GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS follows Hal Jordan as he passes along some of the stories of the Green Lantern Corp to new recruit Arisia. The stories that are told during the movie are that of the First Lantern, Kilowag's story, the princess Laira and what she sacrificed for the Corp, a story about Bolphunga and Mogo, and another story about Abin Sur. These stories are tied together by the main plot of the movie: the Corps facing off against the destruction of Oa by the arrival of the antimatter villain Krona.
The animation in GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS is pretty good. The quality is above average and even though the separate stories were produced by different divisions, the stories fit together seamlessly.
I enjoyed GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS and found it highly entertaining. My only issue with it is that is rather short (less than 90 minutes). I think it would have been even more enjoyable if there were one or two more tales of the Emerald Knights told.
Overall, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS is an enjoyable DVD. It has appeal to fans of the Green Lantern Corp and Hal Jordan as well as serving as a great primer for those unfamiliar to the world of Green Lantern.
With the upcoming “Green Lantern” film that is to be released in theaters this month, it is to be expected that Warner would release an animated film to give fans and potential new fans something to keep them occupied until its nationwide release. “Green Lantern Emerald Knights” is an anthology of sorts that takes the spotlight away from Hal Jordan and instead gives some background to the “Green Lantern Corps” which was formed by the Guardians of the Universe. … more
Ah Green Lantern (or “GL” to those familiar with the Justice League’s incarnation of the beloved superhero); has there ever been so solid a character with so sketchy a mainstream persona? Rhetorical question, sure, but I dare go as far as to say this animated feature film may in fact be the definitive entry into the rich universe of the titular character and the Lantern Corps to which he belongs. Such a praiseful declaration may not seem like a big deal … more
A pretty good tale of the Green Lantern Corps and may provide some needed background to the upcoming live-action movie starring Ryan Reynolds. It puts the Hal Jordan character out of the spotlight and makes the corp the main premise; its history, the stories, the encounters and the meaning of becoming a Green Lantern. A little shaky but it manages to find its footing quickly. Yes, it is an anthology so expect some stories better written than others, but Montgomery capitalizes … more
With stories by acclaimed writers including Geoff Johns, Alan Burnett and Dave Gibbons, this DC Universe Animated Original Movie explores the rich mythology of the Green Lantern universe through six interlocking chapters. While awaiting a battle with Krona, an ancient enemy of the Guardians of the Universe, Earth’s Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Sinestro and other members of the Green Lantern Corps recount their greatest adventures to new recruit Arisia – everything from tales of the first Lantern to the ominous events that led to the Corps’ Blackest Night! The power-packed voice cast includes Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins and Arnold Vosloo.