The Green Hornet, a comedic action/adventure film, opens in theaters nationwide Friday, January 14, 2011.
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky. He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.
The cast of The Green Hornet includes Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz.
The Green Hornet got mixed reviews from the critics.
“The Green Hornet is an almost unendurable demonstration of a movie with nothing to be about.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“The film is a blast.” -Peter Debruge, Variety
“Too much. Too numbing. Too coy. And ultimately too violent.” -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“I’m pleased to report that the movie is entirely watchable and often pretty fun, in a mishmashed, patchy kind of way.” -Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
Check out The Green Hornet movie trailer below.
The Green Hornet is rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content.