Rated PG-13 · 119 minutes · 2011

Action, Adventure
The idea of Seth Rogen branching out and making a superhero movie sounded nifty; too bad the execution of that idea is a bit of a dud. Rogen plays Britt Reid, a spoiled son (Tom Wilkinson) who takes over the family’s newspaper when his media-giant father dies. After a couple of nights out on the town with his trusty mechanic and barista, Kato (Jay Chou), the two resolve to become fighters of boring crime everywhere. Christoph Waltz does his best to make the villainous Chudnofsky scary and amusing, but he comes up short. Cameron Diaz does nothing in her role as the unconvincing love interest for Rogen. Rogen wrote the script with writing partner Evan Goldberg (Pineapple Express), and the genre proves to be a bit much for them. Hey, Rogen had to make a dud someday. History was working against him. Damn you, history!

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Official Site: www.greenhornetmovie.com
Director: Michel Gondry
Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Michael Grillo, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Ori Marmur and George Trendle Jr.
Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz, David Harbour, Edward James Olmos, Jamie Harris, Chad Coleman, Edward Furlong, Joshua Erenberg, Analeigh Tipton, Jill Remez, Joe O'Connor and Morgan Rusler


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Boise Weekly Gondry Goes Green (Hornet) Michel Gondry takes Seth Rogen from slob to superhero. by Jordan Wilson 05/11/2011
Portland Mercury Green Zone The Green Hornet: Well, that was disappointing. by Erik Henriksen 01/13/2011
Charleston City Paper The Green Hornet spoofs dark vigilante drama The serious devotees of the Green Hornet, he of the dark, grim radio show of the 1930s, are going to howl. The rest of us can enjoy The Green Hornet, Seth Rogen style, as an aggressively goofy spoof of the modern dark, grim vigilante drama. If you can't beat Christopher Nolan and his Batman — and if you wanted to, it's not doofus Rogen and madcap French director Michel Gondry you'd turn to — you might as well scramble in the other direction. Which Hornet does with as much cartoonish, chaotic energy it can muster, and more than a little meta cunning, too. by MaryAnn Johanson 01/12/2011
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