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A good little movie from the DC Universe but not a great one!
on December 15, 2012
Green Lantern First Flight is yet another in a very long line of animated mini-movies from both the DC and Marvel universes. This one centering on the origins of Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern.
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. each on other DC movies from Superman/Batman Public Enemies right through to Wonder Woman. They also throw in three full episodes centering on Green Lantern from the Justice League series, two episodes from the Justice League Unlimited series and even a parody episode from the Duck Dodgers comedy series.
Overall, a good movie but not a great one. I'd rate it at 3-1/2.