Excerpt: Live action super hero films have come a long way in the decades in terms of special effects. Green Lantern is a good example of this. The various creatures, and Green Lantern special effects look real. This sci-fi fantasy world seems plausible. I picked up the Blu-ray, DVD plus Digital Copy of Green Lantern Extended Cut before Christmas 2011. I am finally getting around to reviewing this movie. Ryan Reynolds does a pretty good job of representing Hal Jordan.
Excerpt: 2011 might just as well be known as the year of the superhero movie. This year alone we’ve been inundated with so many, it’s hard to keep count. Here are just a few of the films: “Green Hornet”, “Captain America”, “Thor”, “X-Men: First Class” and I guess you could even throw in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” in there as well. Let it never be said that we don’t have our choices when it comes to our superheroes.
Excerpt: The Green Lantern’s world is comprised of over 3,000 sectors, Earth crammed in there somewhere. That’s a wide berth for comic mythos, more so for the now traditional origin story. Hollywood doesn’t want to spend time building, just acting and amazing, but that’s not what Green Lantern needs. This isn’t a story created around a single individual, although this four-way screenplay wants the audience to believe so.
Conclusion: While nowhere near as bad as something like ' The Green Hornet ,' Martin Campbell's 'Green Lantern' is still pretty bad and fairly disappointing in the story department. As usual, Ryan Reynolds turns up the charm and makes an otherwise floundering, second-rate character into something watchable and somewhat entertaining. But the rest of the movie, outside of Campbell's directing skills and the action sequences, is sadly lacking for a middle-of-the-road superhero flick.
Conclusion: Here’s my best sales pitch. Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! Don’t even think about it, just click on my pre-order link below. Please?! I really don’t have any more ammo than that to persuade you to buy this day one. My best bet is that this one will be below the ten-dollar mark quicker than I really care to think about. There’s a good movie lost in here somewhere. The fans of this feature are the ones that can find it. I have no doubt about it.