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Green Lantern (2011 movie)

17 Ratings: 1.8
A 2011 film, loosely based on the comic book of the same name, directed by Martin Campbell and starring Ryan Reynolds.

   Directed by Martin Campbell. With Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard. A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping … see full wiki

Director: Martin Campbell
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Special Interest
Release Date: 17 June 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
17 reviews about Green Lantern (2011 movie)
review by . June 19, 2011
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The Emerald Warrior In His First Full-Length Feature Film....is a Bit of A Poozer* !!
With all the follow-up successes (if mixed) Marvel had achieved with their comic book adaptations, of course DC would do well to try and follow up with the groundbreaking success of “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight”. With the rather mediocre film but mixed success that is “Superman Returns”, DC is looking for the next big thing. “Green Lantern” is somewhat of an oddball choice to try to begin a new franchise, but I am rather both happy and at …
review by . November 16, 2011
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From all the harsh reviews and knowing that it starred someone who is principly a comedian (having remembered how brutal The Green Hornet was), I was reluctant to spend any "quality" time watching this. Well it became available at the library so I took it out and with nothing on tv but Dancing With the Stars, I decided to pop it in the DVD player. It actually held my interest throughout. Furthermore, Reynolds played the role in a fairly "straight" manner.    It starts out with …
review by . November 08, 2011
Emeralds Aren't A Fanboy's Best Friend But....
I've always enjoyed watching DC Comics' stable of heroes in cartoons and films more than actually reading about them in comics.  To me, DC's heroes were, for the most part, more "super" than Marvel's crop of characters.  They always seemed to be a bit more fantastical and otherworldly.  Sure, Marvel has plenty of heroes who acquired there powers from things like radioactive spiders and the force cosmic, but they always came across as more …
review by . June 25, 2011
The Lantern Ring clearly didn't edit this movie.
I'm approaching this movie much the way I did with the Sherlock Holmes movie from a little back.  I have only a slight grasp on the character and the source material, so as long as the movie is entertaining and makes sense then I the regular ticket buyer shouldn't be annoyed by the touches that the comic fans will no doubt be looking for.  I'm not going to get bummed out say if, Green Lantern's costume doesn't look right or if he drives a Mustang instead of a Charger …
review by . November 07, 2011
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I was prepared to love this movie. It had everything I would enjoy in a comic book super hero movie including the good looking hero, outstanding special effects. So what happened? I did like it, but did not love it. It definately needed some editing. It took forever for the story to take off. I know they had to explain all the back story, but it was so slow moving in the beginning. Coming from director Martin Campbell I was surprised. He usually starts off running and leaves you breathless. I would …
review by . June 18, 2011
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Green Lanterns Light Shines
Ive never been a fan of DC Comics, Ive always been a Marvel fanboy. Although fictional Marvels superheroes just seem more realistic to me..........more believe able. That and some of the harsh reviews I read about this movie made me go into the theater with very low expectations.        Enter Hal Jordan an unorthodox US Military fighter pilot. After his reckless behavior causes him to crash an F-35 he is chosen by the ring of Abin Sur to replace him as guardian …
review by . June 27, 2011
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Green Lantern is a very flawed movie-going experience. It’s by no means a “good” movie, but it doesn’t fall into the ranks of the “superhero movie gone wrong” league of the horrifyingly awful “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” or “Daredevil”, or even the “close but no cigar” category like “Batman Forever” or “The Spirit”. Instead, in a much more tragic fashion, Martin Campbell’s Green …
review by . June 18, 2011
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   I discovered comic books back in the mid 1980s. We lived near a convenience store that stocked a fairly large number of them. I remember well going down there, getting a strawberry ice cream cone, playing some Super Mario Bros and buying comics. Being an imaginative child, and a fan of science fictiony stuff, I very quickly gravitated to Green Lantern. And why not? Here was a set of stories that often took place in space, featured aliens by the gross and had a ring that could be used …
review by . June 18, 2011
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Star Rating:         Green Lantern does not seem to know who it was made for. There are expository sections of story so densely packed with detail that they will (1) confuse and alienate those who are not intimately familiar with the original comic book, and (2) bore those who are. Most of the characters are badly developed while the rest are introduced and then immediately dropped. Specific events are either explained at too great a length or not explained enough. …
review by . June 17, 2011
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'Green Lantern' 'Two Jews On Film' Agree-This Comic Book Super Hero Falls To The Ground (Video)
      Okay, so this is how the story goes...In a universe far, far away (where else would it be) an elite, powerful force has existed for centuries.  Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps.        Helpful fact to know, for those of you unfamiliar with the DC comic...Green is the color of will.  Yellow is the color of fear.  So...green is good...yellow, bad...very very bad.   …
Quick Tip by . November 27, 2011
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This movie had me so confused at the end. There are seemingly important parts that are passed over with minimal explainations to make way for more in depth development of parts that i thought where not as important in the telling of the story as a whole. The editing was not the greatest, the film jumps around alot, adding to the confusion. But on a good note the special effects were pretty cool looking..and im rather a fan of the color green.
review by . June 25, 2011
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12A - 105mins - Action/Crime/Sci-Fi - 17th June 2011    First off, I have to say my knowledge of the Green Lantern extends as far as knowing that somewhere along the line a ring, a lantern, lots of green and a rhyme are involved and that's about it. Before the film I didn't even know our hero's name so in that respect I know not if this did the comic justice and stuck closely to the ideas and themes or it varied wildly. On the plus side this means I get to learn about a whole …
Quick Tip by . November 04, 2011
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"In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, I wish this movie had escaped my sight....let those who worship Reynold's might, beware the critics...Blake Lively's Light!!"            Sorry I just wanted to kid around. The movie was better than "Batman and Robin"   See full review here.      P.S. Blake Lively is hot as Carol Ferris LOL!
review by . July 06, 2011
I never really liked Green Lantern much as a kid.  A guy dressed in green with a ring? Please - give me Batman any day.      So when the movie came out this year, I wasn't sure what to make of it.  I know some of the history of the Green Lantern Corps (most tangentially, through other DC superheroes), and the movie looked like it could be fun.      And indeed, it was.      There's a lot of backstory setup at the beginning …
review by . June 18, 2011
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I discovered comic books back in the mid 1980s. We lived near a convenience store that stocked a fairly large number of them. I remember well going down there, getting a strawberry ice cream cone, playing some Super Mario Bros and buying comics.    Being an imaginative child, and a fan of science fictiony stuff, I very quickly gravitated to Green Lantern. And why not? Here was a set of stories that often took place in space, featured aliens by the gross and had a ring that could …
Quick Tip by . January 01, 2011
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I have high hopes for this one, but considering the watered down versions of comic books, I am expecting a less than stellar film. But as long as it pays tribute to Jordan (I fear they may portray him as a one-line delivery character). I hope Reynolds does a better job than I expect.      Update: The verdict is in, read full review here. Movie is a poozer LOL!
Quick Tip by . December 31, 2010
The trailer for this one looks awesome! Definately draws on the comic book. Looks very much like the Green Lantern from the 1960's. Could be the biggest movie of the summer.
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