The Green Hornet (2011) is a stoner buddy comedy with marijuana being replaced by an adrenaline rush of danger. The good-hearted slacker disappoints his father and will never make good until he grows up. He pursues his own path with his buddy who begins to share in his habit and they both begin to concot ideas for a super bong and a better high (I mean super car and more dangerous adventures). Later in the film, the main character is turned into a walking fart joke who spouts homosexual double entendres without batting an eye.
But what is Gondry saying about this structure? The so-called hero does more harm than good (destruction of police cars for no real reason and people are killed for wearing the color green —the color for his adventures/drug of choice), and the climax of the film has no moral consistency (no fatal violence, on second thought, kill ‘em all). All in all, the film is a mess, but there is a very good use of split screen, as most comic book and super hero movies have to simulate the paneled nature of their source material.