Seth Rogen gives the superhero genre a comic spin with this goofy action comedy based on a 1960s US TV series.

He co-wrote the script and stars as Britt Reid, the playboy heir to an LA publishing empire who decides to do something with his wastrel life and becomes a masked crime-fighter.

But he makes a useless superhero, so it’s lucky that his mechanic (Jay Chou’s Kato) is a dab hand at biffing villains was well as  knocking up an indestructible, weapon-laden limo in the garage.

Cameron Diaz is on the spot as Reid’s secretary, the unwitting brains behind the outfit, and Christoph Waltz plays the story’s insecure crime lord villain. This hit-and-miss comedy fantasy could and should have been a lot more fun, but it has its moments.