The 2011 action thriller “The Green Hornet” from Sony Pictures was directed by Michel Gondry with the screenplay written by Evan Goldberg, based on the radio series by George W. Trendle. Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz, David Harbour, Edward James Olmos, Jamie Harris, Chad Coleman, Edward Furlong, Jill Remez, Joe O’Connor, Morgan Rusler, Joshua Erenberg and Analeigh Tipton.
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) has only one occupation: living the good life, thanks to the hard work of his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson), who has successfully built a publishing empire. His father uses his publication to fight corruption in the city, led by the master criminal Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). Although his father makes it very clear that he is not happy about his lifestyle, Britt pays it no mind. Everything is going smooth as silk until the mogul dies under mysterious circumstances. This sudden jolt into the reality of life and death has a powerful impact on him and he begins to take another look at the life of the man he thought he knew. What are the chances that a powerful man would have enemies? Very likely, and so Britt’s life-changing quest for truth begins.
After the funeral services, Britt meets Kato (Jay Chou) a master mechanic and martial arts specialist who worked on his father’s cars. He begins to talk with Kato about his father to begin to understand the man he was and why someone would want to kill him. Recalling the last discussion he had with his father where he pointed out that he had done nothing with his life, he decides to pick up the fight against crime where his father left off and asks Kato to be his partner. Kato agrees and begins to show Britt the side of his father’s life he never knew existed.
What he discovers is that Kato maintained his father’s arsenal as well as his automobiles, and also developed a super-powered automotive beast called the Black Beauty. But Kato also engineered some serious artillery that provided their car with the means to out run and out gun the bad guys and the Green Hornet was born.
Posing as bad guys to get close enough to bring them down, soon the Green Hornet and Kato are giving Chudnofsky a major headache and issues the orders to his henchmen to bring them down. But with Kato putting on the ghost of Bruce Lee and Britt using every trick in the book along with the special weapons Kato has built, this duo in the Black Beauty is a tough match for the criminals who his father fought until his death.