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06.22.2010

Tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Seth Rogen was to debut the trailer for The Green Hornet. At the time of this writing we still aren’t sure if that is going to happen. Seems the studio is experiencing power issues, that began in the control room and eventually spread to… gasp… the green room. Talk amongst the gathered journalists is that it is most certainly the zombie apocalypse. 

Luckily for us, we were part of a small group that got a sneak peak at the trailer a few hours earlier, followed by a Q&A with Seth, director Michel Gondry, producer Neil Moritz, and screenwriter Evan Goldberg. Here are some of the highlights:

As directed by Michel Gondry, the man behind one of my all-time favs, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, you would expect this film to deliver a bit of quirkiness. However, Gondry was quick to point out in the Q&A, “There is a danger of having a shtick.” Honestly, I wouldn’t have pegged this as Gondry film if I didn’t already know. He further explained, “There is some sequence that we’re still working out that you didn’t see in the trailer, that’s more of my specific signature. But when we met they said we want to see Michele Gondry sequence and I said no.

Seth Rogen’s involvement has been discussed at length on message boards and fan sites. Personally, he was never a concern for me. I wasn’t sure about Michael Keaton as Batman back in the day and that worked out, so I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. The trailer quickly illustrates that this was not a cause for concern. See Seth doesn’t play the debonair newspaperman as described in classic Green Hornet. He says, “My guy is not exactly like Bruce Wayne. The whole story of the movie is I’m an irresponsible idiot whose is trying to get his life together and do something worthwhile. So as an irresponsible idiot I’m quite good. And that’s why we always knew it was an easy buy. We didn’t want to just tell people what the whole story of the movie was, but that’s why we knew it was going to be fine because the story wasn’t that of a completely serious well-groomed man who decides to become a superhero. It’s about a guy who is grappling with his own irresponsible old activities and tendencies and can he put those all aside and do something worthwhile. And that’s why I think as an actor I thought it was something I could tackle. It displayed what people expected of me and what maybe I could show as a growth through the character.”

In Britt Reid, Seth delivers another in his long line of lovable everymen. Sure this one inherits a prominent publishing dynasty and fights crime, but this is definitely a Seth Rogen character.

The trailer also gives us our first peeks at Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz as the villainous Chudnofsky. Cursory glances, but this trailer wasn’t about them. It was designed to introduce the public to The Green Hornet and his trusty sidekick Kato. Jay Chou’s turn as Kato is something the filmmakers are clearly stoked with. Seth would mention, “I think Jay… Man I’ve never been psyched to show up to work and be completely overshadowed by somebody on a regular basis. And it’s just how it is. Jay in his own right will win people over. He is an incredibly impressive and charismatic performer. Jay is a talented martial artist and he’s just a rad dude.



The trailer certainly backs this notion up. Some of the most memorable moments come from Jay. There are laughs; after Seth asks him to take his hand and fight crime, he states he’ll help, but “I don’t want to touch you.” There are martial arts aplenty, and we get our first inkling of Kato-vision. This film looks like it is going to make Jay Chou a household name.

The trailer also shows off Black Beauty, the car unveiled at last years Comic-Con. As impressive as it was to see on the convention floor, it’s even sweeter in action. Sleek, black and gadget-filled, this is the ultimate muscle car. 

There was much more to the Q&A and we’ll get that to you this week. For now, you can check out the trailer when it premieres tonight on Yahoo.com (9:45 PST). As for Seth’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, well Seth just filmed his segment utilizing Apple Photo Booth and Jimmy’s laptop. The segment is now set to be part incorporated into tomorrow’s show. Definitely a night for the JKL history books and it should make for entertaining television.

I’d like to thank Columbia Pictures and the fine folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live for a memorable evening. If tonight was any indication, The Green Hornet should be an adventure you won’t soon forget. Looking forward to Comic-Con where we’ll get our next taste. 

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12:35AM on 06/24/2010

i am going to...

see this, but i have to mention, that is the stupidest, most physics defying pistol i have ever seen in a movie, just exactly does a round go from the clip to the firing chamber? just saying, but looks good enough to wait for it on cable but i know i'm gonna punch myself (maybe even shoot myself in the foot with that ridiculous looking gun) fo going to see it in the cinema, just to support rogen
see this, but i have to mention, that is the stupidest, most physics defying pistol i have ever seen in a movie, just exactly does a round go from the clip to the firing chamber? just saying, but looks good enough to wait for it on cable but i know i'm gonna punch myself (maybe even shoot myself in the foot with that ridiculous looking gun) fo going to see it in the cinema, just to support rogen
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11:03PM on 06/23/2010
Actually looks halfway decent! Nice to see Seth Rogen in something different, he was getting so over exposed for a while there.
Actually looks halfway decent! Nice to see Seth Rogen in something different, he was getting so over exposed for a while there.
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3:25AM on 06/23/2010

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coool! can't wait to catch this ON TV.
coool! can't wait to catch this ON TV.
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2:53AM on 06/23/2010
Trailer looks... mediocre. Not aching to see it, but it looks like a damn solid rental.
Trailer looks... mediocre. Not aching to see it, but it looks like a damn solid rental.
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12:19AM on 06/23/2010
i see this movie having the same skeleton as Iron Man. that said, there's potential that this could be a hit. or it'll be a huge flop. i dont see it landing anywhere in between
i see this movie having the same skeleton as Iron Man. that said, there's potential that this could be a hit. or it'll be a huge flop. i dont see it landing anywhere in between
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9:08PM on 06/22/2010

well...

I'm sure GH will be fun but after reading the synopsis my hopes kinda plummeted. I was hoping Rogen would play it straight instead of resorting back to his ever-present slacker persona...guess not :(
I'm sure GH will be fun but after reading the synopsis my hopes kinda plummeted. I was hoping Rogen would play it straight instead of resorting back to his ever-present slacker persona...guess not :(
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6:11PM on 06/23/2010
I definitely agree with you here. Rogen needs to branch out from his usual routine. However we've only seen very little (judging by the trailer mostly pre-Hornet and their first night out?) so there is definitely a good chance that his character can change and become more serious. Hopefully Gondry can pull a great performance from Rogen like he did with Jim Carrey.
I definitely agree with you here. Rogen needs to branch out from his usual routine. However we've only seen very little (judging by the trailer mostly pre-Hornet and their first night out?) so there is definitely a good chance that his character can change and become more serious. Hopefully Gondry can pull a great performance from Rogen like he did with Jim Carrey.
8:40PM on 06/22/2010

All for this.

I thought the trailer looked pretty good. But I admit that I never read the comic or watched the tv series so I don't know how true to the character this is. But from what I've heard hasn't the gimmick always been that Kato was always the more useful one? I think Seth Rogen is a nice change of pace from the usual superhero leading man. His character is almost what Bruce Wayne would have been like if his parents didn't die at his young age. If they would've died later in life he would be a
I thought the trailer looked pretty good. But I admit that I never read the comic or watched the tv series so I don't know how true to the character this is. But from what I've heard hasn't the gimmick always been that Kato was always the more useful one? I think Seth Rogen is a nice change of pace from the usual superhero leading man. His character is almost what Bruce Wayne would have been like if his parents didn't die at his young age. If they would've died later in life he would be a partying playboy like Rogen's character.

I'm definitely looking forward to this.I trust Gondry all the way
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8:24PM on 06/22/2010
You know, I'm just not seeing this coming together to make a good film.

I already lost faith in Rogen with Observe and Report and Funny People. Sorry I just wasn't a fan.......
You know, I'm just not seeing this coming together to make a good film.

I already lost faith in Rogen with Observe and Report and Funny People. Sorry I just wasn't a fan.......
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8:03PM on 06/22/2010

Wow! Exactly what I expected

a complete waste of f**king time! I knew the "Rogen Shtick" would f**k this movie up. Why not call it Pineapple Express 2. Thanks for screwing up a great comic Hollywood. I like Jay though.
a complete waste of f**king time! I knew the "Rogen Shtick" would f**k this movie up. Why not call it Pineapple Express 2. Thanks for screwing up a great comic Hollywood. I like Jay though.
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9:56PM on 06/22/2010
"great comic"?
"great comic"?
7:46PM on 06/22/2010
Looks gr8 to me! When I was a kid,I kinda liked the old 1960's t.v. series as well-this homage to it-is long overdue.
Looks gr8 to me! When I was a kid,I kinda liked the old 1960's t.v. series as well-this homage to it-is long overdue.
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7:01PM on 06/22/2010
eh.. I'm completely indifferent about this movie still. On one hand Rogen could either kill it or just feel entirely out of place.
eh.. I'm completely indifferent about this movie still. On one hand Rogen could either kill it or just feel entirely out of place.
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6:58PM on 06/22/2010

Sold

Can't wait to see Chrisoph Waltz back in action. And Rogen is very inspired casting.
Can't wait to see Chrisoph Waltz back in action. And Rogen is very inspired casting.
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6:48PM on 06/22/2010

I like it

There are 2 things that bug me that I hope they can fix. Image is too dark and I don't think a newscast would use the phrase "in charge".
There are 2 things that bug me that I hope they can fix. Image is too dark and I don't think a newscast would use the phrase "in charge".
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6:42PM on 06/22/2010
Christoph Waltz is the villain. What more do you need to know?
Christoph Waltz is the villain. What more do you need to know?
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5:19PM on 06/22/2010
Looks ok but not that bad. They should casted the guy from Get Him To The Greek instead of Seth Rogen.
Looks ok but not that bad. They should casted the guy from Get Him To The Greek instead of Seth Rogen.
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4:36PM on 06/22/2010
I'm sold! Hell Yeah!!! I'm totally down!
I'm sold! Hell Yeah!!! I'm totally down!
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4:27PM on 06/22/2010

I see this and just get annoyed...

I will find out for myself via DVD.
I will find out for myself via DVD.
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4:09PM on 06/22/2010

I really hate Seth Rogen's tired old shtick.

Skip to 5 minutes and 5 seconds.
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Why would anyone want to emulate this movie?
Skip to 5 minutes and 5 seconds.
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Why would anyone want to emulate this movie?
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3:42PM on 06/22/2010
wow, im impressed! not what i was expecting at all but looks really cool.
wow, im impressed! not what i was expecting at all but looks really cool.
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3:33PM on 06/22/2010

Bombs away

Tired of rogans annoying lisp laugh and gnarly grill...Sure this movie may be cool, but it probably wont be on account that rogan sucks...have him go back to fat stoner, and its all good
Tired of rogans annoying lisp laugh and gnarly grill...Sure this movie may be cool, but it probably wont be on account that rogan sucks...have him go back to fat stoner, and its all good
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3:13PM on 06/22/2010
Ok...what's the problem? It looks great! The car is very nice, kato is dope and Seth Rogan is boss in this role! The only two things I have against it is the fucking 3D conversion and using Cypress Hill's "Rise Up" for the trailer music. Did I mention that the car is fucking sick? Come on! Don't act like y'all didn't rewind the part where they're shooting the car door machine guns!!!!!!
Ok...what's the problem? It looks great! The car is very nice, kato is dope and Seth Rogan is boss in this role! The only two things I have against it is the fucking 3D conversion and using Cypress Hill's "Rise Up" for the trailer music. Did I mention that the car is fucking sick? Come on! Don't act like y'all didn't rewind the part where they're shooting the car door machine guns!!!!!!
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3:12PM on 06/22/2010

BADASS

Looks good, looks just like another super hero movie in the vein of iron man and what not, but also looks like it'll be good
Looks good, looks just like another super hero movie in the vein of iron man and what not, but also looks like it'll be good
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2:54PM on 06/22/2010

Looks awesome

why all the negativity people are acting like if the green hornet is so well known and its just a trailer wait for the movie before you judge
why all the negativity people are acting like if the green hornet is so well known and its just a trailer wait for the movie before you judge
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2:38PM on 06/22/2010

hmmmmmm

I'm on the fence. Double barrel Desert Eagle = LAME
I'm on the fence. Double barrel Desert Eagle = LAME
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2:35PM on 06/22/2010
this looks really bad. i don't like seth rogen except in you, me, and dupree. and the director is pretty bad. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind is drivel.
this looks really bad. i don't like seth rogen except in you, me, and dupree. and the director is pretty bad. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind is drivel.
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2:33PM on 06/22/2010

damn

Geaorge clooney and Jet li direced John Woo or Tsui Hark. This could've been so insane. It's like knocked up with guns. I mean Seth Rogen?
Geaorge clooney and Jet li direced John Woo or Tsui Hark. This could've been so insane. It's like knocked up with guns. I mean Seth Rogen?
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2:30PM on 06/22/2010
doesn't look too bad
doesn't look too bad
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2:13PM on 06/22/2010
I'm hoping that whatever building the copies of this film are being held in, catches fire.
I'm hoping that whatever building the copies of this film are being held in, catches fire.
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1:59PM on 06/22/2010
i have a bad feeling about this.
i have a bad feeling about this.
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1:23PM on 06/22/2010
Truth be told I was expecting much, much worse. They're taking a different approach...so what? I enjoy Gondry as a director I'll give this a chance. Kato looks like a total bad ass too. And it kind of mirrors Kevin Smith's current Dynamite run (which is actually pretty damn entertaining). Not gonna judge till I see it in full.
Truth be told I was expecting much, much worse. They're taking a different approach...so what? I enjoy Gondry as a director I'll give this a chance. Kato looks like a total bad ass too. And it kind of mirrors Kevin Smith's current Dynamite run (which is actually pretty damn entertaining). Not gonna judge till I see it in full.
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12:55PM on 06/22/2010
Holy shit this movie looks terrible. Casting Seth Rogen as a good looking superhero is just about the worst idea anyone in hollywood has ever had.
Holy shit this movie looks terrible. Casting Seth Rogen as a good looking superhero is just about the worst idea anyone in hollywood has ever had.
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12:44PM on 06/22/2010
With any luck it will perform at least as well as Jonah Hex. Guffaw.
With any luck it will perform at least as well as Jonah Hex. Guffaw.
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12:29PM on 06/22/2010
Im not very familiar with the Green Hornet comics, so for me this looks pretty entertaining and I'm looking forward to seeing this in theaters
Im not very familiar with the Green Hornet comics, so for me this looks pretty entertaining and I'm looking forward to seeing this in theaters
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12:12PM on 06/22/2010

Amazong none less than what i'd expect from Rogen and company

This looks brilliant and I cant wait to see this as a series of films cos god knows Rogen needs a franchise but Im hoping after this Sony gives him a sit load of money and says make pineapple express 2 that really needs to happen cos i want to see another adveture wth Dale Denton, Saul Silver and Red
This looks brilliant and I cant wait to see this as a series of films cos god knows Rogen needs a franchise but Im hoping after this Sony gives him a sit load of money and says make pineapple express 2 that really needs to happen cos i want to see another adveture wth Dale Denton, Saul Silver and Red
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11:38AM on 06/22/2010
WOW! Looks good! Best Kato since Bruce Lee can't wait to see this. Thank God Kevin Smith did not get his fat hands on this.
WOW! Looks good! Best Kato since Bruce Lee can't wait to see this. Thank God Kevin Smith did not get his fat hands on this.
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11:36AM on 06/22/2010

WTF?!

wow. they took the very essence of the green hornet and raped it right in the ass. the show and serials were very straightforward, deadly serious at times, literally. kato and GH fucking killed criminals and beat the shit out of cops. all that awesome is now replaced with gags and stoner humor. massive, massive fail.
wow. they took the very essence of the green hornet and raped it right in the ass. the show and serials were very straightforward, deadly serious at times, literally. kato and GH fucking killed criminals and beat the shit out of cops. all that awesome is now replaced with gags and stoner humor. massive, massive fail.
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12:39PM on 06/22/2010
Exactly what I said.
Exactly what I said.
12:56PM on 06/22/2010
You are 100% correct.
You are 100% correct.
1:01PM on 06/22/2010
Don't you hate it when that happens to comic books that you once liked. Hollywood basically takes the name and image and completely changes it there own way. Shame.
Don't you hate it when that happens to comic books that you once liked. Hollywood basically takes the name and image and completely changes it there own way. Shame.
11:21AM on 06/22/2010
I think it looks like a lot of fun. I'm kind of confused by all the hate, to be honest. Is The Green Hornet really so well-known and respected that anything but an exact literal interpretation of the character in the original radio serial is automatically considered blasphemy?

I mean, The Green Hornet is not Batman. He's not even The Shadow, for crying out loud. Rogen, Gondry and team are not ruining anything sacred here. If anything, they are honoring the intent of the radio show and T.V.
I think it looks like a lot of fun. I'm kind of confused by all the hate, to be honest. Is The Green Hornet really so well-known and respected that anything but an exact literal interpretation of the character in the original radio serial is automatically considered blasphemy?

I mean, The Green Hornet is not Batman. He's not even The Shadow, for crying out loud. Rogen, Gondry and team are not ruining anything sacred here. If anything, they are honoring the intent of the radio show and T.V. show: creating fun, escapism entertainment. Oh, and I seriously doubt anyone here, myself included, could easily outline any distinct personality traits about Brit Reid. He's not exactly charismatic. Hell, neither was the Bruce Wayne of the same time period. From what I recall from seeing him in the old Adam West Batman, Brit Reid was a rich, slick, one-note playboy with no sense of humor or memorable quirks. So kudos to the writers for giving Reid a personality. Rogen haters, I'm sorry it happens to be a Rogen-esque personality. But what did you expect?
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11:36AM on 06/22/2010
^ Cosign completely
^ Cosign completely
11:48AM on 06/22/2010
so simply because a character isn't well known as batman they get to shit all over the way he has been portrayed for 70 years? you know thats bull. the green hornet in the batman tv show was not the way he was in his own show.

GH, as Rogen even points out above, is an utterly different character than what is seen here, and the only reasoning for changing the character was so that he could play him, and they could turn this into a comedy to easily grab some cash. that's total bullshit.
so simply because a character isn't well known as batman they get to shit all over the way he has been portrayed for 70 years? you know thats bull. the green hornet in the batman tv show was not the way he was in his own show.

GH, as Rogen even points out above, is an utterly different character than what is seen here, and the only reasoning for changing the character was so that he could play him, and they could turn this into a comedy to easily grab some cash. that's total bullshit.
11:18AM on 06/22/2010

Not bad.....

I'll have to honestly say....after all the negative press,the 3d conversion and the release date move, I'm surprised that the trailer was not bad. It was a hell of a lot better than I thought. Now frankly, its doesn't look like a Gondry movie, and thank god, cuz as much as like Gondry flicks, this is not meant to be a Gondry flick. So coming from someone who didnt like the comics ( yeah I said it) and the only thing I know from the tv series is that it was at the high point of Bruce Lee's
I'll have to honestly say....after all the negative press,the 3d conversion and the release date move, I'm surprised that the trailer was not bad. It was a hell of a lot better than I thought. Now frankly, its doesn't look like a Gondry movie, and thank god, cuz as much as like Gondry flicks, this is not meant to be a Gondry flick. So coming from someone who didnt like the comics ( yeah I said it) and the only thing I know from the tv series is that it was at the high point of Bruce Lee's career..I might actually go see this movie.

And to fans, why is the Green Hornet even needed when it seems like Kato does all the work and the asskicking?
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3:37PM on 06/22/2010
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10:58AM on 06/22/2010
It actually looks like Gondry is making a great action movie! It looks slick and offbeat at the same time, Rogen and the new Kato looks like a blast. Much better than I was expecting.
It actually looks like Gondry is making a great action movie! It looks slick and offbeat at the same time, Rogen and the new Kato looks like a blast. Much better than I was expecting.
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10:51AM on 06/22/2010
This looks great. The gas gun scene really made me laugh. Can't wait to see this!
This looks great. The gas gun scene really made me laugh. Can't wait to see this!
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10:47AM on 06/22/2010
Every one is going waaaaah waaaaah over Seth Rogen, but no one (except apparently TheWalrus) sees the bigger picture. This looks NOTHING like a Michel Gondry flick. I mean it's the anti-thesis to a Gondry flick.

I see 2 explanations for that :
1- The trailer has been edited by a completely dumbfounded Hollywood puppet editor, trying to make it looks as "mainstream" as possible.
2- Gondry bent over backwards for the producers.

I hope for God's sake it's the first, because I've been
Every one is going waaaaah waaaaah over Seth Rogen, but no one (except apparently TheWalrus) sees the bigger picture. This looks NOTHING like a Michel Gondry flick. I mean it's the anti-thesis to a Gondry flick.

I see 2 explanations for that :
1- The trailer has been edited by a completely dumbfounded Hollywood puppet editor, trying to make it looks as "mainstream" as possible.
2- Gondry bent over backwards for the producers.

I hope for God's sake it's the first, because I've been waiting for this movie for a long while...

Also, how the hell can people ALREADY be complaining about Waltz' villain? We barely see him for 5 seconds in the ENTIRE TRAILER...
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10:46AM on 06/22/2010

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...........this is like the poor man's Iron Man. Unfortunately.
...........this is like the poor man's Iron Man. Unfortunately.
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10:45AM on 06/22/2010
As someone who has absolutely no preconceptions about the Green Hornet (I never watched the original) this movie looks pretty solid to me. After doing a wiki search, I can understand how long time fans could be pretty pissed off by this.
As someone who has absolutely no preconceptions about the Green Hornet (I never watched the original) this movie looks pretty solid to me. After doing a wiki search, I can understand how long time fans could be pretty pissed off by this.
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10:43AM on 06/22/2010
It won't come even close to being as good as kickass but i'll still check it out.. They're either releasing in january because they have no confidence in this movie or to pull an avatar and release it when there's no competition at all.
It won't come even close to being as good as kickass but i'll still check it out.. They're either releasing in january because they have no confidence in this movie or to pull an avatar and release it when there's no competition at all.
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10:21AM on 06/22/2010

Haters will hate.

So far, looks like a lot of fun. The trailer really watered down what I'm assuming will be some Gondry eccentricity, but I like what I'm seeing thus far. My only complaint is insulting Waltz by making him don a ridiculous Ukranian Euro-accent when the character otherwise looks badass. People who want this to fail and want to hate it will continue to do so no matter what, but I remain open-minded, as I have from the start.
So far, looks like a lot of fun. The trailer really watered down what I'm assuming will be some Gondry eccentricity, but I like what I'm seeing thus far. My only complaint is insulting Waltz by making him don a ridiculous Ukranian Euro-accent when the character otherwise looks badass. People who want this to fail and want to hate it will continue to do so no matter what, but I remain open-minded, as I have from the start.
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10:15AM on 06/22/2010
Kato seems pretty effing capable of kicking ass without Rogen slowing him down.
Kato seems pretty effing capable of kicking ass without Rogen slowing him down.
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10:06AM on 06/22/2010
Just based on the trailer, this is not the movie I was expecting, or the movie I wanted out of Rogen and the Hornet. I'm disappointed. I didn't want the stoner version of Iron Man, which is how this comes off.
Just based on the trailer, this is not the movie I was expecting, or the movie I wanted out of Rogen and the Hornet. I'm disappointed. I didn't want the stoner version of Iron Man, which is how this comes off.
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10:05AM on 06/22/2010
This looks awful, I bet it will do worse than Jonah Hex.
This looks awful, I bet it will do worse than Jonah Hex.
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10:58AM on 06/22/2010
Now that's just mean...not necessarily wrong, but mean. :)
Now that's just mean...not necessarily wrong, but mean. :)
9:55AM on 06/22/2010

Maybe??

what was the last big action movie hit released in january?
what was the last big action movie hit released in january?
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9:41AM on 06/22/2010
Well, I had something very different pictured in my head...
Well, I had something very different pictured in my head...
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10:50AM on 06/22/2010
you mean you werent picturing Tony Starks as Kick-Ass?
you mean you werent picturing Tony Starks as Kick-Ass?
9:39AM on 06/22/2010

assholes cut this trailer...

I'm hoping the only reason this movie looks like shit is because it was cut by the most uninspired assholes working in hollywood today. mind you, Waltz looks awful and that gas gun gag was-not-funny-at-all.
I'm hoping the only reason this movie looks like shit is because it was cut by the most uninspired assholes working in hollywood today. mind you, Waltz looks awful and that gas gun gag was-not-funny-at-all.
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9:26AM on 06/22/2010

No one can honestly say this looks good!

Seth Rogen is playing the same character he played in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Pineapple Express, and every other film he's been in. This honestly looks like a joke, which the Green Hornet should never be.
Seth Rogen is playing the same character he played in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Pineapple Express, and every other film he's been in. This honestly looks like a joke, which the Green Hornet should never be.
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9:00AM on 06/22/2010
Wow...that looks super terrible. And if for some miracle the movie actually turns out good, we still have to watch the hideous Seth Rogen play The Green Hornet. What next, is someone gonna cast Steve Buschemi or Danny Devito to play Batman?
Wow...that looks super terrible. And if for some miracle the movie actually turns out good, we still have to watch the hideous Seth Rogen play The Green Hornet. What next, is someone gonna cast Steve Buschemi or Danny Devito to play Batman?
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8:46AM on 06/22/2010
Looks bad, really bad.
Looks bad, really bad.
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8:44AM on 06/22/2010
"Iím an irresponsible idiot whose is trying to get his life together and do something worthwhile."

EVERY CHARACTER ROGEN HAS PLAYED. He's even changed the character of the Green Hornet into this so he doesn't have to try a little but then i mean i don't know who hired Seth Rogen to do this in the first place. Who thought it would be a good idea? I jsut don't get it.

Everybody in this movie is wasting their time.

I might have gone to see this but...SETH ROGEN? Pass.
"Iím an irresponsible idiot whose is trying to get his life together and do something worthwhile."

EVERY CHARACTER ROGEN HAS PLAYED. He's even changed the character of the Green Hornet into this so he doesn't have to try a little but then i mean i don't know who hired Seth Rogen to do this in the first place. Who thought it would be a good idea? I jsut don't get it.

Everybody in this movie is wasting their time.

I might have gone to see this but...SETH ROGEN? Pass.
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9:55AM on 06/22/2010
That's exactly what I was thinking. Rogen somehow manages to pull every role into his limited range without expanding on it...he's like the anti-Daniel Day Lewis or something.

But...he is thinner this time.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Rogen somehow manages to pull every role into his limited range without expanding on it...he's like the anti-Daniel Day Lewis or something.

But...he is thinner this time.
8:23AM on 06/22/2010
I'm glad I at least got a chance to see what it'll look like. Still not completely sold. Anyone else get a bad vibe from the January release date?
I'm glad I at least got a chance to see what it'll look like. Still not completely sold. Anyone else get a bad vibe from the January release date?
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8:25AM on 06/22/2010
It was pushed back for the 3D
It was pushed back for the 3D
7:55AM on 06/22/2010
Nothing about that trailer impressed me, I think I'll be sitting this one out.
Nothing about that trailer impressed me, I think I'll be sitting this one out.
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6:46AM on 06/22/2010
They're turning Brit Reid in to a buffoon! Rogen does nothing but mug like a stoner and gasp and scream like a moron every minute of this trailer. This is not the Green Hornet as I remember. The GH I grew up with is chiseled, stern, intimidating and heroic. This is not it.

I'll stick with my television series where he was played as a great alternative to the horrible Adam West Batman.
They're turning Brit Reid in to a buffoon! Rogen does nothing but mug like a stoner and gasp and scream like a moron every minute of this trailer. This is not the Green Hornet as I remember. The GH I grew up with is chiseled, stern, intimidating and heroic. This is not it.

I'll stick with my television series where he was played as a great alternative to the horrible Adam West Batman.
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7:44AM on 06/22/2010
Brit Reid was a boring character. The only thing that made him interesting was his hero persona and Kaito. How many times have we seen the good-looking, "chiseled," steely-eyed hero? And he had ZERO relatable character qualities. Where's the fun in watching a hero that we can't relate to on some level? You can't fault them for trying something new and actually giving some emotional substance to Brit Reid for once and making him stand-out as a character in a world where we are going through a
Brit Reid was a boring character. The only thing that made him interesting was his hero persona and Kaito. How many times have we seen the good-looking, "chiseled," steely-eyed hero? And he had ZERO relatable character qualities. Where's the fun in watching a hero that we can't relate to on some level? You can't fault them for trying something new and actually giving some emotional substance to Brit Reid for once and making him stand-out as a character in a world where we are going through a superhero overexposure phase...
8:13AM on 06/22/2010
Reid was not boring at all, he was in fact very interesting and how Batman should have been depicted in that time period. He is the cool alternative for people who want pulp heroes. This is a moron with a mask.
Reid was not boring at all, he was in fact very interesting and how Batman should have been depicted in that time period. He is the cool alternative for people who want pulp heroes. This is a moron with a mask.
8:19AM on 06/22/2010
Quick, give me one personality aspect about Brit Reid that makes him interesting or atleast different then a hundreds of other heroes that we've seen before?

And how do you know that Rogen's Reid won't come into his own by the end of the film? And for that matter, how do you know they haven't wasted most of their comedic elements in this trailer?

You don't, because the movie's over half a year away.
Quick, give me one personality aspect about Brit Reid that makes him interesting or atleast different then a hundreds of other heroes that we've seen before?

And how do you know that Rogen's Reid won't come into his own by the end of the film? And for that matter, how do you know they haven't wasted most of their comedic elements in this trailer?

You don't, because the movie's over half a year away.
6:34AM on 06/22/2010

Hmmm

Its hard to say, really. I like Seth Rogen. But as the Green Hornet? Something isnt quite right. Its a tough call right now.
Its hard to say, really. I like Seth Rogen. But as the Green Hornet? Something isnt quite right. Its a tough call right now.
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6:17AM on 06/22/2010

Does Fat Albert watch this GH version?

On one hand, moviegoers might appreciate a modernization of the story and something different from the source material. On the other, longterm fans might consider the alteration bastardization and consider "Green Hornet as boob" poor characterization. Hollywood knows two good general guidelines. One, play superhero films straight. Two, don't fuck-up the source material. The Spirit looks like a better film than this one. At least The Spirit was both funny and earnest.
On one hand, moviegoers might appreciate a modernization of the story and something different from the source material. On the other, longterm fans might consider the alteration bastardization and consider "Green Hornet as boob" poor characterization. Hollywood knows two good general guidelines. One, play superhero films straight. Two, don't fuck-up the source material. The Spirit looks like a better film than this one. At least The Spirit was both funny and earnest.
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11:12AM on 06/22/2010
You automatically gets points off and lose all credibility by saying the piece of shit Spirit looks like a better film. At least I laughed once or twice in this trailer than the whole time I seen that shitty ass movie.....
You automatically gets points off and lose all credibility by saying the piece of shit Spirit looks like a better film. At least I laughed once or twice in this trailer than the whole time I seen that shitty ass movie.....
1:18PM on 06/22/2010
So are you saying that anytime Hollywood changes something from it's source material it's a terrible thing?

Does this include Nolan's and Burton's Batman films? The early comic versions of Batman were much more like the ridiculous Adam West TV show, and I shall leave it to you to figure out which version of TDK you'd like better.

As for your 'guidelines' Hollywood has NEVER played by them, so I am curious as to where you got these from.

However, please feel free to not like this movie in the
So are you saying that anytime Hollywood changes something from it's source material it's a terrible thing?

Does this include Nolan's and Burton's Batman films? The early comic versions of Batman were much more like the ridiculous Adam West TV show, and I shall leave it to you to figure out which version of TDK you'd like better.

As for your 'guidelines' Hollywood has NEVER played by them, so I am curious as to where you got these from.

However, please feel free to not like this movie in the least. I am on the fence, leaning a bit more towards good, though.
5:32PM on 06/22/2010
Jmontilla & filmguy, thanks for your replies. Thanks for your questions. I can see someone appreciating the "new" Green Hornet. I can see someone not doing so. As for source material, I believe that a film adaptation should remain true to the original material. However, as our discussion shows, what is "true" to the established material? BTW, I love both the Burton and Nolan Batman. Those are good adaptations.
Jmontilla & filmguy, thanks for your replies. Thanks for your questions. I can see someone appreciating the "new" Green Hornet. I can see someone not doing so. As for source material, I believe that a film adaptation should remain true to the original material. However, as our discussion shows, what is "true" to the established material? BTW, I love both the Burton and Nolan Batman. Those are good adaptations.
6:05AM on 06/22/2010
Definitely not what I expected, but I liked it.
Definitely not what I expected, but I liked it.
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4:12AM on 06/22/2010

I'm there

I was interested in this movie from day one but that trailer just sold me for sure.
I was interested in this movie from day one but that trailer just sold me for sure.
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4:08AM on 06/22/2010

I don't know what I think yet.

I DO know I don't like that Britt Reid is now a pampered moronic playboy. Seriously, Seth Rogen? I like the guy, really I do, but as Green Hornet? And Rusty, I hear you on Michael Keaton as Batman, but Keaton had a pretty decent acting range up until then, he didn't play the same character over and over. So far, I'm willing to give it a shot. But not in half-assed converted 3D.
I DO know I don't like that Britt Reid is now a pampered moronic playboy. Seriously, Seth Rogen? I like the guy, really I do, but as Green Hornet? And Rusty, I hear you on Michael Keaton as Batman, but Keaton had a pretty decent acting range up until then, he didn't play the same character over and over. So far, I'm willing to give it a shot. But not in half-assed converted 3D.
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1:35PM on 06/22/2010
Hey Captain! Yeah, there's definitely two schools of thought on Rogen as Britt Reid. I was never that dialed into The Green Hornet so it doesn't bother me. And I don't mind an actor playing the same character as long as that works within the confines of the story. Feels like it does here to me. But it's interesting to hear the different opinions. They had some really interesting things to say about the 3D which will be in the Q&A piece. The filmmakers fought for it though, not the studio.
Hey Captain! Yeah, there's definitely two schools of thought on Rogen as Britt Reid. I was never that dialed into The Green Hornet so it doesn't bother me. And I don't mind an actor playing the same character as long as that works within the confines of the story. Feels like it does here to me. But it's interesting to hear the different opinions. They had some really interesting things to say about the 3D which will be in the Q&A piece. The filmmakers fought for it though, not the studio. I think it could be cool.
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3:50AM on 06/22/2010
Hornet looking good!
Hornet looking good!
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3:05AM on 06/22/2010

Awesome

Lookin' pretty good so far. Glad I always had faith in this project...
Lookin' pretty good so far. Glad I always had faith in this project...
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2:56AM on 06/22/2010
Looks like a fucking sequel to "Kick Ass." No thanks.
Looks like a fucking sequel to "Kick Ass." No thanks.
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3:04AM on 06/22/2010
Allow me to be the one to respond to you with the cliche, yet appropriate argument of "you just don't get it."
Allow me to be the one to respond to you with the cliche, yet appropriate argument of "you just don't get it."
4:10AM on 06/22/2010
Hah, get what? They turned the Green Hornet in to a buddy comedy! It's Lethal Weapon with costumes! Eff that.
Hah, get what? They turned the Green Hornet in to a buddy comedy! It's Lethal Weapon with costumes! Eff that.
10:09AM on 06/22/2010
Both Kick Ass & Lethal Weapon were pretty freakin good flicks....you may want to change those into actually BAD films for a comparison.
Both Kick Ass & Lethal Weapon were pretty freakin good flicks....you may want to change those into actually BAD films for a comparison.
10:14AM on 06/22/2010
I didnt see the comparisons until Terminal pointed them out... now it is all I see.
I didnt see the comparisons until Terminal pointed them out... now it is all I see.
2:49AM on 06/22/2010
Looks pretty fun, but I'm afraid it'll be uneven. The "take my hand" scene was awkward, but still, this could be awesome.
Looks pretty fun, but I'm afraid it'll be uneven. The "take my hand" scene was awkward, but still, this could be awesome.
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2:43AM on 06/22/2010
Doesn't look half-bad, but the January release date is worrying me. Well, I know it's going to be a huge-ass flop in Taiwan, given the Taiwanese's irrational animosity towards Jay Chou's presence in any movie.
Doesn't look half-bad, but the January release date is worrying me. Well, I know it's going to be a huge-ass flop in Taiwan, given the Taiwanese's irrational animosity towards Jay Chou's presence in any movie.
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2:41AM on 06/22/2010

i was sold until

in 3D came up in big bold letters...that stung a bit
in 3D came up in big bold letters...that stung a bit
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2:39AM on 06/22/2010

looks cool

well whne the news of this film first came out I wasn't too sure, but I believe I am intrigued now!
well whne the news of this film first came out I wasn't too sure, but I believe I am intrigued now!
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2:32AM on 06/22/2010

Kato is the man!

That was a sweet looking trailer..why is this film coming out in January again?
That was a sweet looking trailer..why is this film coming out in January again?
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2:23AM on 06/22/2010

Seth Rogan . . .

has lost some weight man! Looking good.

Oh and on topic . . . badass trailer.
has lost some weight man! Looking good.

Oh and on topic . . . badass trailer.
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2:03AM on 06/22/2010
That was not what I was expecting at all... Yet I'm totally down to see it. I was never really against it, but it definitely looks fun and I'm interested to see what Michel Gondry can pull off with a big budget Hollywood film.
That was not what I was expecting at all... Yet I'm totally down to see it. I was never really against it, but it definitely looks fun and I'm interested to see what Michel Gondry can pull off with a big budget Hollywood film.
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1:58AM on 06/22/2010
Not gonna lie, that trailer was a lot better than I thought it would be.
Not gonna lie, that trailer was a lot better than I thought it would be.
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1:57AM on 06/22/2010
After reading an infinite amount of negative information about this movie and how it is doomed, this trailer definitely sold me that this won't be the disaster some were predicting. Looks like a lot of fun to me. That car is tits!
After reading an infinite amount of negative information about this movie and how it is doomed, this trailer definitely sold me that this won't be the disaster some were predicting. Looks like a lot of fun to me. That car is tits!
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1:54AM on 06/22/2010

"I don't wanna touch you."

I had absolutely no interest in this but that trailer sold me...HARD!!! That dude playing Kato was funny and badass and Seth Rogen is a good change of pace from all the Downey Jr's and Christian Bale's out there. I can't for the life of me understand why it's coming out in January though. It feels like we should be getting this in like November or December. Also, I don't think the movie needs the 3D that Warner seems to be slapping on everything these days.
I had absolutely no interest in this but that trailer sold me...HARD!!! That dude playing Kato was funny and badass and Seth Rogen is a good change of pace from all the Downey Jr's and Christian Bale's out there. I can't for the life of me understand why it's coming out in January though. It feels like we should be getting this in like November or December. Also, I don't think the movie needs the 3D that Warner seems to be slapping on everything these days.
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1:49AM on 06/22/2010

Trailer here...

Here's the trailer for you guys to watch until Joblo posts it up:

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Here's the trailer for you guys to watch until Joblo posts it up:

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1:56AM on 06/22/2010
Thanks for the awesome link broseph!
Thanks for the awesome link broseph!
1:49AM on 06/22/2010

I have to admit.

This looks infinitely better than I thought it would be. I am actually looking forward to this now.
This looks infinitely better than I thought it would be. I am actually looking forward to this now.
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1:46AM on 06/22/2010

UGH!

Seth Rogen playing another "irresponsible idiot" character, yet fusing it to a classic hero. No thanks. I'll pass.

I'm getting whiffs of Jonah Hex all over again. Especially when Stephen Chow bolted from the project.
Seth Rogen playing another "irresponsible idiot" character, yet fusing it to a classic hero. No thanks. I'll pass.

I'm getting whiffs of Jonah Hex all over again. Especially when Stephen Chow bolted from the project.
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2:03AM on 06/22/2010
Motherfucker, shut the fuck up! No one cares for your asinine responses you bitter-ass pillow bitter! Go watch your copy of "Sex Drive" since that is the only type of comedy you understand panty reject!
Motherfucker, shut the fuck up! No one cares for your asinine responses you bitter-ass pillow bitter! Go watch your copy of "Sex Drive" since that is the only type of comedy you understand panty reject!
2:33AM on 06/22/2010
Whoa double07. what the hell? He expressed an opinion and you got to jump on him like that? Let the man speak
Whoa double07. what the hell? He expressed an opinion and you got to jump on him like that? Let the man speak
3:14AM on 06/22/2010
doubleodouchebag is an example of why so many bad, unfunny movies come out, and why so few good ones actually do. Lowest common denominator. That's what the studios are going after now.

Shitheads like doubleodouchebag who think Larry the Cable Guy is the epitome of cerebral humor. Too bad doubleodouchebag's mom couldn't get the wire hangar far enough up inside her to scoop him out before he became a burden on this world.
doubleodouchebag is an example of why so many bad, unfunny movies come out, and why so few good ones actually do. Lowest common denominator. That's what the studios are going after now.

Shitheads like doubleodouchebag who think Larry the Cable Guy is the epitome of cerebral humor. Too bad doubleodouchebag's mom couldn't get the wire hangar far enough up inside her to scoop him out before he became a burden on this world.
3:49AM on 06/22/2010
And assholes like both of you are the reason most members here don't even wanna post in the strikeback section anymore.

Seriously, does no one read the rules when the sign up here? For fucks sake...
And assholes like both of you are the reason most members here don't even wanna post in the strikeback section anymore.

Seriously, does no one read the rules when the sign up here? For fucks sake...
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