Green Lantern (2011)
For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has 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 the first human ever recruited.
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It's good... not amazing. The movie brings interesting visual effects and is very much a fun superhero movie adding popcorn and some coca-cola, the story is good and details very well on how the pilot becomes the hero. Reynolds gives it his all, however, the movie flops a little bit with it's villain. The villain is quite weak, but it doesn't show any negative points about the whole movie. The movie exceeds with the origins of Hal Jordan and how he becomes the Green Lantern, it fails with its villain, but the universe and the other Lanterners still pick up good performances to make this movie watchable.It's a good one now and then, however, there has to be a better villain if the hero would be to return onto the big screen once again! Still watchable, Reynolds is still "God's Perfect Idiot!"
I gave this movie a 10, because there are obvious dumb people who don't know about cinema and super heroes, and gave it bad critics for being ignorants, so, I straighten the balance a little bit with my ten, people who don't understand films, specially super heroe films, should be banned of qualifying films, this one was even better than any poor dark knight movie, WAY BETTER, like, a lot... it's totally unffair!
The movie starts with a CG background science fiction origins of Green Lantern. The power of the Green Lantern is given to those who do not know fear. Parallax is introduced as the evil force which is "fear." As a Green Lantern lays crashed he releases his Green Lantern ring (force) to someone who doesn't know the meaning of the word "fear." Clearly that is Hal Jordon (Ryan Reynolds) who thinks he is Tom Cruise in "Top Gun" as he defeats 2 High tech pilot-less air craft by using a maneuver from Ironman.The movie spends a lot of time building background and lays the foundation for a multiple sequels. This is mostly an introduction of the character.While the Green Lantern is flying around impressing his former gf, mad scientist and son of a senator, Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) has been experimenting by injecting himself with microbes, which happen to be alien, creating the super villain for our super hero. They spent a ton of money on special effects. The ring may never make a mistake, but the casting director did. They should have gone the extra expense to get some real box office stars. Ryan Reynolds didn't hack it.No sex, no nudity, and no F-bombs. Good for kids.
After watching wonder woman and reviewing the seasons of the dctv shows I found this film and decided maybe it was worth a second chance, but this film is bad to say the least. The premise of the film sees reckless pilot hal Jordan become a member of an intergalactic police keeping core. Ryan Reynolds plays hal Jordan in this film and he really does his best with what he is given. He is pretty charismatic and has a sense of charm about him that makes him pretty likable. However, I feel like he relies too heavily on the comedy and he doesn't have much character to him. Mark strong plays sinestro in this film and does a really good job as Jordan's mentor, he is the usual tough character that he is and I enjoyed his performance. But the rest of the characters are pretty weak, I felt like Blake lively as carol Ferris was a weak love interest and they didn't really have great chemistry together. Peter saarsgard is in this film and I just didn't like his performance, his character is over the top and there really isn't much development for him. I liked some of the other lanterns but they were really underutilized and I kind of wish they could have been involved in the whole film. Similar to Galactus in f4 rise of the silver surfer the villain parallax is completely ridiculous and the awful CGI makes it laughable. The story has a decent coming of age story as you see hal develop pretty well as a character throughout the film and I did like his character progression. However, this film tries to cram too much into it's story and it really feels jumbled at times and certain story arcs get ignored for sometimes the whole movie. The script has nothing special too it, the dialogue really doesn't help the characters as they come across as ridiculous throughout the film. The style of this film is notorious for its terrible CGI, the villain parallax, the green lantern costume and the lantern planet oa all look pretty terrible which carries over for the action scenes. Overall this is a pretty bad comic book film that really should be forgotten and hopefully the intended reboot is a lot better.