Just when you thought there weren’t enough mediocre movies about conflicted cult-classic crime stoppers, Yahoo Movies debuts the trailer for Seth Rogan‘s The Green Hornet. The title may include the word “green” but sadly this movie won’t be a marijuana-fueled bromance comedy. It’s a 3-D action flick that involves heavy weaponry, stuff blowing up, and an uber-intelligent, rational sidekick as a foil. Naturally.
If the words “3-D”, “action flick”, and “Seth Rogan” scare you as much as they do us, check out the trailer after the jump plus learn about the odd-ball director they got to make this movie sound even weirder.
Why does it sound weird? Because they got Michel Gondry to direct it. Gondry is the quintessential, experimental, art house man responsible for Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He’s an amazing director but has neither done an action flick nor created a movie that hasn’t remotely resembled a shroom trip. What this means for The Green Hornet is easy to imagine: interesting visuals but snore-worthy story line. We hope to be proven wrong because we love us some Rogan and Gondry.
The basic premise of the movie is as follows: this Los Angeles dude Britt Reid (Seth Rogan) has a rich dad so he parties like a Hilton and basically has no purpose in life. His dad (Tom Wilkinson) is the master of a ton of media outlets but dies out of the blue and leaves his son with a big hole of meaninglessness in his life. Son meets his dad’s handsome intelligent employee, Kato (Jay Chou), who just happens to have an arsenal of bad -ass weapons at his disposal plus a car that would make any bro squeal like a girl at a Bieber concert. So Britt and Kato decide to “cause crimes” so they can “fight crimes” as the Green Hornet and employ the help of Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz). Somewhere in the story Christoph Waltz plays a villain named Benjamin Chudnofsky and we are sure he kills someone or blows something up.
The story line sounds like your run-of-the-mill action flick but with Seth Rogan as the star and Michel Gondry as director it might be totally different–in a good way? We hope. Check out the trailer below and you be the judge!
- What do you think? Does Seth Rogan make a good action star? Can Michel Gondry pull of fight scenes?