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Gondry Goes Green (Hornet)

New DVD release


Michel Gondry is no Michael Bay. Known for directing small, critically acclaimed films (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep, Be Kind Rewind), Gondry turned heads with the announcement that he was tapped to direct superhero action film The Green Hornet. Movie lovers wondered how Gondry's visual style would pair with the story.

The Green Hornet is one of those films that was heavily anticipated prior to its January 2011 release date--now it's already on DVD. Critics argued that the Gondry/action-film pairing was a misfire, with one reviewer commenting: "It's hard to think of a more mystifying mismatch of filmmaker and material." Movie-goers appeared equally underwhelmed, despite a great leading cast--including Seth Rogen and Jay Chou--and beloved source material. Maybe it will be more whelming on disc.

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The Green Hornet

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Director: Michel Gondry

Writer: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Fran Striker and George W. Trendle

Producer: Neal H. Moritz

Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Edward Furlong, Chad Coleman and Robert Clotworthy