CinemaCon Video Blog: 'Green Lantern' & 'Deathly Hallows' Footage
by Alex Billington
April 1, 2011
We kicked off CinemaCon earlier this week with a look at Paramount's line-up, now we end CinemaCon with a look at Warner Bros' summer line-up. Yesterday, WB hosted their "Big Picture 2011" event in Vegas. We saw a lot of footage from many movies, but the two I want to focus on are Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the epic conclusion to the beloved franchise. We saw about 10 minutes from Green Lantern and about 4 minutes from Deathly Hallows, which impressed pretty much everyone, so Peter, Frosty and I recorded another video blog after with our thoughts.
For those wondering why I'm not going into detail regarding the footage and what we saw, not only is it very hard to remember and write down every last scene they showed (especially for Harry Potter since it was a non-stop montage of select footage), I just don't like spoiling the scenes that way. However, I did personally provide Comic Book Movie with a basic rundown of the four Green Lantern scenes, which included Abin-Sur being attacked, then giving the ring to Hal Jordan, and a few scenes after on Oa, including Sinestro addressing the entire GL Corps. Here's our new CinemaCon video blog on the footage from both movies. The video includes Peter from SlashFilm and Frosty from Collider, so check it out. It's also spoiler free!
As you can clearly tell, we all were considerably impressed by the footage we saw, and we're all very very excited to see both Green Lantern and Deathly Hallows later this summer (damn is it going to be a kick ass summer). Green Lantern has a lot of ground to recover considering the extremely negative reaction to the first trailer, but I think once they start showing this footage, fans will be convinced again. The suit was one of the parts that really did look so much better finished and I can't wait until everyone gets a closer look at it. Despite the criticism of the first trailer, I actually think Green Lantern might be quite good. We'll let you know when they release the second trailer. Green Lantern hits theaters in 3D on June 17th this summer.
As for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, it goes without saying that I'm already at the losing-my-mind level of excited for this, mostly because we've already experienced half of Deathly Hallows, and the conclusion this summer has been more than 10 years in the making. Not even Lord of the Rings or The Matrix series ran that long before we watched got to see those conclude, but this one has been building for a long time, and holy crap does it look like this is going to be the unbelievably epic conclusion that every single Harry Potter fan is waiting impatiently to see. Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits theaters this July 15th.