12 certificateThe Green Hornet is a Film programme that first aired in 2011 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Green Hornet is a 3 star programme

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The Green Hornet (2011)

Directed by
Seymour Robbie
,
E. Darrell Hallenbeck
,
William Beaudine
,
James Komack
,
George Waggner
,
Allen Reisner

When his newspaper magnate father dies, 28-yearold Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is forced to give up his hardpartying lifestyle, but instead of devoting his time to running The Daily Sentinel, he takes up an altogether more unusual pursuit.

After Britt and his friend - martial arts expert Kato (Jay Chou) - intercept a mugging, they are inspired to fight crime. Mechanic Kato pimps their ride, adding hi-tech gadgets and weaponry, and joins Britt, who adopts the pseudonym The Green Hornet, in bringing down crime boss Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz).

Armed with a script written by Rogen and his regular collaborator Evan Goldberg, innovative director Michel Gondry attempts to bring his own je ne sais quoi to the superhero genre. Leaning more towards the slacker buddy comedy of Be Kind Rewind than his debut Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Green Hornet offers a tonic for those tired of deadly serious crime-fighting sagas.

Rogen and Taiwanese pop star Chou make a likeable pairing, even if the former is firmly in his comfort zone. A talented supporting cast boasts the like of Oscar winner Waltz, an underused Cameron Diaz as Rogen's secretary, and Tom Wilkinson as his father James.

While Gondry struggles to fully mesh his whimsical style with such a conventional idea, his unique creative eye does make for an enjoyably quirky ride.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2011

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Green Hornet next on TV?

It's next showing on 5* (Freeview) August 26th, 11:15pm and on 5* Plus 1 August 27th, 12:15am. See more...

Cast

Van Williams...The Green Hornet/Britt Reid
Bruce Lee...Kato
Wende Wagner...Lenore 'Casey' Case
Lloyd Gough...Mike Axford
Walter Brooke...District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon
Gary Owens...Announcer, Commentator, Newscaster, TV Announcer, TV Debate Host
Joanne Dru...Sabrina Bradley
Pamela Curran...Vanessa Vane
Arthur Batanides...Shugo
Christopher Dark...Martin
Tom Simcox...Dan Scully
Barbara Gates...Mary
Victoria George...Harriet Dennis
Cesare Danova...Felix Garth
Geoffrey Horne...Peter Eden
Celia Milius...Melissa Neal
Larry D. Mann...Dr. Eric Mabouse
Jack Garner...Doorman, Guard #1, Policeman #1
Barbara Babcock...Elaine Carey
Maurice Manson...Cavanaugh