In 2011 there is going to be over 45 movies presented in 3D. Some of those movies will be worth spending the extra money to see it in that format; but, chances are the vast majority of them will not. Some of those movies were shot using 3D cameras while others were shot with traditional 2D cameras and converted after production ended either to make an extra buck or it was planned to be converted, but shot in 2D to save money. January is usually a month where movie studios release their “crap”. So why not release one of them in 3D, which is exactly the bill “The Green Hornet” fulfills.
The Green Hornet (Seth Rogan) is a superhero like no other. Instead of being seen as a hero GH and his trusted sidekick Kato (Jay Chou) go out of their way to be seen as villains while at the same time stopping other villains on the street. So don’t expect the see the citizens of Los Angeles cheer when the Green Hornet drives by in his car The Black Beauty.
In the new movie, which was co-written by Rogan, Britt Reid is the son of James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) who owns The Daily Sentinel. After his father dies Reid meets Kato who introduces Britt to all the custom work he did on James’ cars. The two go out one night to blow off a little steam and in the process stop a crime. They decide to become superheroes, but will work outside the law. Chudnofsky (Oscar winner Christoph Waltz) is the gang leader who runs all the crime in LA, who also happens to have some image problems since other criminals don’t think he’s scary. When Chudnofsky decides he wants the Green Hornet dead Reid and Kato find they may have taken on more then they can handle.