Three New ‘Green Hornet’ TV Spots

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 11:57 pm,

We recently got a double-whammy of Green Hornet awesomeness when the second domestic and international trailers hit the web. Now we have even more promo materials to get you excited for this latest superhero movie, in the form of three brand new TV spots.

Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) directs Seth Rogen and Jay Chou in The Green Hornet, with the acting duo playing the titular superhero and his assistant, Kato. Rogen and Chou are joined by Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Bastards) as the love interest and villain, respectively.

The Green Hornet stars Rogen as playboy-turned masked superhero Britt Reid, who teams up with his recently-deceased father’s assistant, Kato (Chou), and sets out to fight crime in the streets of L.A. via a technologically-enhanced, 1960s model Imperial car dubbed the “Black Beauty.” The two eventually hatch an ingenious scheme to take down the leader of L.A.’s criminal underworld, Benjamin Chudnofsky (Waltz): pose as criminals themselves, in order to get closer to the man.

Check out the three new Green Hornet TV spots below:

I love the Iron Man vibe that The Green Hornet is constantly giving off – that mix of fun action with wry comedy should hopefully provide the same sort of entertainment that made the first, and a lot of the second, Iron Man so enjoyable. Rogen is obviously an unlikely superhero (he’s admitted that himself on many occasions) but in a way that’s a good thing, since it means he’ll be more relatable as an everyman who gets swept up in this fantastical world.

Even more of a strange choice than Rogen was Gondry as a director. He was an unusual choice because he’s only ever done smaller-scale, very intimate films (he was one of the last directors I’d think of for a superhero movie) but by the looks of things he was an inspired choice for The Green Hornet. His inventive visual style should hopefully set the film apart from the million-and-one other superhero movies out there.

Green Hornet is set to hit 3D and regular theaters on January 14th, 2011.

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  1. Worth seeing just for Christoph Waltz.

  2. This looks like crap! No way I pay to see this.

  3. Who’s bright idea to attempt to make Seth Rogen an action hero?

    EPIC FAIL.

  4. Suit yourself…it looks like a fun flick to me. Guess you’ll just have to wait (see pray…) for a KickAss sequel, yeah?

  5. Despise this with every fiber of my being………

  6. cant wait for this

  7. Why is everyone so serious! It’s supposed to be a fun film, and everything I’ve seen lives up to that vibe. Like Iron Man, not every superhero movie needs to be dark and moody. It’s great to have some balance to avoid these films becoming like wallpaper.

  8. I despise how everything in that genre is now being compared to either

    A) Iron Man
    or
    B) The Dark Knight

    We need some more of these films to carve out their own special place and this look like it could fill the bill..

  9. fit the bill I mean..d’oh

    • Agreed. Iron Man just proved that you can do something different, not that I want another Iron Man.

  10. Im definitely seeing this one ;)

  11. It all starts out ok… then that whole “.. Green Bee…” schtick falls out of the screen and onto the carpet, making a huge “hip,ironic H’wood screenwriter” poop that will leave a smell and a stain for weeks. Unfortunately, that stale syntactical approach to comedic dialogue is still, unnervingly, currently fashionable.. that ironic-mocumentary-style, nervous white guy-talkin’, SNL-derivative, Judd Apatow-lovin’, Rogen-stock-in-trade ‘trope” (to use screenrant’s new fave pop culture buzzword) that is infesting every post-”Office” (i mean the real one, not the desperate-for-attention crap that Carrell is in) fake reality show, slacker-comedy website, network comedy sketch and hipster-friendly tv commercial. It really seems like there are approximately 5 young nervous-giggle hipster comedy writers who have been put in charge of everything comedic in American media. It’s reeeeeealy stale and weak, guys. Seriously, listen to people who were pushing the envelope before ya’ll were a gleam in the milkman’s eye- Woody Allen, George Carlin, SCTV, Robert Towne- for sophisticated, cool humorous dialogue with an ORIGINAL EDGE to it.