Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Magic Mike XXL Trailer Struts Onstage
It's not bro time, it's showtime
Emily VanCamp's Agent 13 Back For Captain America: Civil War
Reporting for duty
Jon Hamm Plans High Wire Act
Brad Anderson directing the '80s-set thriller
Ginnifer Goodwin Travels To Zootropolis
Jason Bateman is already in Disney's latest
Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell And More Board HHHH
Jason Clarke, Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska also join up
Meryl Streep Wants To Rock You In The Ricki And The Flash Trailer
Grammy Award voters, take note
Christoph Waltz Has The Worst Marriage In Georgetown
He'll make his directorial debut and star in the crime drama
Kevin James Finds True Memoirs Of An International Assassin
Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow will call the shots
New Poster For Marvel's Ant-Man Lands
Upping the ante
Aardman Announces Stop-Motion Caveman Movie Early Man
Nick Park's ugg life
Martin Freeman Joins Captain America: Civil War
But which side will he be on?
Jason Momoa In Talks For The Magnificent Seven
While Byung-hun Lee is now aboard
Emily Blunt Will Be A Bronco Belle
Saddle up!
First Pic Of Chloë Sevigny And Kate Beckinsale In Love & Friendship
Whit Stillman reunion klaxon!
Alec Baldwin And More Voicing Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad
James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy also aboard
New Trailer For David O. Russell's Accidental Love
Or, rather, Stephen Greene's Accidental Love
Mark Strong, Jamie Bell And Abbie Cornish On For 6 Days
They'll star in the Iranian Embassy siege film
Jon M. Chu Plans An Escape
Producing Tze Chun's action adventure
Hercules Writer Heads For The Infinite Horizon
Ryan Condal adapting Odyssey comics
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Christoph Waltz Has The Worst Marriage In Georgetown
He'll make his directorial debut and star in the crime drama
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
Tarzan
01 June 2016
Spectre
23 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Interview (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Big Eyes (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mood Indigo (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Bad Neighbours (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Green Hornet Trailer Drives In
See Seth Rogen in… action?

22 June 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Yahoo Movies

submit to reddit

We promised that the Green Hornet trailer would be appearing just a few scant hours after the first images, and we were not lying. The footage, which was premiered by star Seth Rogen on US TV chat show Jimmy Kimmel, is now online over at Yahoo and you can watch it below.

So how is it? Mixed. While Rogen has promised that it’s not a goofy, spoofy take on the Hornet story, there’s definitely a lot of typically Rogen-style humour to be found in this first look at Michel Gondry's film.

But from the looks of it, there’s also a healthy serving of action and set pieces on board and, while in this presentation the movie comes across as a fairly generic summer (or, in this case, January) blockbuster, you get the feeling that this first trailer aims to dial down the inherent Gondry-ness. Which, depending on what you’re hoping for from the film, is either a good or a very bad thing.

Plus, the filmmakers, including Gondry and editor Sally Menke are still hard at work on the film, so some elements (like the promised “Kato-vision”) are still being tinkered with. While we get a look at some of the movie’s style, there’s more to come (bet they show some of it at Comic-Con).

And while Rogen has slimmed down for the role, there’s little evidence here of him being an action star, with Jay Chou’s Kato getting the lion’s share of the stunts and Rogen’s Britt Reid more learning the ways of being a vigilante.

What is on display in this first promo is the basic story of the Hornet: party animal Britt is suddenly saddled with his father’s (Tom Wilkinson) media empire and, working with loyal and ingenious employee Kato, decides to finally stop living it up and start giving something back. So together the pair cooks up a vigilante known as the Green Hornet, who can pose as a villain to get close to criminals and shut them down. But they hadn’t bargained with the big kahuna of the Los Angeles crime scene: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz), who doesn’t take too kindly to the new interloper…

Take a look at the footage and let us know your thoughts.


The Green Hornet buzzes into cinemas on January 14, 2011.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Kristen Bell Saves The Whales
Joining Krasinski, Barrymore & Kwapis
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Meh...
I was quite looking forward to seeing Seth Rogen as The Green Hornet, but it's just every other character he's done in an action film. He just doesn't suit the role he's too goofy. Don't get me wrong I love Seth Rogen but he just doesn't fit. Hopefully the trailer was poorly made and the film will be immense, but I'll just have to wait and see. More

Posted by Star_trekking16 at 20:01 on 28 June 2010 | Report This Post

Meh...
I was quite looking forward to seeing Seth Rogen as The Green Hornet, but it's just every other character he's done in an action film. He just doesn't suit the role he's too goofy. Don't get me wrong I love Seth Rogen but he just doesn't fit. Hopefully the trailer was poorly made and the film will be immense, but I'll just have to wait and see. More

Posted by Star_trekking16 at 19:43 on 28 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: on rewatching...
Kato looks cool but Seth Rogen as Reid? this is a casting mistake they should have picked Josh Lucas, Seth Rogen still comes off as a bumbling goof, Van Johnson was never bumbling, at least they've got the CAR still. More

Posted by JoeyPottr at 22:26 on 25 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: on rewatching...
Can some1 give me a subtitle of this trailer? my english is not good, so that why i don't know exactly what they say ... More

Posted by tsunami9x at 09:18 on 25 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmm
Looks good, didn't see much of Gondry's trademark DIY effects style though. Although maybe the trailer is leaving out a lot of the good stuff. Still, it looks stylish and fun. I look forward to it. More

Posted by Edward Nygma at 01:53 on 23 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmm
I think balanced with Evan and Seth's script, Gondry's visual style, the great cast (and Rogen's charm) the movie should be pretty great. After that trailer I'm going to be a huge champion for this flick. More

Posted by odddaze at 21:52 on 22 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmm
Wow, that really wanted to be Iron Man. Pass. More

Posted by UTB at 19:18 on 22 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmm
Would have liked to see more Christoph Waltz in it. I'm a huge Rogen fan and predicted a performance people didn't know he had in him. After watching the trailer maybe i'm wrong! More

Posted by TheSpleen at 18:01 on 22 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
I liked it More

Posted by Frank Castle at 11:38 on 22 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Disappointing
I was intrigued when Gondry became involved, alas it appears just to be an ordinary, pant-by-numbers comedy action flick. Rogen's voice is awful for this type of role, it feels like hes constantly leading to a punchline, which ruins any form of dramatic delivery. In short, I think they were going for a Downey Jr type tone with this, but failed massively. Oh, and Christoph Waltz's decent into standard issue hollywood rent a bad guy was much quicker than expected. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 10:07 on 22 June 2010 | Report This Post

why not?
looks like fun but i think i'll wait for the DVD if theres something better on when it's in the cinema. More

Posted by livewire at 08:35 on 22 June 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
General Election 2015 Photoshop Special: Empire's Movie Cabinet
Vote for Smaug!

Chris Rock: Role By Role
The comedian talks us through his hits and misses

Film Studies 101: Being A Location Manager
Avengers: Age Of Ultron's Jamie Lengyel shares the tricks of the trade

10 Avengers: Age Of Ultron Secrets
Exclusive: Joss Whedon spills the beans on Empire's spoiler podcast

Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)