Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Green Hornet Strikes

If Seth Rogan had all the money he wanted to make a movie, he would make... this movie.

The very best part of Rogan's attempted face-lift of the old radio superhero is hands down the Rogan comedy: the in-your-face classic Rogan and the super-hero film critique: bold, brash, Roganish, fun.

They pulled the producer of The Fast and the Furious to rocket the car chases sequences, which they did, successfully, but without making them get any better as the film goes on.

The film is supported by top actors: Oscar winners Tom Wilkinson and the notorious new bad-a bad guy Christoph Waltz(from Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards) give the film credible weight, but can't pull the script's mediocre plot (Rogan lines or not) from good to great.

The 3D experience was fun.  It didn't seem to rely on the new tech to make it, was fun, but not spectacular either.

The new fighting method (weapons are targeted in slow-mo before being taken out at ultra fast speeds) turned out to be an initial plus for the Chinese Justin Timberlake: film experiment Jay Chou, whose not too bad, as long as he's not doing the "full of himself" JT look.

All in all, The Green Hornet is not terrible but neither terrific.  If you like Seth Rogan, it's good - almost "super" fun.

Check it out in a theater near you: www.fandango.com



(Originally published by Joe on Examiner.com)

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