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Green Lantern (2011) Movie Reviews

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11/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Green Lantern" by Yojimbo

A dying member of an intergalactic peace keeping force crash lands on Earth and bestows his power upon an irresponsible fighter jock. The Green Lantern is a long running DC comics character whom I have always considered (even since childhood) to be rather lame. He's basically like a cross between Superman and The Mask in that he has a magic ring that can conjure up anything he can imagine using the green power of will. Like I said, lame. This ludicrously clumsy metaphor is continued by the villain who controls "the yellow light of fear" and looks like a foggy version of an alien in Mars Attacks! Add the fact that the intergalactic force are just a bunch of CGI cartoon characters and the whole thing looks very childish and silly. The day-glo visuals certainly don't help on this score eithe...

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04/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Great visuals!

In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, Beware my power… Green Lantern's light!

The effects are pretty good and our main guy is likable and looks awesome in green skin tight suit. Hal Jordan is a fearless pilot working for Ferris Industries, whose antics during a simulation costs him his job and puts a strain on his relationship with Carol Ferris. (Blake Lively) He is chosen as the new Green Lantern when the dying Abin Sur sends out the ring to find a successor. Whilst Hal is struggling to identify what it means to be a part of the green lantern corps which is basically some sort of cops who guard the universe, and what it is to be without fear, Hector Hammond (Peter Saarsgaard) is called in to examine the Dead Alien from ...

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2.5/4 

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07/25/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Green Lantern review

I have been a Batman fan as long as I can remember. This prompted me to be a DC fan. I discovered Green Lantern last year by purchasing the graphic novels. Hal Jordan is a cocky, confident, fearless character who is in love with a girl, tries to save an alien and was chosen by the ring to defend sector 2814 (Earth). The art was amazing, the story was compelling, the creatures/aliens were fascinating and the power of the ring/lantern was engaging. After seeing the movie I quite can easily comprehend the story. For those new to the DC hero, it’s confusing and rushed at times. The cast was average, the story and script could have been improved. Before the film was released, there were several negative feedbacks already, which baffled me. Why rate a film when it’s not even released? ...

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2.5/4 

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07/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Just a Spoof

I love Superhero movies just as much as the next person, even if the plot is the same for a lot of them. But seriously..Green Lantern is the worst. Ryan Reynolds is a good actor, but only for the stuck up jocks who gets laid all the time. Not a superhero. The script was funny, but it seemed like more of a spoof on superheros than it did an actual superhero movie.
And I mean, who else is kinda annoyed with the whole 'I'm buff, look at me, I have super powers too!' thing? And these movies are getting kinda stereotypical, don't you think? Where's the black superhero? I remember watching 'The Justice League' and Green Lantern was black in that show. I can think so many better actors for this role than Ryan Reynolds. And then the whole kissing scene at the end? That was sloppy and didn't eve...

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06/27/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Green Lantern Burns Out Quick

People are always saying how much either a movie is like a video game but in the case of the Green Lantern, it's actually a truth. The whole opening scene, which is CGI, reminded me of a very impressive cut scene in a video game. Unfortunately Green Lantern is a feature-length film, not a video game, and when I get that feeling in the first few minutes, it diminishes my hope.

Green Lantern is not exactly a top-tier super hero to begin with, but this film can't be doing him any justice. For one, while Ryan Reynolds does an admirable job of balancing between insecure fighter pilot and green galactic cop, he's saddled with a rather limp story. I mean, when your main bad guy is... fear... it just doesn't get very exciting.

The cast is pretty much wasted - Blake Lively is kept around as ...

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2/4 

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