The Green Hornet (1994)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2002-02-04
Poor Lam Ching Ying, his career is highly distinguished in HK, and he's done some incredible stuff. But his last movie is one of his most embarrassing. The budget is so phenomenally low that it might have given Lam a heart attack when he saw the gross #s. In any case, they did a pretty good job given the budget. The main power held by the Green Hornet is his ability to move around superfast. But the leads are uncharismatic & the story is unappealing. I'm impressed, though, that they were able to pull out a whole 90 minutes for its release.

The thing with the Green Hornet, as Lam Ching Ying implies in the film, is that a Hornet has been in existence ever since China was united (prior to Emperor Qing Shi Huang), and every few decades a new Hornet emerges. The idea is another superhero like Batmand and Spider man, nothing that you haven't seen in the West. Yu Rong Guang is pretty good as the cop.

[6/10]