iaian7 » blog   John Einselen, 24.06.10    

Seth Rogen has certainly played to a certain typecast, and it was with not-undue-amounts of trepidation that I watched the first trailer for The Green Hornet. Surprisingly enough, this may be his first film I actually watch. Based on what little can be communicated in a trailer, it seems to attempt a fine balance between homage and parody of Batman. It feels too keen to be a true satirization, but too lighthearted for full-out drama. With the mentioning of such genre lampooning, however, Scot Pilgrim vs. the World absolutely must be mentioned. By some of the same people that helped bring us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (both deliciously genre-fied films), the Scott Pilgrim trailers promise an over-the-top tribute to classic gaming. Perfectly cornball in an honest and earnest way, I simply cannot wait to see it!

In another example of colours-as-a-name, Red has recently released a trailer as well. How has Helen Mirren not played an elderly hit woman before? Utterly brilliant. Add in Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, and others (including Karl Urban of Two Towers fame and Pathfinder infamy), this looks like a riotously fun film.