For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Animated Comic Book/Strip Movies, here’s a review of Green Lantern: First Flight (2009) by Me
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Next month’s genre has been chosen by Getter of Mettel Ray and we will be reviewing our favorite LGBTQ+ Movies.
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Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
Number of Times Seen – Twice (3 May 2016 and 26 Feb 2020)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – After receiving the ring of the Green lantern Corps, Hal Jordan must travel to OA and try to find a traitor among the members of the Corps.
My Take on it – I have always been a big fan of Green Lantern and Hal Jordan has always been my favorite.
This movie is a re-imagining of his first assignment after being recruited to the GLC and they do a great job making it more realistic and tangible.
WE get a crash course in how the justice system works in the Corps and how they keep the peace across the universe.
It was great seeing some of the most prolific characters from the series show up like Sinestro and Kilowag while also letting us see some of the lesser know ones too.
The story is played out really well and they give us a very clever mystery that they need t try and solve.
Things slowly unravel as the story moves along and that woks quite well here.
The voice cast is also great and I loved the casting of Victor Garber as Sinestro Chris Meloni as Jordan and Michael Madsen as Kilowag.
The action is wall to wall and I love how they show us how powerful the GL Power Ring can truly be.
As someone familiar with Hal Jordan’s history and with the canon, certain aspects were a bit too predictable yet still worked well despite the lack of surprises as to where things were leading.
The characters are shown to be able to work a a very strong and cohesive team while trying to work together in order t solve their common mystery and that shows a whole new perspective of the Green Lantern Corps for everyone to savor.
Bottom Line – Great update of the origin story of Hal Jordan and how he became a member of the Green Lantern Corps. They also allow us to see his first mission and learn even more about how their system of justice works. Loved seeing some of the more prolific characters from the series like Sinestro and Kilowag, but also to see some of the lesser known characters in action. The film is filled with a great mystery that slowly unravels as things move along. It’s action packed and is able to show how amazing a superpower the Power ring can be if used properly. Knowing canon isn’t necessarily helpful here because of the way that things follow that path and don’t find ways to surprise us. They are able to make these characters feel like a very strong team as they try to work together in solving this mystery that might cause irreparable harm to the Universe itself. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Abin Sur’s appearance is modified to make him look more alien, with various horn-like appendages attached to his face and only four digits on each hand. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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