The unlikely pairing of Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen produces a superhero movie tricked out with all the standard features.
A Michel Gondry-directed, Seth Rogen-written action comedy at first seems like a pretty random collaboration. Is it random enough to work? Well, the trailer does not seem to give an aye or nay. It has all the staples of a big budget superhero film, with a tragic origin story, city corruption, car-mounted machine guns, a generous dose of comedy, and Cameron Diaz as a sexy secretary. Rogen certainly brings his signature lovable loser style of humor, but there's not a bong to be found here. Rogen stars as an heir to a media empire, who finally makes something of himself when he crosses paths with Kato (Jay Chou), who brings all the gadget-savvy know-how to their vigilante operation. It's unclear how good the film will be, since the trailer is really just showcasing what's expected of an action comedy (Christoph Waltz as villain -- check!). Still, it's hard to believe this is the same director who made The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind.