Review: ‘The Green Hornet’ is a funny superhero film

Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 14:01 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

When nothing works, its superhero time for Hollywood. And this time, its Michel Gondry’s film ‘The Green Hornet’ which is based on a popular American superhero of the 1930’s. Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christopher Waltz and Cameron Diaz in lead roles, ‘The Green Hornet’ is the story of Britt Reid (Rogen), who inherits a large fortune from his media mogul father and plans to overhaul his news daily ‘The Daily Sentinel’ by making headlines all by himself.

During the day, Reid is just another bloke but as night falls, he doubles as a crime fighting vigilante with his driver Kato (Chou), who is a martial arts expert and a gadget wizard. Things become interesting when Reid’s sassy assistant (Diaz) joins his boss to complete the superhero plans. Watch out Green Hornet in adrenaline rushing action as they fight with Chudnofsky (Waltz) to save the city from his devious plans.

However, amidst all the superhero stuff, catch the goofy comedy with Rogen and Chou playing bizarre superheroes, creating mayhem in the city and acting like valiant heroes. Catch Reid’s bumbling superhero act as he fights for total team control and supremacy over Kato. And to top it all, Reid’s blond secretary completes the madness in this superhero film.

For once, ‘The Green Hornet’ is unlike any superhero film. It’s not dark and broody like ‘Batman’; it does not deal with superhero’s personal dilemma like ‘Superman’ or ‘Spiderman’ nor it is a tale of mutants like ‘X-Men’. ‘The Green Hornet’ is a fun film, with lots of humour and action. Reid and Kato are fun guys who make exceptionally funny superheroes.

Go and watch ‘The Green Hornet’ this weekend.

Ratings: Three cheers for this one!