Saw the movie tonight. Seth Rogen as heir to a newspaper who decides to fight crime with his friend Kato who is a super fighter and engineer.
Took a little while to get going, but I enjoyed it.
The action stuff was all great. The humor was good, if you like Seth Rogen. Actually the whole movie pretty much boils down to Seth Rogen. If you like him, you will like the film. If you don’t like him, you won’t like this film unless you try really hard to ignore his parts and only watch Kato.
I especially liked the relationship between Brit and Kato. Kato is super talented, but his talents are pretty much wasted until Brit gives him direction. This initially ignites a big bromance until their egos get bruised. Both their bromance and their spat were well done.
Then there’s the whole Kato-vision thing. Which is basically what we see happen on Pysch when Sean Spencer notices clues, except here they paint the things red, and instead of clues they are tactical things. Which is cool but not novel. The more interesting thing they do though is sort of replicate objects that people are getting knocked over so it seems like they are going farther. Best describe perhaps as a visual echo. It’s a neat effect, and one I haven’t seen before.
Bottom line: Seth Rogen does Green Hornet, and awesome Taiwan pop star does Kato. Gondry directs. Cameron Diaz is the female lead. The Jew hunter from Inglorious Basterds is the villain. The Black Beauty is on steroids. That says pretty much says everything good and bad about this film.