In the world of music it's seen as "cool" to hate Coldplay, or at least what they represent. However this trend of despising something which seems to have taken hold and begun to dominate an entire industry is not limited to music. Film and movies have their own Coldplay and undeniably their own Chris Martin.

The former has manifested itself most recently in the form of 3D films and the latter in one of their biggest proponents, James Cameron. However this is not a review of 3D, this is a review of The Green Hornet, and although the film is in 3D and even has the dimension as part of its title, this is a film that although embracing the new at the same time buries itself in the classic notion of making a simply enjoyable film.

The story of The Green Hornet revolves around Britt Reid, played by Seth Rogen, whom, whilst living the playboy lifestyle, is struck by tragedy with the sudden death of his newspaper-owner father. Reid rejects the newspaper and the responsibility that comes with it but after a haphazard and relatively accidental rescue of a couple in danger, Reid and his partner Kato become vigilantes. Through their antics they disrupt the crime flow of LA and its kingpin Chudnofsky, portrayed by Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, who begins to seek retribution.

The Green Hornet is an expertly executed action comedy, as Michel Gondry proves that he undoubtedly belongs in Hollywood. The action scenes are flawless and provide the audience with real entertainment value; Jay Chou is perfect in the role that made Jet Li a legend. Seth Rogen provides the comic backbone and is on ever-faultless form, although this outing does not provide any indication that the Canadian is capable of something more versatile. Christoph Waltz also deserves plaudits as he moves almost seamlessly from drama to comedy and although playing another bad guy manages to get many of the laughs that lie in the script co-written by Rogen.

The Green Hornet has a simplistic plot line and relatively basic story arcs for most of its central characters, but it brings to the screen something lost in many recent films: pure entertainment value. The dialogue is funny and the action sequences are as ridiculous as they are spectacular, making this a film well worth going to see. And while you may bemoan the extra money for the at-times uncomfortable 3D glasses, they often add real depth and detail to this feature. So although not quite yet a convert of the James Cameron school of thinking, this reporter just might stick on Fix You, at least once in a while.