The Green Lantern is a staple in the DC Comics Universe. If you’re not a fanboy, then The Green Lantern isn’t even on your radar. Case in point, the film’s star, Ryan Reynolds had to brush up on over 60 years of Green Lantern adventures. Like “Iron Man’s” Robert Downey Jr. once stated, “It’s time to get out your superhero Yah Yahs.”
Reynolds is the obvious choice to play Top Gun Style Aviator Pilot, Hal Jordan AKA. The Green Lantern. Cutting through clutter, I thought the movie was just, OK. I was looking for something original. I should have known better. To me, just about every scenario seemed played out like I’d already seen it somewhere before.
There was so much computer-generated imagery, it absolutely smothered the film. Question: Why is it, alien life forms so often speak with a British accent? Now that’s bizarre. Blake Lively plays Hal’s girl, Carol Ferris. We will most like see her transform into Star Sapphire in the sequel. Peter Sarsgaard, a solid actor, added a nice dimension as the bad guy, Hector Hammond. But it was so strange seeing Tim Robbins playing his father, Senator Hammond. Their respective ages are a mere 13 years apart. Robbins was too young to play his dad or Sarsgaard was too old to play his son. I was fighting with that casting decision the whole movie.
In North America alone, The Green Lantern is playing in 3,816 theaters. Oh, did I tell you, there’s a special on Green Lantern Movie Tickets!! You can save 3 to 4 bucks immediately by simply watching the movie in 2D. If you don’t tell the kids, they won’t even notice.
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