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Movie Review: Green Lantern

I should probably start this off with saying I have never read a Green Lantern Comic.  In fact till recently I keep getting the Green Hornet and the Green Lantern mixed up.  My only previous experiance with Hal Jordan was as a secondary character in a  Oliver Queen fanfic.

I enjoyed the movie.  I’ll give it a B.

Cutting this because, well, SPOILERS.

For the most part I enjoyed this movie.  Would probably watch it again.  It didn’t make me want to run out and get a comic, or even wiki it and find fanfic.

The Good Parts:

Ryan Reynolds.  I’m shallow enough to admit I find him attractive, and this movie feeds my flyboy addiction (John Sheppard, Tom Paris, Harmon Rabb).  I think he is also a pretty good actor.

The Romance

The idea that people who knew him well would be able to look at him, even with the facemask and be able to say “That’s Hal”.  For some reason I can suspend my disbelief about people flying due to superpowers, but not my idea that if someone they knew well was looking at them they wouldn’t notice because of a stupid mask.

Only Batman can get away with that people.  And thats only because he actually covers most of his face.

The Bad Parts

The CGI was really…..computerized.  I understand some was needed (obviously, sometimes make-up just doesn’t cut it) but some of it looked very video gamey, and less realistic then I have come to expect.

The Bad Guy.  My friend and I had the thought that he looked a little too much like Galatus from Fantastic Four.  (which of course was even more true when Ryan Reynalds flew up into him).  He even had a messenger.  The only difference appears to be that Pallex (sp?) has a face.   And some kind of objectivity other then “oooo…yummy world”.

I enjoyed the romance but I think it could have been toned down a bit.

I think there seems to be a piece missing in the middle.  He goes from being an outwardly snarky confident guy to being Mr.” I’m afraid, but I can admit  it and be a better person”  rather quickly.  I would have liked to have seen that develop more.

Did I miss a scene where he figured out something was up at the lab?  As far as I knew, Hal wasn’t aware of the lab.


A thirty-something Graphic Designer and writer who likes to blog about books, movies and History.

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