I know what you’re thinking: “Why do I want to see a movie about Seth Rogen fighting crime? Seth Rogen sucks!” Well okay, maybe that’s true, but you know what doesn’t suck? Watching Jay Chou as Kato fighting crime. Or, more specifically, just kicking pretty much everyone’s ass in Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet”. Take a gander at the new trailer for “Green Hornet” below and tell me you’re not impressed with Kato’s awesomeness. He ain’t no Bruce Lee, but he sure looks like a pretty damn good replacement.
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.
Starring Christoph Waltz, Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Edward Furlong, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson, Jay Chou, Chad Colema, Sterling Cooper, Analeigh Tipton, David Harbour, Eddie Rouse and directed by Michel Gondry.
Stinging bad guys January 14, 2011.
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