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Green Lantern (2011)

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

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  • Nov 27, 2011
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.
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November 29, 2011
Green. Good color. Color of grass. I hope this was better than Green Hornet.
November 29, 2011
Grass you say...i never thought of that...i like green lights when im driving! I have yet to see the Green Hornet, but you are implying it was bad, i may not want to see it :-)
November 29, 2011
It's terrible. Seth Rogan lacks the charisma, and the movie is about his character thinkng he's more badass than he actually is.
November 30, 2011
grrr yet another failure for Green lol
December 01, 2011
The Green Hornet was always played straight in the radio series (now on CD's) for forty plus years and as a TV series -- campy as it was, it was entertaining. Rogan made it a comedy and though that works for a part of the film, and the martial arts and music were pretty good, it's just not a well made film.
December 01, 2011
Yes, GL was much better than the Green Hornet!
December 02, 2011
Seth Rogan makes everything he is in into a comedy...sometimes not a very funny one eaither.
 
November 28, 2011
This was flying off the shelves at BBuy since it was a mere $ 7.99. I knew this would stay in inventory, since it really wasn't good.
November 28, 2011
I saw it on black friday and almost bought it though i hadnt seen it...now im glad i didnt, it was worth the rental but not much else.
 
November 28, 2011
I've been on the fence about checking this one out- it seems interesting and I don't mind looking at Ryan Reynolds in a tight green suit ;p But, it just hasn't grabbed me enough!
November 28, 2011
Reynolds in green lycra was most likely what made most women watch this, but that alone wasnt enough to carry the movie...for sure didnt "light me up" enough to want to see the sequel that the ending foretells of lol.
November 28, 2011
LOL I hope they're not stupid enough to do a sequel since this one didn't do too well by all accounts.
November 29, 2011
The ending looked like it was setting viewers up for a second one...with the whole yellow ring thing...
December 01, 2011
Green Lantern has a long history dating back to the 1940s and rebooted by DC Comics in the early 1960s, so to squeeze in all this info into one film for non-comic fans was tough. I thought they did a pretty good job of letting non-comic book fans in on the character without boring fans who know all this info already. I agree on the acting, but I really liked the effects and the activities that took place on Oa, the Green Lanterns' home world. As the police force of thousands of sectors of space, they really should have stuck with that. The yellow ring at the end was important as it shows a Green Lantern as Sinestro being tempted by a different force than what he originally was sworn to. In the comics Sinestro goes from loving the Green Lantern Corps to becoming its most bitter enemy. I can't wait to see how this plays out. Definitely worth a rental.
 
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review by . June 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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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 . June 17, 2011
Bursting onto the screen with a winning combination of action and dazzling effects DC Comics' "The Green Lantern" has arrived to the delight of comic fans the world over. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a talented but cocky test pilot who is haunted by the untimely passing of his father during a test flight when young Hal was a child.     Hal avoids commitment and leads his life as a brash individual who does things his way and answers to no one.   After …
review by . November 16, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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
posted in Movie Hype
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
posted in Movie Hype
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
posted in Movie Hype
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
posted in Movie Hype
   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
posted in Movie Hype
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. …
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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 peace within the universe.

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As far as superheroes go, Green Lantern may lack the clean, iconic lines of his more respectable DC counterparts Superman and Batman, but the very wonkiness of the premise (earthling joins elite force of space cops) lends itself to a pulpy, operatic, not-entirely-serious approach. (One of his teammates is a talking carrot, after all.) Capitalizing on a charming performance by Ryan Reynolds, the feature-film adaptation is a big, messy movie that, at its best, generates a feeling of aw-shucks wonder. Much likeThor, it isn't afraid to loosen up on the inner turmoil of its hero and go macro. Based on comic writer Geoff Johns's retrofitting of the title character, the story follows Hal Jordan (Reynolds), an impulsive test pilot whose encounter with a dying alien leaves him with an energy ring capable of weaponizing his imagination. While struggling to master his will-based powers, he must deal with threats both earthbound (a hilariously nebbishy Peter Saarsgard, who may be the first supervillain to rock a hoodie) and galactic. Martin ...
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Director: Martin Campbell
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Special Interest
Release Date: 17 June 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
Screen Writer: Greg Berlanti
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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