Sound Off: Warner Bros/DC's 'Green Lantern' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 17, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power… Green Lantern's light!" After being introduced over 70 years ago by DC Comics, Warner Bros has finally brought Green Lantern to the big screen in all its 3600 sectors of universe-spanning glory. So how is this adaptation? How does it compare to other superhero movies? How is Ryan Reynolds as Earth's new hero Hal Jordan? Was it worthy summer entertainment? If you've seen it, write a review below and tell us what your thoughts are on Green Lantern!
To fuel the fire, there's actually a lot about Green Lantern that I really enjoyed, mainly the mythology and anything involving Hal Jordan as a Green Lantern, that story and his struggle. The rest of the movie, however, is a bit messy. I didn't care for Blake Lively at all, I honestly hope they recast her in a sequel, and Hector Hammond's story was quite weak as well. The movie turned me into a Green Lantern fan and I loved the fights, the way he defeats Parallax (I mean, seriously, that was awesome!), how he used his constructs in creative ways, like the water at one point and the racetrack. It was entertaining to watch in a cartoony way, but the Earth-set story didn't have much substance at all. Interestingly, I felt the same about Marvel's Thor.
What did you think of Green Lantern? One of DC's best or worst movies? Good summer fun? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!