by Jack Grasby
From start to finish, The Green Hornet oozes laughter, hilarity and 100% pure enjoyment.
Every little piece of this film has been hand crafted to produce one of the most incredible pieces of art I have ever seen.
In parts, it really is so bad it's good.
The immensely unreal story line plays a massive role in making the film what it is, and unlike many others, it creates side-splitting laughter throughout.
Seth Rogen once again bettered himself and his most interesting acting, alongside Jay Chou was impeccable. The production team certainly made no mistake when they chose Cameron Diaz to play Lenore Case as the boys' love interest, her reputation simply being the final piece of the jigsaw.
The Green Hornet combines action, crime and comedy in a way which can only be described as ingenious.
A true classic.
With the help of his late father's mechanic Kato, playboy Britt Reid becomes a masked superhero, breaking up the crime underworld of Los Angeles.
With only the 'Hornet Gun' and his bare hands as weapons, Britt finds himself depending on the dexterous skills of his sidekick and the persistent intelligence of his newfound secretary, Lenore.
Their trail of destruction soon becomes noticed and they make enemies all across the city, including crime boss Chudnofsky and the infamous politician Scalon. These two eventually join forces in an attempt to wipe out The Green Hornet, leading to a humorous, yet spectacular final sequence.
The critical points of this film are the best points. We know that the chances of a car driving into an elevator and taking it to the top floor is highly unlikely, yet this allows us as the audience to sit back, laugh and enjoy, leaving the moving pictures to do the rest.
The severing of a public statues' head maybe slightly more realistic, but honestly, this plot could be set on the side of the moon and still cause side splitting laughter.
The icing on the cake here is non-other than the 3D technology, which despite only being in certain scenes, really brings all the action out of the screens and into touching distance of viewers.
On my way into the cinema I truly never imagined that I was about to watch one of the most ludicrous films of the last year.
Whatever may be said about this film, it will have you on the edge of your seat for the full 119 minutes of runtime.
Overall, a must-see, especially the argument between Britt and Kato, which is a particular highlight.
4 and a half out of 5 'Spires'
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