Green Lantern - Extended Cut [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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As far as superheroes go, Green Lantern may lack the clean, iconic lines of his more respectable DC counterparts Superman and Batman, but the very wonkiness of the premise (earthling joins elite force of space cops) lends itself to a pulpy, operatic, not-entirely-serious approach. (One of his teammates is a talking carrot, after all.) Capitalizing on a charming performance by Ryan Reynolds, the feature-film adaptation is a big, messy movie that, at its best, generates a feeling of aw-shucks wonder. Much like Thor, it isn't afraid to loosen up on the inner turmoil of its hero and go macro. Based on comic writer Geoff Johns's retrofitting of the title character, the story follows Hal Jordan (Reynolds), an impulsive test pilot whose encounter with a dying alien leaves him with an energy ring capable of weaponizing his imagination. While struggling to master his will-based powers, he must deal with threats both earthbound (a hilariously nebbishy Peter Saarsgard, who may be the first supervillain to rock a hoodie) and galactic. Martin Campbell, a director who specializes in more down-to-earth heroics (Casino Royale,The Mask of Zorro), brings a pleasing matter-of-fact baseline to the proceedings, an approach that makes the increasingly outlandish effects truly feel special when they occur. Green Lantern has its debits, certainly--the lack of a memorable theme, a second act that hems and haws before getting to the action, the standard origin story shoehorning in too many secondary plots--but its final scenes succeed on a Gigantor, cosmic level where most superhero movies fear to tread. The bigger it goes, the more goofily enjoyable it gets. --Andrew Wright
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The powers are given in the form of an Emerald coloured ring which, when he wears it, endow him with the ability to fly and give him superhuman strength. He slowly learns of these powers, which he goes on to use and to join fellow Green Lanterns from various planets in the Universe, and eventually to help save not only the Earth, but the rest of the civilizations in the Universe.
As with all comic to big screen transformations the restrictions to conforming to the comic books shackles any potential for a good movie. The graphics look hokey but better than not. They could have zipped him up in a green fuzzy suit.
The story is generic the god guys and bad buys are also generic. You could make book on the dialog. And the pattern is so obvious that they did not waste any time with twist or turn surprises. This was designed to be a pilot (no pun intended.)
The film passed time but would not thrill any comic fans or generic movie watchers.
The best thing about this movie are its visuals. Here, it's utterly electrifying and completely true to the original comic book vision. On this level it also benefits enormously from taking itself entirely seriously, a strength that unfortunately does not flow through into too many other aspects of the work.
The problems, you see, are in the writing.
It has been said that at the heart of all stories there is only one story: the hero's journey to find him or her self. That's what we get here. The trouble is, this hero's inner quest is utterly banal. The lessons learned are about as deep and interesting as those to be found in the latest disposable self-help paperback chock full of dime-store psychobabble. Or even, dare I say it, penny arcade psychobabble.
Incidentally, while we're on the subject of character, to be completely fair, even though the leading man and lady seem to have been chosen mainly on the basis of their looks, both do at least a credible job of standing up and reading their lines. Of course, we're still left with the problem that those lines suck, but yes, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively both put in a solid if unremarkable showing. The only really noteworthy performance is by Mark Strong as Sinestro. What's truly impressive here is that we do get to see the well-intentioned man that Sinestro starts out as, while just subtly hinting at the tragic flaws that will ultimately lead to his damnation.
Strong's work aside, the best performances in this film are by those who are merely lending their voices to various CGI creations.Read more ›
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I realize this movie is considered a bomb, but it has Blake Lively as a redhead. It's actually pretty good. I like it.Published 2 months ago by Biffto
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