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The Green Hornet

Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz | PG-13 |


He’s hot, smart and utterly lethal-what’s not to love about…Kato? Yes, the real hero in the Hornet’s nest is Kato (the badass Taiwanese star Chou). He’s the crime-fighting partner of the Green Hornet, a.k.a. feckless newspaper scion Britt Reid (Rogen), a guy you tend to want to smack in the back of the head. After his dad dies, Britt decides to clean up Los Angeles, using Kato for his skills and secretary Lenore (Diaz) as the unwitting brains of the operation. Trolling the streets in their tricked-out ride the Black Beauty, the duo run afoul of baddie Chudnofsky (Inglourious Basterds’ glorious Christoph Waltz) as the often funny Hornet fumbles the question of whether to play it straight or campy. One thing’s certain: Chou doesn’t need to be anyone’s sidekick anymore.