After the suspicious death of his father, flighty L.A. party guy Britt Reid (Rogan) takes over the family media empire. With the help of martial arts expert and inventor Kato (Chou), Britt reinvents himself as vigilante crime-fighter The Green Hornet, posing as an actual criminal. The pair set their sights on a corrupt District Attorney and generic (though amusingly-played) city crime lord Chudnofsky (Waltz). Co-writer Rogan injects too much meaningless comic babble and slacker sensibility to the story, and along with over-the-top slo-mo action sequences and lame one-liners, takes too much of the edge off of a good concept. And baffling is why Diaz would accept the role of a meaningless female assistant.
When most people think of The Green Hornet, most remember Van Williams as the Green Hornet and the legendary Bruce Lee as Kato. Despite the series lasting only one season (26 episodes) the two actors left an indelible impression. Van Williams portrayed Britt Reid as a suave, cool playboy and ...Read More