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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stephanie's Friday (Saturday?) Movie Pick: The Green Hornet

This Week's Pick:
The Green Hornet
Release Date: January 14, 2010
Rated PG-13 (Sony Pictures)
Starring Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz and Tom Wilkinson

Summary (Courtesy of Moviefone):
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene -- until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves -- protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.

Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

My pick for this week is The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou. Based on the radio series from 1936, The Green Hornet tells the story of professional slacker Britt Reid (Rogen), the son of newspaper owner James Reid. After his father's untimely death, Britt takes over the paper and moves into his father's home. There, he meets Kato (Chou), the most kick-ass assistant ever and they take on the criminal underground.

I'm a total sucker for the classics, so this will, hopefully, be a great throwback. The previews give me hope for a fun-filled adventure which would probably have been better suited for (and initially was) a summer release. The teens of my household have been asked what they would see this movie for. The answers ranged from Kato to the car, Black Beauty. I want to see Seth Rogen get gassed. It really does have something for everyone.

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