7- The Green Hornet [6.0]

Britt Reid is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they’ll pose as criminals themselves.

Michel Gondry’s usual visual assault takes a backseat to a fairly entertaining comic book action film. Sure, “Kato-vision” could likely only be pulled off by someone of his talent, but The Green Hornet looks more generic than Gondry’s other films. Though Seth Rogen covered similar ground in Observe and Report, his portrayal of Britt Reid rises above all of the skepticism prior to the films release. Christopher Waltz has some entertaining scenes, but it occasionally seems as if he is taking the material more serious than the rest of the cast.

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