It's only January, but one of the worst big-budget films of this year is already in theaters. The decision makers at Sony were surely hoping that "The Green Hornet" would be a new comic book franchise in the "Spiderman" mold. Their expensive effort contains many obvious formula concepts and marketing strategies. But they forgot to create a movie that anyone would care about.
Bad acting and directing serve a childish screenplay with tons of mindless action. The rambling story could be an attempt to parody superhero flicks. But it falls so flat it seems to have no purpose at all. Lots of loud explosions and silly shoot-outs follow in gloriously unnecessary 3-D. It becomes a ludicrous demolition derby of a movie that goes nowhere fast.
Seth Rogen plays the Hornet and Jay Chou plays his sidekick Kato. They are competent but must embarrass themselves with dumb dialogue and the dumber decisions contained within the plot. It ends up being a lot of noisy sound and fury signifying nothing.