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The Green Hornet (2011)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  14 January 2011 (USA)
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Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

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Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Protect the law by breaking it.


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,878,905 (UK) (14 January 2011)

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$98,780,042 (USA) (15 April 2011)
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During the initial confrontation outside the hibachi restaurant, Kato punches a henchman through a window using a very fast short punch. This is an homage to Bruce Lee's famous "one-inch punch", which was said to be able to knock a person off their feet with a strike that only moved one inch. See more »

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When Britt and Kato arrive back at the Reid mansion right before their brawl through Britt's rooms, it is night. But during the fight, daylight can be seen through a window. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Reid: [on the phone] Tell the Mayor, I'm insulted. I would never jeopardize the journalistic integrity of this newspaper for some rent-a-mayor's political agenda.
Jack Reid: [to his son] So Britt, here we are again. Sent home after another schoolyard fight. I know you miss your mother. So do I. But I have to take care of 750 employees, and you have to take care of yourself. Still that seems to be asking too much.
Young Britt: But I was trying to stop some bullies...
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Twisting The Night Away
Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment and ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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It was good.
19 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friends watched the movie and didn't really like it. So I never watched it, until just now. I was entertained. I don't know, the movie had some pretty good action, but what carries the movie is... well... I don't exactly know how to describe it. It was good. I typically despise Seth Roegan, however you spell his name, but I actually liked this movie. For everyone who sees this movie and find ample opportunity to tear it apart and dig at the details of the movie as if the movie was intended to be the next Batman Begins type superhero movie. Its very much different than a lot of superhero movies because it is an action comedy. My friends tore down the villains character, which, I thought the villain was actually interesting. A bad guy who is psychotic, but people don't see him as scary, and he struggles to find an identity that is scary. When really the part of him that is scary is quite subtle. I kind of liked that about his character. The story is not very strong, but it wasn't intended to be - that is the plot involving the bad guys and what not. But, the character development and relationship between the two heroes was good. I don't know why people are the way they are... but this movie was actually good. Maybe I liked it more than others because my expectations were dropped from what I heard from my friends, and now I completely disagree with them.

Whatever.... watch it, if you don't like it as much as me, you might actually come out somewhat entertained and not at a complete waste of time.


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