The Green Hornet


is a 2011 superhero action-comedy film, based on the character of the same name that had originated in a 1930s radio program and has appeared in movie serials, a television series, comic books and other media. Directed by Michel Gondry, the film stars Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the screenplay with Evan Goldberg. Supporting actors include Jay Chou as Kato, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, and Tom Wilkinson.

The film was released in Japan on January 12, 2011, and North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland on January 14, 2011, in versions including RealD Cinema and IMAX 3D.


Plot


The movie starts with a young Britt Reid driven to his dad's office from school due to a fight against bullies for defending a girl. James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) is a publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper The Daily Sentinel, a widower, and a strict father to Britt. Angry at what his son did at school, he tears apart the head of Britt's favorite toy and tosses it in the trash.

Twenty years later, Britt (Seth Rogen) becomes a 28-year-old slacker and an irresponsible playboy, but his attitude changes when James is found dead from an allergic reaction to a bee sting. After the funeral, Britt fires the staff aside from his maid and rehires Kato (Jay Chou), James' mechanic and a skilled martial artist.

Britt and Kato get drunk together and, upon agreeing that they both hated James, they visit the graveyard to cut the head off James' memorial statue as payback. After they succeed, they see a couple being mugged and rescue them. Britt and Kato are themselves mistaken by police for criminals and chased through the streets, but Kato evades them and he and Britt return to the mansion.

Britt convinces Kato they should become crime-fighters who pose as criminals in order to infiltrate real criminals and also to prevent enemies from using innocents against them. Kato agrees and develops a car outfitted with several gadgets and weapons, which they call "the Black Beauty". Britt plans to capture Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz), a Russian mobster who is uniting the criminal families of Los Angeles under his command and whom his father was trying to expose. To get Chudnofsky's attention, Britt uses the Daily Sentinel as a vehicle to publish articles about the "high-profile criminal": the Green Hornet.

Britt hires Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), who has a degree in criminology, as his assistant and researcher and uses her unwitting advice to raise the Green Hornet's profile. Britt and Kato blow up several of Chudnofsky's meth labs, leaving calling cards so Chudnofsky can contact them. Throughout all this, Daily Sentinel managing editor Mike Axford (Edward James Olmos) fears this single-minded coverage will endanger Britt's life and District Attorney Frank Scanlon (David Harbour) frets over public perception that he cannot stop the Green Hornet.

Britt asks Lenore out, but she rebuffs him and instead invites Kato to dinner, making Britt jealous. Kato learns from her that mobsters often offer a peace summit to rivals in order to get close enough to kill them. Later, Britt tells Kato that Chudnofsky has offered them such a meeting. Kato tries dissuading him, but Britt feeling overshadowed, follows his instincts. This nearly proves fatal when Chudnofsky tries to kill them.

Barely escaping to the mansion, Britt and Kato argue and fight, and Britt fires both Kato and Lenore, whom he believes are in a relationship. Meanwhile, Chudnofsky decides to rename himself "Bloodnofsky", in order to look and act more scarier. He then gets other mobsters to find and kill the Green Hornet, but 7 men wearing green and driving green cars get killed instead and tossed in a dumpster. Mike shows the headline to Britt, admitting he was right. Kato receives an e-mail from Chudnofsky on the Hornet's calling card e-mail address, offering $1 million dollars and half of Los Angeles, if he kills Britt. Meanwhile, Britt discovers Scanlon is corrupt, learning that he tried to bribe James into downplaying the level of crime in the city to help his career.

Scanlon invites Britt to meet in a restaurant, where he reveals that he "murdered" Britt's father by injecting a chemical toxin down his neck, to make it look like a bee sting, as revenge for not helping his career. Kato arrives and instead of killing Britt, he attacks Chudnofsky's men, allowing him and Britt to escape. Chudnofsky finally realizes that Britt is the "real" Green Hornet and Britt tells Kato that they were wrong about James. They head to the Daily Sentinel, where Britt intends to upload a recording of Scanlon's confession onto the Web — and belatedly discovers he did not manage to record it. Chudnofsky and his men follow the duo there, where a firefight ensues. Kato ultimately stabs Chudnofsky in the eyes in self-defense and Britt shoots him to death. A SWAT team appears and fires at the Green Hornet and Kato, while they use the remains of a nearly demolished, second Black Beauty to run Scanlon out the 10th-floor window to his death. The Green Hornet and Kato flee to Lenore's house, where she learns their secret identities and that she has been the accidental mastermind behind the Green Hornet's plots. Despite being furious, she helps them hide from the police and tends to Britt's shoulder gunshot wound.

The next morning, Britt promotes Axford to editor-in-chief and stages being shot in the shoulder by Kato. This establishes the Green Hornet as a threat and allowing Britt to get treated by professionals in a hospital, while Kato upgrades the Black Beauty to disguise as a white car. Later, the two weld James' stolen bust back onto his memorial statue. As they walk out of the cementary, Britt and Kato vow to continue protecting the law by breaking it.

Cast

* Seth Rogen as Britt Reid/The Green Hornet, a wealthy newspaper publisher who is secretly the masked crimefighter The Green Hornet.
* Jay Chou as Kato, a personal mechanic who becomes the Green Hornet's valet and sidekick.
* Christoph Waltz as Benjamin Chudnofsky/Bloodnofsky, a paranoid Russian gangster who plans to join all of the crime families of Los Angeles together to organize a "super-mafia."[2]
* Cameron Diaz as Lenore "Casey" Case, the love interest of Reid and Kato. She is also Reid's secretary for The Daily Sentinel.[2]
* Tom Wilkinson as James Reid, Britt's wealthy father and successful newspaper publisher
* Edward James Olmos as Mike Axford, the managing editor
* Edward Furlong as Tupper, the meth dealer
* Analeigh Tipton as Ana Lee
* David Harbour as D.A. Frank Scanlon
* James Franco cameos as the rival drug dealer Danny "Crystal" Clear[3]

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    7 Februari 2011 9:21 PTG

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