The Green Hornet

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!

Credits

Director:

  • Michel Gondry

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
  • Morgan Rusler

Producers:

  • Neal H. Moritz
  • Michael Grillo
  • Seth Rogen
  • Evan Goldberg
  • Ori Marmur
  • George Trendle Jr.

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