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The Green Hornet (2011)

January is usually a month to avoid at the movies as it’s mostly a wasteland for new releases, but for some reason I thought The Green Hornet would be worth seeing. Turns out I was right. If not taken too seriously, the movie can be a really fun time at the theater. It’s not meant to be intense action film but it’s also not meant to be an extremely funny comedy. I thought it was a good mix of the two. If you are a fan of Seth Rogen’s usual antics, then you will most likely enjoy it. I enjoyed Rogen’s comedy paired with newcomer Jay Chao’s impressive stunt work. The two tear through town in their awesome car and do tons of property damage throughout, and to be honest it’s a lot of fun to watch. I also enjoyed Christolph Waltz as the bad guy. Mix in a great cameo from a funny young unnamed actor and you got yourself a serviceable action-comedy.  I will say one negative thing about the film is that the 3D that was forced upon me was absolutely unnecessary as it usually seems to be. Other than that, The Green Hornet is a light-hearted romp of a superhero film that deserves a little more love than its getting. B-