I remember hearing about The Green Hornet in 2011, but it didn’t interest me terribly much. Honestly the Green Hornet hasn’t been relevant for decades, and revivals after a long time are usually mediocre. The only reason I considered watching it was because it had Seth Rogen in it.
The story begins with Britt Reid whose wealthy father had passed away. Britt had been nothing short of embarrassing for his dad, but in his absence he tries to be a better man. He meets his dad’s assistant Kato who can design super-strong cars, and other kinds of gadgets. Britt and Kato decide to become super-heroes in Los Angeles.
They gain the attention of crime-lord Benjamin Chudnofsky. He first thinks the Green Hornet is nothing more than a joke. But takes him more seriously and wants nothing more than to see him forever gone from Los Angeles.
Overall The Green Hornet wasn’t as terrible as I expected, but it’s still rather disappointing considering they had Christoph Waltz as a villain and it still wasn’t that great. Because of Seth Rogen, the movie has some mildly funny jokes, but in a way the story doesn’t take itself seriously. Which in the end makes a rather lack-luster super-hero movie.