“Cool Wins Every Time!”: Seth Rogen Recalls Wild Argument With Green Hornet Producer

Seth Rogen recently shared a crazy conversation he had with The Green Hornet producer Neil Moritz during the filming of the 2011 action-comedy remake. Despite its famous cast and the beloved director at its helm, The Green Hornet was widely loathed. Speaking on Earwolf’s How Did This Get Made? Podcast, Rogen reveals a surprising argument Moritz made as to why something should remain in the film:

‘Listen, there’s logic and there’s cool and cool wins every time!’

Rogen’s recounting of the Moritz arguments brings out a couple of notable elements of The Green Hornet’s indisputable failure. For one, Moritz’s forgoing of logic in favor of what he perceives as “cool” explains The Green Hornet’s inability to follow believable plotting and characters. Secondly, this story is a great reminder of how successful some of those behind The Green Hornet were and are despite the failure of this film. By 2011, director Michel Gondry had already made his magnum opus with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in 2004, which remains one of the most celebrated independent films today. Prior to The Green Hornet, Rogen’s movies had proven his comedic talents with his roles in Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Superbad, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. And Moritz has been no exception, for he has continued to produce major films including this year’s Fast X.

Moritz’s attempt to be cool may have flopped hard with The Green Hornet, but somehow, Rogen and Moritz have maintained their working relationship. As Rogen states, the two have collaborated on a number of projects including the successful anti-hero show The Boys. Both creators will never escape mockery from The Green Hornet, but at least they have rebounded from the fated days of Britt Reid’s big screen break.

Source: Screen Rant

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