The Green Hornet 2011 PG-13 CC

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(466) IMDb 5.9/10
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Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is a slacker by day, party animal by night... until he finds a serious career that?s seriously cool: crime-fighting action hero. As the Green Hornet, he teams up with gadget wiz and martial arts master Kato (Jay Chou) to take down LA's underworld. Also starring Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz.

Starring:
Seth Rogen, Jay Chou
Runtime:
1 hour 59 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Action, Comedy
Director Michel Gondry
Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou
Supporting actors Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz, David Harbour, Edward James Olmos, Jamie Harris, Chad L. Coleman, Edward Furlong, Jill Remez, Joe O'Connor, Morgan Rusler, Joshua Erenberg, Analeigh Tipton, Taylor Cole, Robert Clotworthy, Jamison Yang, Michael Holden, Irene White
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Lots of action, good effects, and funny lines.
CG
I just watched this movie tonight and don't understand why so many people did not like it.
Frankiesays
Until then, don't waste your money or a minute of your time.
DP

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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Marina Gonzalez on December 27, 2011
Format: Amazon Instant Video
As soon as I saw the ratings this movie was getting, I guessed it had probably not adhered to the expectations of comic fans and fans of the original movies or series, and a quick scan of the reviews showed me I had guessed right. Although I love superheroes and comics in general, I knew nothing about the Green Hornet when I hit the theater, and I absolutely loved it. Most of all, I loved Kato. I remember telling my friend that this sidekick finally managed to break all the stereotypes. He was no longer an asexual, lesser sucker-upper. I also know most men drool after Bruce Lee, but as a grown-up woman who never really quite managed to get into him, I have to say Jay Chou has all the charisma for which I had kept searching in Lee. This was by all means Chou's movie.
As a viewer without any canonic expectations, this movie had me laughing from beginning to end. It was a breath of fresh air and a break from a lot of superhero stereotyping. I came to Amazon quite decided to purchase it.
I would say, if you are an original fan, beware. It seems very unlikely that you will enjoy it. If you, like me, love superheroes but this is your first time meeting the Green Hornet, I'm quite sure you will love this movie. We can all go and read the seemingly darker, truer version after we fall in love with Chou and start looking out for his next movies and music releases.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jinx on May 7, 2011
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Not a big Seth Rogan fan, but this was pretty good. Actually, it was much better than I thought it was going to be. Cool gadgets, solid action, and Seth Rogan's ugly mug is covered up by a mask.
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190 of 270 people found the following review helpful By Phillip J. Buechner on January 15, 2011
Format: DVD
The Green Hornet movie is one that I've been looking forward to for years. It's been rumored to be coming since the early 90's. It went through numerous incarnations that somehow didn't make it. From actors like George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg as the Hornet to Jet Li and Stephen Chow as Kato. A script was written by no less than Kevin Smith that was recently made into the first 10 issues of the Green Hornet comic book. Somewhere in there it seemed like they had the nuts and bolts of it right....and then Seth Rogen entered the picture.

Rogen is one of America's beloved buffoons. Necessary to the American psyche, buffoons have a hallowed place in cinema. From the sidekicks of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, the Durango Kid, et al to Jerry Lewis, Dick Van Dyke, and Owen Wilson, to the films that serve as a commentary on the buffoon lifestyle (Up In Smoke, Big Lebowski, Knocked Up), each of us has a buffoon we admire. Buffoons generally realize their place in the movies and are usually content to work that vein for all they can. Buffoons are typecast and (usually) should not attempt to crossover to leading man roles. Rogen has attempted that step, I believe (the script makes it hard to tell for sure), and fallen badly in his try.

The script for the Green Hornet was written by Seth Rogen. I have no doubt that he's a very smart man in his area of expertise, but, as of yet, that doesn't include action/adventure. He can't make up his mind if he wants it to be in the action genre, comedy, or thriller, and ends up failing to be any of the above. It never rises above the level of a 10 year old, resorting to violence, explosions, and gunfire in an attempt to cover its inadequacies. Even Rogen's attempts at comedy are, for the most part, unfunny.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ljones4evr on January 10, 2013
Format: DVD
I wish I could give it zero stars but I have to give at least one star. I'm not too familiar with the green hornet (of course I've heard of him) but since the movie is supposed to be action/adventure, I thought it would be interesting to watch. Boy, was I as wrong. The movie is predictable if nothing else. SPOILER ALERT or not since the movie is predictable. Rich father, spoiled, rebellious son, father murdered, son gets his act together and revenges father's death, make amends with dead father. Seth Rogen plays the green hornet(and I use the term loosely)in the same manner as all of his other roles: the big, dorky goofball that's desperately searching for a way to be significant. His cartoonish voice and goofy facial expressions he used while playing Green Hornet never seemed to convince me he was a superhero and made Green Hornet seem more like a caricature than a character. He cnstantly whines throughout the movie and even admits in the movie that he is jealous of Kato(I didn't know super heroes were jealous of their sidekick). The slapstick comedy threw the movie into a different realm of bad. It was a strange movie with strange characters. The story line(s) didn't develop, Green hornet and Kato's friendship didn't develop, nor did the roles of good guy vs. bad guy develop. It was like walking into the middle of a movie and watching it from that point on with no understanding of it. The horrendous acting from the entire cast along with a poorly written script makes for a very long two hours. Save your time and money and get something else, definitely not this movie!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark VINE VOICE on June 4, 2011
Format: DVD
This film can't decide what genre it's supposed to be. The writers spent too much time trying to make Seth Rogen funny - which is wasted time because he already IS funny - and not enough time writing a decent story. There's a couple of fun moments but this was not nearly as comical as the theatrical previews made it look. By the time the last 15 minutes came 'round I was watching the clock as it was dragging to the inevitable conclusion. This cast and the premise of an inept, immature buffoon stealing the lime light along with an ingenious, talented and deadly sidekick who gets no credit could have been wickedly funny. Somehow they missed the mark.
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