DVD & BLU-RAY
Updated: Green Hornet Brings Vigilante Justice Home
Author: Jessica Grabert
published: 2011-03-09 16:33:43
Updated: We've added shots of the box art below.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is going pretty hard when it comes to promoting 3D in the home. Its newest effort, this winter's The Green Hornet, will be hitting 3D, Blu-Ray, and DVD on May 3rd. The film follows Britt Reid, the son of a prominent newspaper mogul, as he bums around Los Angeles, behaving as a reckless idiot with no plans for his future. As irresponsible as Reid is, when his father dies under shady circumstances, he enlists his fatherís genius employee, Kato, to create gadget-oriented superhero gear. Then they begin to head out and do something that is part heroism and part irresponsibility: they go out and save the day.
Seth Rogen as Reid seems an unlikely guy to commence violent action, but thatís part of the quirkiness of Michel Gondryís first superhero flick. Itís pretty clear since Nolanís The Dark Knight, superhero movies canít just be mindless pieces of entertainment. They need to have some substance and ideas. Evan Goldberg has several moments of comedic gold, and Gondry tries some crazy camera tactics, but at the end of the day, The Green Hornet never pans out as a truly great film.
The special features available with the 3D and Blu-Ray copies, on the other hand, could be spectacular. DVD copies will come with filmmakers' commentary, a gag reel, and two featurettes titled ďThe Black Beauty: Rebirth of CoolĒ and ďWriting The Green Hornet.Ē The Blu-Ray will come with the DVD features, as well as deleted scenes, a couple of Easter eggs, a segment about the cutting-room process, and four more featurettes, including one with Michel Gondry and one exclusively focusing on Kato. The 3D copies will include all of the previously mentioned extras, plus 3D animated storyboards, which sound really cool.
If Rogen, Gondry, and Goldberg are not enough to get you on board to see this film, maybe Cameron Diaz will be. Yes, she is in The Green Hornet, and yes, she is still extremely attractive.
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