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Green Lantern: First Flight [Blu-ray]
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Green Lantern: First Flight (Blu-Ray)
Green Lantern Animated Movie (runtime 75 min) includes commentary Sneak Peek of the next upcoming DC Universe title Featurettes of Superman Doomsday, Justice League New Frontier, Batman Gotham Knight & Wonder Woman Trailers
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One thing that prospective buyers should beware is that the digital copy is Windows Media format only. It will not work on iPods or iTunes. I bought the DVD (at a brick and mortar store) and I did read the fine print before buying it. However, I'm sure some iTunes/iPod users may balk at the idea of paying extra for the special edition, which contains an essentially useless (to iPod/iTunes users) digital copy. It seems especially silly since the iTunes ecosystem is much larger than the Windows Media ecosystem.
The special features are also compelling. There's a two-part episode of the Justice League, some documentaries, a first look at the Superman-Batman animated movie, and more.
The plot is simple. Hal Jordan, a cocky test pilot gets picked by a dying Green Lantern to take his place; begins his training with the Green Lantern Corps, faces distrust and eventually betrayal and ultimately saves the day. In other words; it's your typical origin storyline.
Now it's not my favourite of these animated movies out there. Frankly I find the plot in the Green Lantern tv series more compelling and the Superman/Batman Apocalypse and Wonder Woman movies have much better and more moving storylines. But it is a reasonably solid piece of work; has a good if not outstanding dub and does have it's moments.
As for this blu ray itself, it's your typical 1080P, l.78:1 widescreen presentation and comes with either a Dolby True HD 5.1 or a Dolby Digital 5.1 sound track. On this particular edition, there are no other audio options. It's also a BD only edition, no Combo Pak here and came without a slip cover so it doesn't quite match with my other DC BD movies. So once again, satisfactory but could have been better.
However, like all of these small animated movies from either DC or Marvel; the Bluray does come loaded with a huge rash of extras! Among them being an 8 min. documentary on the revival of the Green Lantern franchise, a 22 min. documentary on the rings as possible mythological talismans, two 4 min. shorts on the origins of both Sinestro and the Guardians and most interesting of all, a 10 min. documentary on the Blackest Night DC comic franchise!
In addition, there are four extended documentaries of approximately 10 min.Read more ›
Ace pilot Hal Jordan (Christopher Meloni) is in a flight simulator when he's suddenly dragged deep into the desert, where a dying alien gives him a green ring and the title of "Green Lantern." That evening, the Green Lantern Corps arrives to take Hal off to the planet of Oa, where he finds that the ancient Guardians -- and several of the Lanterns -- are not happy about a human joining their ranks.
And with the guidance of Sinestro (Victor Garber), Hal discovers more about the Green Lantern powers -- it turns out that their only vulnerability is the "yellow element." He also learns that his predecessor, Abin Sur, was killed by galactic warlord Kanjar Ro (Kurtwood Smith), who has also stolen the yellow element. When Kanjar Ro is found dead, Hal is the main suspect -- but he begins to suspect that Sinestro is up to something sinestrer!
I wish the live-action Green Lantern movie had been more like this one. It's a fast-paced, straightforward introduction to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, without much clutter or filler. I have no idea how faithful it is to any of the Green Lantern comics, but even non-comic-book-fans should be able to understand what the heck is going on.
So we get a lot of colorful alien worlds, expansive space stations and strange looking creatures, climaxing in a giant floating yellow battery blasting through Oa.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Movie is great! Shipping was horrible but everything was solved in a decent time.Published 2 months ago by Sasha Trowbridge
Decent origin story of Hal and his first interaction with Sinestro. Also origin of the Yellow power battery and the Sinestro Corps. I'm big GL fan and this movie is good. Read morePublished 19 months ago by James Berlin
The title I gave this review - "A run of the mill origin story" - pretty much sums up my take.
Our tale begins with an alien green lantern crash-landing on Earth. Read more
4.5 out of 5
Pilot Hal Jordan goes for the ride of his life when his test pod is mysteriously transported from the safety of an airforce hanger to a rocky desert only to... Read more
I enjoyed this animated feature. The plot and story moved along well but overall I was not blown away. I never really felt anything for Hal. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2009 by vhoorin
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