The second trailer for the highly anticipated film, The Green Hornet, has been released. The trailer focuses more on Jay Chou’s character, the sidekick Kato, and ultimately shows viewers a different side to the character that we haven’t seen yet. The trailer also shows way more action as well as comedy than the first trailer.
The synopsis of the film is as follows:
Britt Reid is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene — until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves — protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.
Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato’s clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case, they begin hunting down the man who controls LA’s gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky. But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.
Not really sure what to expect from the film. Seth Rogen is hilarious but I’ve never really seen him as an ‘action’ star. Then again, the film could turn out to be pretty entertaining, especially with the help of the brilliant Christopher Waltz as the villain.
According to the LA Times, test screenings have gone over very well and audience reactions have been positive. A couple people are also starting to throw out the word sequel in regards to the film. Seeing as how the film isn’t too far off, we’ll start to see some reviews very shortly. Until then, all we have to judge it by is the trailer.
The film is due to release on January 14, 2011.