Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Review of The Green Bee Hornet


"The Green Hornet is a 2011 superhero action-comedy film, based on the character of the same name that had originated in a 1930s radio program and has appeared in movie serials, a television series, comic books and other media. Directed by Michel Gondry, the film stars Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the screenplay with Evan Goldberg. Supporting actors include Jay Chou as Kato, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, and Tom Wilkinson." - taken from Wikipedia

Renovation aside, we've not been catching up with as many movies as we used to. Back then, each and every movie that came out, we've seen it but it is impossible now to even step foot into any shopping malls, let alone into the cinema for some quality surround-sound-huge-ass-screen movie time. The Green Hornet was an exception. Being used to watching new movies on screen instead of on dvd, we had to at least catch one new flick, and we chose this movie.

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It is a story of a rich brat who was nothing but a useless piece of living thing living under his father's roof wasting money every second of his useless breathing life and an employee who made coffee every morning for this rich brat whom did not know exists until one morning when he did not get the same coffee he tasted every morning only that he realised he personally fired this employee because he simply wanted to fire him for the fun of it and begged for his return because he simply couldn't live without a good cup of coffee every morning when he wakes.

Ok, the story is actually not about how Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) couldnt live without his coffee, the story basically starts that way and somewhere along the days when he got to know his coffee maker, Kato (Jay Chou), he also discovered how they could team up as super heros to do good for the society and make his late father proud.

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What I love about this movie is that it made me laugh and did my money to good use. I wasn't too keen on watching this movie because I personally did not like Jay Chou. He totally ruined Initial D for me as I had high hopes for it. So, asking me to watch a movie that he is acting in again plus a movie that Seth Rogen is in had my expectations for this movie to be zero. It's not that I don't like Seth Rogen and his movies. It's just that I prefer watching intellectual movies with meaningful substances to it and when there's Seth Rogen in it, I can pretty much throw away that expectation as well. However, this movie is an exception. I actually enjoyed it because it is not some brainless sorta shit. I would say, it was quite meaningful the way Reid turned around and became a useful person. You've no idea how funny this movie is eventhough Jay Chou is still not up to my acting standard quality but at least he could pronounce his English better and I could finally understand what he was trying to say. We watched it in 3D but it wasn't necessary because the cinema was sold out of 2D and we didn't wanna wait for another hour for the next one so we took 3D instead. Oh, and the bad guy in this show is extremely funny! Won't tell you anything of it, you must watch it to understand how Benjamin Chudnofsky-the-what sky? (Christoph Waltz) rocked the start of the show.

What to expect? Alot of CGI. Alot of action, not the serious kind actually. If you are expecting a semi-mindless flick, just for the laughs then this is the movie to watch.

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