Things I Hate: The Green Hornet (2011 Film)

The Green Hornet 2011 movie poster Seth Rogen

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.

Seth Rogen The Green Hornet 2011 movie

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.

Christoph Waltz The Green Hornet 2011 movie

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.

The Green Hornet 2011 movie

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.

Things I Like: Hanna (2011 Film)

Hanna 2011 movie poster Saoirse Ronan

I barely remember hearing about Hanna several years ago, but I honestly had no idea what the movie was about. I also wasn’t familiar with Saoirse Ronan until I watched The Host and Atonement. I heard it was a fairly decent film and decided to see if it was any good.

Eric Bana Saoirse Ronan Hanna 2011 movie

The story is a bit confusing at first, as the main character Hanna has a mysterious past. She’s lived in the icy forests in Finland for as long as she could remember with her father Erik. Her dad has been training her to be almost like a super soldier. He tells Hanna that when she finally sees the civilized world that a woman named Marissa Wiegler will hunt for her.

Cate Blanchett Hanna 2011 movie

Wiegler turns out to be a government agent who once worked with Erik. In the present-day, the two are bitter enemies and it seems Wiegler isn’t too fond of Hanna either. She manages to apprehend Erik’s daughter anyways, but Hanna uses the skills her father taught her to escape. She finds herself in the desert of Morocco, and must find a way to meet her father in Berlin before Wiegler finds her first.

Hanna 2011 movie Saoirse Ronan

Overall I really liked Hanna, and it’s creative story. Though I thought the plot could have made a bit more sense. Though I have to say that Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett played incredible roles as their characters. While it’s not perfect, I’m glad I gave Hanna my consideration.