The Green Hornet is not your typical super hero film and in fact that's what works in its favour. We're used to the serious, 'live your life with responsibility' films that take an hour to get into the action and then tantalise you with fifteen minutes and tease a sequel and The Green Hornet is most certainly not a film like this and The Green Hornet is definitely not a superhero we've seen before.
The film stars Seth Rogen as Britt Reid, a 28 year old son of James Reid (played by Tom Wilkinson). Britt is a playboy and an embarrassment to his father. James is found dead from an ellergic reaction to a bee sting and Britt starts to change his ways. Britt fires all of the staff except for the maid and Kato (played by Jay Chou). Kato is James's mechanic and a skilled martial artist.
Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Be Kind Rewind) keeps a fine balance between the comedy, drama and action sequences and it's clear that this film makes use of the latest 3D technology during the fights in particular.
Overall The Green Hornet isn't a great film that's going to win any super hero awards, but for a light hearted film that doesn't take itself too seriously this is worthy of your time.
The Green Hornet's audio is similarly stunning. The brilliant DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless audio track sounds great. The soundtrack is impressive, voices are clear and if you have a 5.1 speaker system then your ears are sure to be entertained by the gun shots and fantastic special effects which make use of all surround sound channels.
The Green Hornet Cutting Room: The Green Hornet cutting room lets you cut together your own scenes and share them over BD-Live.
Audio Commentary: The audio commentary is provided by Seth Rogen, Producer Neal Moritz, Director Michael Gondry and writer Evan Goldberg. It is entertaining and refreshing and a great look into the creation of this film.
"Awesoom" Gag Reel (7:18/HD): The gag reel is humourous and shows that a lot of fun was had during the production of the film.
Trust Me – Director Michael Gondry (9:33/HD): The cast and crew discuss the director Michael Gondry's vision for the film.
Writing The Green Hornet (10:35/HD): The writers Evan Goldberg Seth Rogen discuss the story, as well as writing and what is described as writing an 'anti super hero' film.
The Black Beauty: Rebirth of Cool (7:17/HD): This featurette focuses on rebuilding the famous 1965 Imperial from the series.
Finding Kato (6:00/HD): This looks at how the film makers cast Jay Chou for the role of Kato.
The Art of Destruction (14:04/HD): This is a look at how Hollywood destroys buildings and sets for movies.
Review By: Luke Van Leuveren