Saturday, October 19, 2013

Green Lantern (2011 Film) Review

 Outside of Batman and Superman, my favorite lesser-known superhero of the Justice League had always been the Green Lantern. However back in 2011 I didn't pay much attention to the Green Lantern film when it arrived in theaters. I later heard it wasn't that great, but I thought I would eventually give it a try.
 The film starts out with Hal Jordan, who is a talented pilot. Though his reckless actions while flying cause his career to hit a low-point. Though out of the blue he is almost magically transported to the spot of a alien spacecraft. In it he meets the dying alien Abin Sur, who informs Jordan that his ring "chose" him. 
 He finds out that the ring makes him a member of the Green Lantern Corps, which protect the universe from evil. The ring gives him super-powers only limited by his will-power and imagination. However he joins the Green Lanterns in a time of crisis. A mighty villain called Parallax is causing havoc in the universe, and can defeat many Green Lanterns with ease. Unfortunately for Hal Jordan, Parallax is headed straight for Earth.  
Overall Green Lantern was a much better film than I expected. Ryan Reynolds didn't play a perfect Hal Jordan but I wouldn't mind seeing him in a future film about the Justice League. I also thought Blake Lively did a great job at Hal Jordan's love interest Carol Ferris. Though the film is far from perfect , and my biggest complaint is that Parallax is a rather lame super-villain. It's a decent movie, but I think if the sequel (if they make one) features Sinestro as the main villain it could be a lot better. 


Old Kitty said...

I must have past this film by! RR looks the part though doesn't he? Bet there'll be trilogy!

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Unknown said...

I saw this movie and really liked it. I love superhero movies!
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Pat Hatt said...

I passed this one by, may watch it one day

Anita said...

lovely blog :)

Al Penwasser said...

I heard this movie sucked but I heard Green Hornet sucked, too.
Maybe it has to do with the color green?

Cloudia said...

good review, A

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Anonymous said...

Good review. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't all that good either. Just a bit of a waste of a good superhero.

DEZMOND said...

adored both Ryan adn Blake in their roles and all the green in the film was like heaven for me :)

Caro * said...

Nice review. I have never seen it but it must be recreative ! :)

Teddi said...

i just couldn't watch it. i don't know why i don't like ryan reynolds. i guess he just seems so dorky.