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trailer break: ‘The Green Hornet’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer…

I thought Michel Gondry was gonna make a superhero movie that didn’t look like every other damn superhero movie. Wasn’t that the idea? Or did Columbia get cold feet at the last minute when they suddenly realized they’d hired a weird-ass French arthouse director and strongarmed him into just xeroxing a dozen other films?

Or — here’s an idea — maybe Gondry has indeed made a weird-ass Euro arthouse superhero movie but Columbia, still with the cold feet, cut a trailer that makes the film look like every other superhero movie, just so the fanboys don’t get scared off? Could that be why it’s getting released in the January dumping ground, because everyone’s terrified that the fanboys won’t get it and it’ll flop?

Or maybe because Gondry did make a regular ol’ superhero movie, and it just plain sucks?

I like the idea of Seth Rogen in this… I’m just not sure now, after seeing this trailer, whether his casting is any longer a sign that we’re gonna get something different.

The Green Hornet opens in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. on January 14, 2011.

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