing to be about.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

It comes as some disappointment – albeit no great surprise – to say that despite a few fanciful flourishes, Gondry has fought the Hollywood law, and the law has won.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Never achieves sufficient traction to go the blockbuster distance.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

High hopes of magic from the Gondry-Rogen pairing are dashed. Some neat touches aside, this isn't so much eternal sunshine, more superbad.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The film is a blast.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Though tonally uneven, Hornet nonetheless works as breezy, irreverent entertainment that makes a virtue of its unlikely elements. And there’s the added buzz of James Franco’s cameo.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Quite a bit less than the sum of its appealing parts.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's an uneasy sense that Rogen, though aware of the perennial need to preserve and build his brand as a comedy star, would still like to be seen as a leading man of some quirky sort or other.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An almost unendurable demonstration of a movie with nothing to be about.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

It comes as some disappointment – albeit no great surprise – to say that despite a few fanciful flourishes, Gondry has fought the Hollywood law, and the law has won.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Never achieves sufficient traction to go the blockbuster distance.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

High hopes of magic from the Gondry-Rogen pairing are dashed. Some neat touches aside, this isn't so much eternal sunshine, more superbad.

2.0
0

Groin Harness

What the...?! Is this the same Michel Gondry who directed "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"? Oh yeah, now I remember Jack Black in his awful "Be Kind Rewind"... This is THAT Gondry. Plays like a poor man's Batman - but less amusing. In fact this makes Christian Bale look like he's got great comic timing... Ugh. No. Why? Even my 5...

1.0
0

Seth Rogen is the Green Hornet

Seth Rogen and his trademark laugh is what pushes this movie along asthe Green hornet His sidekick Kato who is constantly saving rogens backside is also very funny this is the year of comicbook action hero movies if you dont like Seth Rogen then stay away from this one as youll only get annoyed by his stoner voice and one style of acting but if your a...

4.0
0

Michel Gondry?

The film, in all respects was OK. Fun. But directed my Michel Gondry, odd isn't it. There was the occasional, neat, classic Gondry style scene, even room for some MG stop motion. But all in all, it is a surprising film for Gondry to be appart of. Yet, an enjoyably average film.

3.0
0

side kicker *kicked ass

Comic book heros have a typical genre *Kick arse action hero *Love interest *and more action But this movie missed one thing, a real hero that you wanted to win. (he was a spoilt brat, who stumbled on crime fighting?!) No point to Cameron Diaz character except for pretending to be a love interest. Saving grace was Kato and his kick arse action, dont...

3.0
0

Meh

It was exactly what I payed for. I was not disappointed but it did not exceed my mediocre expectations.

2.0
0

Two or 1 stars, it's hard to choose.

This movie had some really good potential to be a awesome rendition of comic book franchise. Sadly it fails hard, possibly due to the fact Seth Rogan got too many lines in the movie or just that the writing sucked. Did entertain me for the night and I didn't walk out. 2 Stars.

2.0
0

100 word review

When a father tells his son “Why bother trying if you always fail?” that child will probably sublimate that future trauma into booze and a D.I.Y. superhero outfit. Probably. I don’t know. My parents’ loved me. But for Brett Reid, he did precisely that: he fabricates The Green Hornet. With the aid of his all-purpose Swiss-army Asian, they swart the town’s...

3.0
0

HEY GUESS WHAT!!

Green Hornet is the worst movie ever for 2011. Why do remakes? Definitely up for Golden Raspberry Awards.

1.0
0

Family enjoyed the 3D version - GREAT

4.0
0

Seth Rogan has sold out

What happened, Seth? You used to be funny and ordinary and relatable. Now you're a highly refined, distilled eau de hollywood douchebag. The Green Hornet is so formula you could feed it to babies as part of a healthy post-natal diet. It's not funny. It's stereotypical, stupid, unimaginative and plods along, ticking all of the mainstream-movie-plot boxes...

1.0
0