A disclaimer before you read this review: I have not read The Green Hornet comic books nor do I know anything about the franchise, I was just looking for a good movie. Having worked at a Rogers Video store for six years, I think calling myself an avid movie lover would be an understatement. I went to see The Green Hornet at Carlton Cinema on a Tuesday, which means I only paid $5 for my ticket. That was one of the only redeeming aspects of the experience.
I found myself actually wincing at the cheesy writing; it seemed like even the actors knew they were delivering horrible lines. Which is why I was surprised to see that it was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg – the same duo to bring us Superbad (a super good movie).
The Green Hornet did contain some redeeming chuckles and an interesting performance by Christoph Waltz (last year’s Oscar winner for best supporting actor in Inglorious Basterds). The direction is not even worth discussing and the score did not keep me awake.
In short, Rogen and Goldberg should stick to comedy, and it doesn’t matter how many pounds you lose for a role if nobody likes the movie.
Final verdict: 4.5/10
Points were lost for awful writing, lack of plot, and the malodorous man sitting in the row behind me.