Saturday, September 3, 2011

Movie Review: Green Lantern

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax...he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all. 

If you follow us on twitter, you may already know that me, Silvestro and Anonymous Minion F were off to watch Green Lantern some days back! Personally i have mixed feelings about the movie, so i will try not write a total negative review about it :p

IMPORTANT: I have no other connection with the GL history,comics or whatever except this movie. Don't know how accurate it is.

To point out the good things at start, Green Lantern is a quite enjoyable movie. Amazing special effects, nice contribution of the music, cool jokes and point view of how a guy like us would act as GL or friend of the GL and even the pure dialog at times ( how many time they said the word fear?), it was fun to watch!

Now now...when i see actors that i really like in movies i'm becoming really serious with their acting. And i love both Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Especially Ryan. Blake Lively was pretty much okay, but Reynolds got on my nerves. It was probably one of his worst movies on the aspect of acting. I felt like he either had the wrong expressions or he didn't catch the mood of most of the scenes. I think that this might happened because it's probably it his first movie with so much using of the green screen. But gosh, he can act so much better than that!

And second part is what the movie actually included. 3/4 of it was the romance between Hal and Carol! There were points that i got seriously bored! I was surprised on how they made it feel more important than the fact he became a GL. The last fight scene, was just so small. The action in general wasn't much. I would mind to see more of his training (which was barely 5mins) or a bigger battle with the big boss.

Now except those two negatives things i pointed out, i can't say i had problem with something. I do not believe it's a movie for cinema but it's definitely a movie for Blu-Ray cause of the special effects. It was good but it could have been a lot better!

P.S: You are in a situation where you need fire. And you have a ring that can make anything you want. Some scenes back you actually created real fire from the ring, or at least you can create a dragon to breath fire. But nooooo, you have to search for a gas tank in half destroyed city, throw it in the air, then create a machine gun and shoot at it to make an explosion. Really? I strongly believe the guy has no imagination or logic at all at times o.O


  1. to work the ring to it's full strength you need two things, imagination to not limit the ring's powers and willpower to supply the ring with power, he had neither...
    The only thing he could do was fight fear in order to keep his willpower at the same level always.
    I liked the movie, and I had no problem with the fighting and training scenes, I just wish Sinestro would wear the ring of fear, become corrupted with it's power and fight GL as the final battle :D

  2. I still want to see this movie, but that ring thing mentioned at the end will probably drive me nuts, lol.


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