Right on the heels of the behind the behind-the-scenes featurette, four new images, a second clip. and three new television spots have all been released for The Green Hornet - a Green Hornet holiday treat!
The film is amping up the marketing campaign as the January 14th release date quickly approaches.
As the superhero genre becomes more and more saturated, filmmakers are continually seeking fresh ways to approach the tropes. The bumbling, not quite heroic, superhero is one we have seen in various forms both recently, as well as in the past.
Kick Ass did a wonderful job of creating a film that sets out to toss all the standard cliches of the genre on their head - only to make a turn around mid-film and fulfill nearly every one. The film was also hilarious, and featured some of the most unique and satisfying action sequences of this past year.
Some people may begin to have a somewhat jaded attitude about more and more superhero films, trying various angles to create a unique take, but the early buzz for The Green Hornet (pun just inherent) has been pretty positive.
Check out the latest Green Hornet clip featuring Britt Reid/Green Hornet (Rogen) with his trusty partner Kato (Jay Chou) as they attempt to convince Lenore Case (Diaz) that she is "the mastermind" behind their team - which is, as yet, unbeknown to her.
In addition to the clip, check out the latest TV spots for The Green Hornet:
Anyone unfamiliar with The Green Hornet here's the brief synopsis:
"By night, debonair newspaper publisher Britt Reid fights crime as a masked superhero known as The Green Hornet. At his side is martial arts expert Kato."
The team behind The Green Hornet initially felt like an unusual mix, to put it a bit mildly -- Michel Gondry directs Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz in a superhero movie? Each of the parts make sense individually, but it felt like putting cotton candy, a Philly cheesesteak, and mescaline on a plate and calling it dinner.
Yet the more information about the film that becomes available, the more it feels like the match up works. It looks like a lighthearted, fun, and yes bombastically silly movie - one that may just be a thoroughly enjoyable good time. The addition of Chrisoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) only serves to make the film more interesting.
Once you get a chance to feast your eyes on the newest Green Hornet images below, let us know what you think about all the new media, or the film in general, in the comments.
The Green Hornet opens on January 14th.
Source: Cinemablend (Stills)