The Green Lantern (2011)


 green lantern“What do you mean? I’ve known you my whole life! I’ve seen you naked! You don’t think I would recognize you because I can’t see your cheekbones? What is this? Why is your skin green? Why are you glowing? What the hell is with that mask?” – Carol Ferris

Number of Times Seen – 2 (7 Sep 2011 and 22 Apr 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A hotshot test pilot named Hal Jordan is chosen to be part of an intergallactic police force known as The Green Lantern Corps.

My Take on it – This movie did not receive a warm welcome at all when it came out and I personally have a lot of trouble understanding why.

As a kid, Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern was one of my favorite superheroes and I read as many comics as I could get my hands on about him.

I had been anxiously awaiting a movie about GL for so many years, but the CGI technology just wasn’t good enough until now.

The special effects in this movie are done very well and I loved how they decided to make the GL uniforms more fluid and appear to be made of energy instead of cloth.

Ryan Reynolds looks very similar to a young Hal Jordan so I think the casting choice was definitely the correct one.  Having Jon Tenney play his father was also a good move since there is a resemblance between the two.

The one drawback I saw in this movie was that some of the dialogue was a bit cheesy, but never the less I found this movie to be quite enjoyable.

I know they left the ending open for a sequel and I hope it eventually does get made, but I doubt it based on how poorly this did in the theater 😦

Bottom Line – Very fun superhero movie. Reynolds is perfectly cast as Hal Jordan. very cool special effects make this one watchable for those who love origins stories of superheroes. slightly cheesy at certain points is forgivable in my eyes. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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21 thoughts on “The Green Lantern (2011)

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    • In what way did they screw up his powers, I thought they were pretty close to being right.
      It’s been over 20 years since Ive read the comics, so maybe I’m rusty. what did I get wrong Dan?
      Thanks for commenting

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  2. I think this came out the same year as Thor because I distinctly remember thinking I liked this better than Thor! I feel like people were kind of hard on this one. It’s definitely not the best superhero film, but I had fun with it! And I did think Ryan Reynolds was a good choice. Too bad the sequel seems to be a no-go. Here’s hoping the Justice League film will inspire a proper Green Lantern reboot!

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  3. I don’t quite like it as much as you did but then I did see this after dragonboat practice and it made me doze off here and there in the theatres (which I rarely do). Maybe I need to actually give this a second chance…. It did have its fun moments and yes, a whole lot of cheesy ones. I’m pretty much indifferent to it.

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