Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial

'Green Hornet' Trailer: Michel Gondry Delivers a Seemingly-Generic Action Comedy


Stripping away all the naturalism and Etsy aesthetic that makes Michel Gondry films Michel Gondry films, Gondry appears to have delivered his most generic-looking, broadly-plotted film to date with the would-be blockbuster The Green Hornet, and we're finally getting a good look at this SOB with the just-released trailer. Seth Rogen stars, transforming the debonair Britt Reid into a bumbling alpha at the mercy of his enormously-competent sidekick (Jay Chou), with Christoph Waltz sporting a goatee to play some guy who you just know is bad news by the way he waves a gun around saying he wants to stop the Green Hornet. Cameron Diaz also briefly shows up to remind us how darling she is in romantic comedies.

Can The Green Hornet overcome the grim portent that is having a release date in January (when the film studio's try to get rid of the film equivalent of some cans of vegetables and that frozen cocktail shrimp they've had forever)? Maybe! Here's the trailer:

Could be fun. Sort of a Pineapple Express, if James Franco were replaced with Asian Batman.

  • March 30, 2010
    Ever since you saw them share the screen in Vanilla Sky, you've been anxiously waiting to see Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz recreate the sexy motorcycle straddling of the video for Aerosmith's "Amazing." Right? Good, because the makers of the spy action-comedy Knight and Day knew... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2009
    Someone decided to take smarmy douche Tom Cruise from Jerry Maguire, super spy Tom Cruise from Missions Impossible, and Tom Cruise with assistance from Cameron Diaz from Vanilla Sky and cram all these distinct characters into a The Fly style telepod. This is the grotesque, sing... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2009
    Could Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet action sequences be met with the same level of imitation/parody as The Matrix? The whimsical director spoke with MTV about what he plans for the film's fight scenes, and it sounds nuts: Gondry explains: “I change the speed of the camera a... / Continue →
  • There are Comments