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Review: Green Lantern

Jun. 17, 2011by: Chris Bumbray

[Ed. note: Here's a second opinion on GREEN LANTERN. Read JimmyO's original review here.]

PLOT: Hotshot pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is recruited into the Green Lantern corp; an intergalactic squadron of heroes tasked with battling evil wherever it may strike. Meanwhile, a powerful being called Parallax (voiced by Clancy Brown), makes his way to earth, infecting scientist Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard); who's transformed into a hideous force of pure evil, with designs on Jordan's love interest, Carol Ferris (Blake Lively).

REVIEW: I'm going to preface this review by admitting that, other than a quick Wikipedia search before the film, I know absolutely nothing about the GREEN LANTERN as a comic book character. However, I also knew nothing about THOR, or IRON MAN before seeing those films, but that didn't stop me from enjoying both immensely. Sadly, that's not the case here.


I wanted to like GREEN LANTERN, as I'm a major fan of director Martin Campbell, who's helped resuscitate my beloved James Bond franchise twice; with GOLDENEYE in 1995, and the great CASINO ROYALE in 2006. He's also directed several terrific action films, including THE MASK OF ZORRO, the underrated NO ESCAPE (a really fun B-action flick), and the silly, but fun VERTICAL LIMIT. That said, after watching GREEN LANTERN, I think he might have been a disastrous choice here, as a director in the mold of Christopher Nolan or Bryan Singer, with a strong take on the mythology of the GREEN LANTERN universe, is sorely lacking. A journeyman director was NOT what this franchise needed. That said, Campbell should not shoulder all the blame.

GREEN LANTERN is a textbook example of what happens when a bunch of talented people get together, with the best intentions, to create a massively budgeted tentpole film, without going through the bother of putting together a half-way decent script. This is movie-making by committee, and it boggles the mind that no less than three writers (all of whom have some solid credits to their CV's) were not able to come up with something better than a script that feels like a left-over from one of Menahem Golan's 21st Century Films superhero productions from the nineties (CAPTAIN AMERICA and the still unreleased '94 version of FANTASTIC FOUR).


I suppose the powers that be at DC and Warners assumed that top-notch cast, and some downright incredible CGI work would be able to cover the script's shortcomings, but that's not the case. One almost feels bad for Ryan Reynolds, who's clearly doing his best to inject some life into the film, but is badly handicapped by a script that forces him to replay the same clichéd character beats over and over again. Hal Jordan, as portrayed in the movie, is basically a superhero knockoff of Maverick from TOP GUN, with his brash, risk-taking personality trying to cover for his issues surrounding his father's accidental death (complete with a cringe inducing flashback that got giggles out of the audience I saw this with). There's probably a dozen scenes here where a character lectures Jordan on being irresponsible, or admonishes him for always running away from things. Blake Lively has at least four of these scenes.

As for Lively, she's absolutely, drop-dead gorgeous, but her performance is tepid at best. In THE TOWN, she proved that she's much more than just a pretty face, but she has nothing to work in GL. As a result, she's extremely two-dimensional, and doesn't bring any of the spunk Natalie Portman brought to THOR, or Gwyneth Paltrow brought to IRON MAN. As for the villain, it's always troublesome when the big bad is a CGI character, and Parallax never seems like too much of a threat, being that he's little more than a special effect. As his earth-bound counterpart, Peter Sarsgaard, usually an incredible actor, is just buried under goofy prosthetics, and despite a subplot involving his competitiveness with Hal, isn't developed enough to be a threat.

The only one who really impresses is Mark Strong as Sinestro (a GL-fanboy buddy says Strong nailed it), but he's given so little screen-time, that it seems the only reason he's here is to tee-up future films. Nevertheless, he's great in his handful of scenes. I also enjoyed the opening action sequence with Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur, although, if he's a GREEN LANTERN, why is he flying around in a spaceship?

Probably the biggest problem with GREEN LANTERN, other than the script, is the overall flow of the film. Editorially, GREEN LANTERN is a mess. It runs a relatively short 105 minutes, and I wouldn't be surprised to learn it originally ran a lot longer, as it reeks of something that's been cut to the bone in the editing room. We jump back and forth from one universe to the next, with awkward transitions, and important events seem to happen off screen. Still, even at it's current length, GREEN LANTERN drags.


That said, GREEN LANTERN, while a total mess, has a few things going for it. The one area GREEN LANTERN is a total success is in the eye-candy department. The CGI, which worried a lot of fans in the early trailers, looks great, although I still find Reynolds looks a little off when wearing the CGI mask. However, the GREEN LANTERN suit actually looks pretty cool, and it should also be said, this is one movie where the 3D is actually very good (and properly color corrected- meaning no eyestrain). I also really liked the score by James Newton Howard, which makes the action seem a lot more exciting than it actually is at times.

If DC is going to really compete with Marvel at the multiplex, they're going to have to do a lot better than the films they've put out recently, which included the awful JONAH HEX, and the mildly entertaining THE LOSERS. Marvel's strength seems to be that they really have a handle on how to transfer their comic book universe to the big screen. That approach works for Marvel, but maybe DC needs to go another way. Look at what an auteur like Christopher Nolan did with Batman. Maybe instead of trying to imitate Marvel, they can go the Nolan route, and make their films more daring and unique. At the very least, they need them to have something more to offer than just eye candy. I really have no idea how hardcore GREEN LANTERN fans are going to react to this. They may love it, so if you happen to be a fan, take my review with a grain of salt, as I'm writing from the perspective of an average moviegoer. However, if you're like me and you don't know a Tomar-Re from an Abin-Sur, you might be better off waiting for CAPTAIN AMERICA.

Source: JoBlo.com

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3:05PM on 06/24/2011

2 and 1/2 stars

Just saw this. Not quite the disaster it's been made out to be but, far from the best of the current superhero flicks. Did anybody else find the giant floating feces cloud rather unthreatening as a villain?
Just saw this. Not quite the disaster it's been made out to be but, far from the best of the current superhero flicks. Did anybody else find the giant floating feces cloud rather unthreatening as a villain?
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2:21PM on 06/20/2011

Strongly Have to Disagree

Knowing nothing about the Comics, I may not be as qualified as others to say how well it stood to the original story. That said, I thought this movie was one hell of a time at the theater. Reynolds gives a great performance, the cgi is astounding, Parallax is one of the coolest villains I think I've ever seen in a superhero movie, and the whole flick is lined with metaphors. Definitely has something very Meta about it
Knowing nothing about the Comics, I may not be as qualified as others to say how well it stood to the original story. That said, I thought this movie was one hell of a time at the theater. Reynolds gives a great performance, the cgi is astounding, Parallax is one of the coolest villains I think I've ever seen in a superhero movie, and the whole flick is lined with metaphors. Definitely has something very Meta about it
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3:33PM on 06/18/2011
everything NON earth based in the movie was GREAT and if that feel was throughout the movie i would have LOVED it, but everything else was GARBAGE
everything NON earth based in the movie was GREAT and if that feel was throughout the movie i would have LOVED it, but everything else was GARBAGE
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12:52PM on 06/18/2011
I liked Green Lantern! I don't get all these haters out there. It was a good solid, action fantasy adventure. Hell, even my girlfriend liked it and she's not keen on Ryan Reynolds! Go watch it and lets have another one! 7/10
I liked Green Lantern! I don't get all these haters out there. It was a good solid, action fantasy adventure. Hell, even my girlfriend liked it and she's not keen on Ryan Reynolds! Go watch it and lets have another one! 7/10
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11:43AM on 06/18/2011

I really liked it

I really don't get it. Yeah, there's pacing issues and it seems like there was a bunch cut out (should be included in the blu-ray/dvd release). But I thought Reynolds and Strong knocked it out of the park. The rest of the characters I could care less about no matter how much development they had. What do I care if I understand why Hal's girlfriend does what she does? I just want to see some sweet GL action! I feel like I'm watching ESPN cover LeBron James when it comes to movies and the
I really don't get it. Yeah, there's pacing issues and it seems like there was a bunch cut out (should be included in the blu-ray/dvd release). But I thought Reynolds and Strong knocked it out of the park. The rest of the characters I could care less about no matter how much development they had. What do I care if I understand why Hal's girlfriend does what she does? I just want to see some sweet GL action! I feel like I'm watching ESPN cover LeBron James when it comes to movies and the criticism they receive. Every little thing gets nitpicked and blow out of proportion. I had to pay $12.50 to see this movie and I really enjoyed it. If someone sent me to it for free to review it (not saying that's how JoBlo works, but for other critics) I would probably have loved it even more. Anyway, not bashing anyone cause they don't like it. Just wanted to defend why I felt differently. But I liked Daredevil too. So what do I know?
Two things with this review:
"There's probably a dozen scenes here where a character lectures Jordan on being irresponsible, or admonishes him for always running away from things. Blake Lively has at least four of these scenes."
That's the theme of the movie. That's like saying the Spiderman movies deal too much with the issue of great power and the great responsibility that comes with it. It's kind of the point.
"...if he's a GREEN LANTERN, why is he flying around in a spaceship?"
I just wanted to answer this one. In one comic I read (which was actually a movie tie-in so maybe this got cut). Abin-Sur started to doubt his power and that's why he started using the spaceship instead of flying himself. He basically starts to feel fear and that gives Parallax the edge in their "battle".
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10:17AM on 06/18/2011

and..

flew in a ship because he was badly wounded. I had a lot of fun with this film. But there were some plot holes in this movie. It was also weird when parralax randomly showed up to earth...
flew in a ship because he was badly wounded. I had a lot of fun with this film. But there were some plot holes in this movie. It was also weird when parralax randomly showed up to earth...
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10:30AM on 06/18/2011
Not really because Abin Sur told Sinestro he was heading to the "nearest planet" which was Earth. Oh and Brunswic51, the fact that Parallax came to Earth at all is a spoiler even though you knew it was coming from the trailers. My sympathies but there are plenty of ignoramuses who will cry "spoilers" for something they could have easily picked up on from trailers.
Not really because Abin Sur told Sinestro he was heading to the "nearest planet" which was Earth. Oh and Brunswic51, the fact that Parallax came to Earth at all is a spoiler even though you knew it was coming from the trailers. My sympathies but there are plenty of ignoramuses who will cry "spoilers" for something they could have easily picked up on from trailers.
11:45AM on 06/18/2011
SPOILER
Parallax showed up to Earth because he detected Abin-Sur's (who imprisoned him) ring when Hal touched Hector with it. So he showed up basically just to destroy the guy who now had that ring. Not saying it makes sense but there you go. Haha
SPOILER
Parallax showed up to Earth because he detected Abin-Sur's (who imprisoned him) ring when Hal touched Hector with it. So he showed up basically just to destroy the guy who now had that ring. Not saying it makes sense but there you go. Haha
12:48PM on 06/20/2011
He was in a ship to begin with.
He was in a ship to begin with.
5:35AM on 06/18/2011

I'll wait to...

see it in the cinema...although it sounds like the movie suffers from what i was afraid of, too many characters stuffed into one film with not enough character development, just like X3. Lets hope it does well enough at the BO to pull off a sequel. What was wrong with the whole First Flight angle any way? Oh, and bumbray, he flew "around" in a spaceship to travel great distances at warp, because to do so by ring would take too much energy out of the ring wearer.
see it in the cinema...although it sounds like the movie suffers from what i was afraid of, too many characters stuffed into one film with not enough character development, just like X3. Lets hope it does well enough at the BO to pull off a sequel. What was wrong with the whole First Flight angle any way? Oh, and bumbray, he flew "around" in a spaceship to travel great distances at warp, because to do so by ring would take too much energy out of the ring wearer.
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7:33AM on 06/18/2011
Actually, he was supposed to be evacuating a planet.
Actually, he was supposed to be evacuating a planet.
3:08AM on 06/18/2011

I'm A Hardcore Nerd

Everything in this movie was short. RR developement was short, BL developement was short, Hal's traing was short, you get the picture. This was an hour and fifty minute movie that should have been 2 and a half. More developement on all levels would have saved it from just being okay. If there is a sequel with Sinestro, I hope they take and put in more time than this effort.
Everything in this movie was short. RR developement was short, BL developement was short, Hal's traing was short, you get the picture. This was an hour and fifty minute movie that should have been 2 and a half. More developement on all levels would have saved it from just being okay. If there is a sequel with Sinestro, I hope they take and put in more time than this effort.
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9:56PM on 06/17/2011
I hope it pulls off at the box office. Green Lantern's score isn't doing so good at Rottentomates' critics rating.
I hope it pulls off at the box office. Green Lantern's score isn't doing so good at Rottentomates' critics rating.
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8:00PM on 06/17/2011
just what i was worried about this film, i was surprised at the short running time as i would have thought this being a first movie it wold need to be much longer at two hours plus like Batman & develop the character more. This movie seems nothing more than a movie for fanboys especially if you are not familiar with the green lantern 7 if the fanboys are not pleased then that becomes a major problem. I guess i will have to see the movie for myself, its hit or miss this year with comic films.
just what i was worried about this film, i was surprised at the short running time as i would have thought this being a first movie it wold need to be much longer at two hours plus like Batman & develop the character more. This movie seems nothing more than a movie for fanboys especially if you are not familiar with the green lantern 7 if the fanboys are not pleased then that becomes a major problem. I guess i will have to see the movie for myself, its hit or miss this year with comic films.
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5:51PM on 06/17/2011
Green Lantern turned out bad. But is anyone really surprised?? It looked bad from day one.
I just find it funny that I have been saying this since the start and that most people here were giving me thumbs down, laughing at me (cause I didn't share their opinions on their beloved Green Lantern) and telling me how good this movie was gonna be and how much money it was gonna make and how DC is better than Marvel (those are the best, the DC/Marvel fights, gotta love them, losers!) All that to say:
Green Lantern turned out bad. But is anyone really surprised?? It looked bad from day one.
I just find it funny that I have been saying this since the start and that most people here were giving me thumbs down, laughing at me (cause I didn't share their opinions on their beloved Green Lantern) and telling me how good this movie was gonna be and how much money it was gonna make and how DC is better than Marvel (those are the best, the DC/Marvel fights, gotta love them, losers!) All that to say: I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so! Green Lantern is a bad movie that is badly made and now you know!
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7:51PM on 06/17/2011
You want a fucking prize or what?
You want a fucking prize or what?
10:14PM on 06/18/2011
Sure, why not?

I'm just happy to be able to rub it in your faces after taking your backlash for the last couple of months!
Sure, why not?

I'm just happy to be able to rub it in your faces after taking your backlash for the last couple of months!
5:33PM on 06/17/2011

Green Lantern Rocked!

Green lantern was a fun movieperiod indeed it did what it set out to do. If your not familiar with the material its going to be a little hard to enjoy it. Its really sci fi. i enjoyed it a lot and i know a lot of other fan boys did as well. If you enjoyed Thor you should have enjoyed Green Lantern.
Green lantern was a fun movieperiod indeed it did what it set out to do. If your not familiar with the material its going to be a little hard to enjoy it. Its really sci fi. i enjoyed it a lot and i know a lot of other fan boys did as well. If you enjoyed Thor you should have enjoyed Green Lantern.
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3:51PM on 06/17/2011
Green Lantern was a fun movie. Period. Everything you would want from a summer blockbuster. Sure it's no Dark Knight, but was it really ever supposed to be? This was better than Thor, and I liked Thor. I think too many people made up their minds about this movie WAY before it was released. I'm hoping for a good weekend for GL and a sequel.
Green Lantern was a fun movie. Period. Everything you would want from a summer blockbuster. Sure it's no Dark Knight, but was it really ever supposed to be? This was better than Thor, and I liked Thor. I think too many people made up their minds about this movie WAY before it was released. I'm hoping for a good weekend for GL and a sequel.
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4:57PM on 06/17/2011
I'm DC before Marvel and have been since a young kid. But Thor was the superior movie to Green Lantern to me. I wanted GL to succeed but I have a feeling this isn't going to bold well for future DC comic movies like Flash and Wonder Woman.
I'm DC before Marvel and have been since a young kid. But Thor was the superior movie to Green Lantern to me. I wanted GL to succeed but I have a feeling this isn't going to bold well for future DC comic movies like Flash and Wonder Woman.
5:56PM on 06/17/2011
There are so many blockbusters this summer that Green Lantern will not make much money and I wouldn't bet money on a sequel either.
And Thor is a better movie. Not that Rottentomatoes is THE source that has ALL the facts, but when GL is at 23% and Thor at 77%, it still sorta clues you in on how bad GL is.
There are so many blockbusters this summer that Green Lantern will not make much money and I wouldn't bet money on a sequel either.
And Thor is a better movie. Not that Rottentomatoes is THE source that has ALL the facts, but when GL is at 23% and Thor at 77%, it still sorta clues you in on how bad GL is.
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2:29PM on 06/17/2011
I like how people here will tell you that if you liked this movie you are either:

1) stupid
2) a 12 year old boy
3) a hardcore nerd

Nice attitudes. This is what movie watching has become in America. If every single movie isn't some high society Oscar worthy masterpiece people deem it not worth watching or bash you for liking them. I'm glad that I've been able to hold onto what is actually fun about going to the movies & watching new films and not let myself turn into a borish snob
I like how people here will tell you that if you liked this movie you are either:

1) stupid
2) a 12 year old boy
3) a hardcore nerd

Nice attitudes. This is what movie watching has become in America. If every single movie isn't some high society Oscar worthy masterpiece people deem it not worth watching or bash you for liking them. I'm glad that I've been able to hold onto what is actually fun about going to the movies & watching new films and not let myself turn into a borish snob as I've grown older.
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3:01PM on 06/17/2011
Not every film is required to be an Oscar worthy masterpiece.

At the same token, films that use comics as source material shouldn't be able to use those comics to shield bad movie making.

There are good comic book movies.

But there are some real shitty ones too.

It's like everything else. 70% of comic movies may be crap, but 70% of everything is crap.

The ones who don't want to admit this are in fact stupid, 12 year old boys, or hardcore nerds.

Perhaps a combination of all three.

If you
Not every film is required to be an Oscar worthy masterpiece.

At the same token, films that use comics as source material shouldn't be able to use those comics to shield bad movie making.

There are good comic book movies.

But there are some real shitty ones too.

It's like everything else. 70% of comic movies may be crap, but 70% of everything is crap.

The ones who don't want to admit this are in fact stupid, 12 year old boys, or hardcore nerds.

Perhaps a combination of all three.

If you don't want your delicate sensitivities damaged by reviews that aren't to your liking, then perhaps you ought to refrain from reading discussion boards.
3:23PM on 06/17/2011
JJRAKMAN: I'm of the same opinion as SkunkApe, and I don't think he's pissed at the comments on the discussion boards. While your opinions about comic book movies are equally valid, for the most part, we have movie reviewers that go on the net, without having seen the movie in question, and roast it. I'll reserve my opinion for when I see GL tonight!
JJRAKMAN: I'm of the same opinion as SkunkApe, and I don't think he's pissed at the comments on the discussion boards. While your opinions about comic book movies are equally valid, for the most part, we have movie reviewers that go on the net, without having seen the movie in question, and roast it. I'll reserve my opinion for when I see GL tonight!
4:37PM on 06/17/2011
@SkunkApe... Sure, you can't assume who the audience that likes this movie is because the fact is a variety of people like a variety of things. But no one ever said this had to be an Oscar worthy masterpiece either. I'll know for sure what the movie is when I see it, but all signs point to a subpar finished product. Be it with the way WB rolled out the screenings for the film with a lack of confidence or yes, that the reviews are generally tearing it apart. I don't get why waste your time
@SkunkApe... Sure, you can't assume who the audience that likes this movie is because the fact is a variety of people like a variety of things. But no one ever said this had to be an Oscar worthy masterpiece either. I'll know for sure what the movie is when I see it, but all signs point to a subpar finished product. Be it with the way WB rolled out the screenings for the film with a lack of confidence or yes, that the reviews are generally tearing it apart. I don't get why waste your time trying to stand up for something that the makers themselves probably aren't too proud of. I say that last part because although no one is saying it now that the movie is released they'll most likely years down the line (ex: Shia talking shit about Indiana and Transformers... and in fact fans of those films that I know have long since admitted those movies are terrible).

The bottomline is that even when it comes to fluffy entertainment, something can be good or bad.
2:19PM on 06/17/2011

So the general consensus is...

A good amount of hardcore Nerds will defend a shitty movie. They also clap at the end. AND they laugh uncontrollably at the most trivial jokes.

I know I'm a dork too...but these things annoy me.
A good amount of hardcore Nerds will defend a shitty movie. They also clap at the end. AND they laugh uncontrollably at the most trivial jokes.

I know I'm a dork too...but these things annoy me.
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2:56PM on 06/17/2011
They are annoying, particularly the forced laughter. It's almost like they want to make sure everyone around them knows that they're a long time insider, or that everyone ought to be laughing at certain jokes.

Irritating.
They are annoying, particularly the forced laughter. It's almost like they want to make sure everyone around them knows that they're a long time insider, or that everyone ought to be laughing at certain jokes.

Irritating.
1:04PM on 06/17/2011

Disagree.

Saw the midnight showing and everyone in the theater seemed to love it and applauded for a good bit when the credits rolled.
Ignore the critics on this one and see it for urself.

oh and stay for the end credits.
Saw the midnight showing and everyone in the theater seemed to love it and applauded for a good bit when the credits rolled.
Ignore the critics on this one and see it for urself.

oh and stay for the end credits.
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5:59PM on 06/17/2011
What city are you from? cause I saw it too and no one applauded and there were at least 3 walk outs I can remember. This movie is a mess. Not saying you are wrong in liking it, but it's not well made. Guess some are easier to please...
What city are you from? cause I saw it too and no one applauded and there were at least 3 walk outs I can remember. This movie is a mess. Not saying you are wrong in liking it, but it's not well made. Guess some are easier to please...
7:46PM on 06/17/2011
Not saying I'm wrong, just saying I don't made poorly made movies and I'm easy to please?...
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Not saying I'm wrong, just saying I don't made poorly made movies and I'm easy to please?...
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7:47PM on 06/17/2011
dont mind*
dont mind*
10:38PM on 06/19/2011
no, dont ignore the critics, this movie was not well made
no, dont ignore the critics, this movie was not well made
12:12PM on 06/17/2011
I've been reading a number of reviews on Green Lantern, and the consensus I'm getting is that the film isn't very good, but maybe enjoyable for a 12 year old boy.
I've been reading a number of reviews on Green Lantern, and the consensus I'm getting is that the film isn't very good, but maybe enjoyable for a 12 year old boy.
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11:59AM on 06/17/2011
Damnit!!!! I'm a huge Green Lantern fan but sadly my vote doesn't count cause the fans are of-course going to be more forgiving and biased, sadly all that matters with these movies is making them accessible for people who have no idea about the character or the story. They cast Ryan Reynolds and made this an origin story to appeal to all the noobs in the audience and because of that this might fail big. Oh well, I hope I can find something to enjoy with this movie, in the right hands Green
Damnit!!!! I'm a huge Green Lantern fan but sadly my vote doesn't count cause the fans are of-course going to be more forgiving and biased, sadly all that matters with these movies is making them accessible for people who have no idea about the character or the story. They cast Ryan Reynolds and made this an origin story to appeal to all the noobs in the audience and because of that this might fail big. Oh well, I hope I can find something to enjoy with this movie, in the right hands Green Lantern could and should be at least better than any of the Spider-Man's.
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11:57AM on 06/17/2011

I agree with Ebert

I liked it better than Thor but not as much as X-Men, X2 or First Class. I admit that Green Lantern drags more than Thor but that's because Thor couldn't zip back and forth between Asgard at will. I also was annoyed that Hal Jordan "quit" being a Green Lantern but didn't give back the ring. Other than that though I didn't think the script was that bad. What you don't know is that Green Lantern comics are pretty bad. Hell, DC Comics in general are pretty bad: Marvel has a huge advantage
I liked it better than Thor but not as much as X-Men, X2 or First Class. I admit that Green Lantern drags more than Thor but that's because Thor couldn't zip back and forth between Asgard at will. I also was annoyed that Hal Jordan "quit" being a Green Lantern but didn't give back the ring. Other than that though I didn't think the script was that bad. What you don't know is that Green Lantern comics are pretty bad. Hell, DC Comics in general are pretty bad: Marvel has a huge advantage when it comes to transferring its movies to the big screen in that it has better stories to begin with. As Ebert points out, the idea of getting a ring from a space alien and becoming a superhero is a bit childish and there's nothing they can do to change that. I thought they did a good job with what they had to adapt. Some people have called it "campy" and "uneven" but I, like Ebert, thought they treated it seriously, even "solemn" at times. Ironically it was the reverence for the source material that generates the most chuckles.
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12:04PM on 06/17/2011
You asshole. Say SPOILERS next time. Quits but keeps the ring? Thanks...now I don't want to see this movie.
You asshole. Say SPOILERS next time. Quits but keeps the ring? Thanks...now I don't want to see this movie.
12:16PM on 06/17/2011
That wasn't a spoiler, fuckhead! It's part of the set up as established in the trailers. And Chris Bumbray alluded to his "quiting" in his review when he said "There's probably a dozen scenes here where a character lectures Jordan on being irresponsible, or admonishes him for always running away from things".
That wasn't a spoiler, fuckhead! It's part of the set up as established in the trailers. And Chris Bumbray alluded to his "quiting" in his review when he said "There's probably a dozen scenes here where a character lectures Jordan on being irresponsible, or admonishes him for always running away from things".
12:33PM on 06/17/2011
Hey, iamtheminn, I know you're the one giving me the thumbs down. Is that what you do in real life when you're supposed to apologize?
Hey, iamtheminn, I know you're the one giving me the thumbs down. Is that what you do in real life when you're supposed to apologize?
1:27PM on 06/17/2011
I'm sure your getting thumbs down because, yes, you did post a Spoiler. No trailers I watch mentioned Hal quiting the Corps. Also, if you read the comics like you claim, you would know that you can't just "quit", the Corps, once the ring picks you, its until death... You just can't "turn in" the ring....Then you go on to say the comics are pretty bad? Did you ever read Blackest Night? They you flat out say DC Comics in general are pretty bad...wow...what a statement
I'm sure your getting thumbs down because, yes, you did post a Spoiler. No trailers I watch mentioned Hal quiting the Corps. Also, if you read the comics like you claim, you would know that you can't just "quit", the Corps, once the ring picks you, its until death... You just can't "turn in" the ring....Then you go on to say the comics are pretty bad? Did you ever read Blackest Night? They you flat out say DC Comics in general are pretty bad...wow...what a statement
2:57PM on 06/17/2011
GJ spoiling the movie, jackass.
GJ spoiling the movie, jackass.
5:35PM on 06/17/2011
Not all details are spoilers. If I told you Hal Jordan's costume was green that wouldn't be a spoiler. Am I seriously supposed to believe there are 41 complete morons out there and counting?
Not all details are spoilers. If I told you Hal Jordan's costume was green that wouldn't be a spoiler. Am I seriously supposed to believe there are 41 complete morons out there and counting?
9:01PM on 06/17/2011
thanks for saving me 12 bucks douche, ya i gave you a thumbs down, the rules of the board always state no spoilers.
thanks for saving me 12 bucks douche, ya i gave you a thumbs down, the rules of the board always state no spoilers.
7:29AM on 06/18/2011
Well then you can spend the 12 bucks on more crack, shithead, because I didn't post any spoilers. Every single person on this board, including me, has so far been very careful NOT to post any spoilers. So, let's see, that's 46 complete and utter fucking morons and counting. Anybody else want to declare themselves a complete and utter fucking moron? Be my guest!
Well then you can spend the 12 bucks on more crack, shithead, because I didn't post any spoilers. Every single person on this board, including me, has so far been very careful NOT to post any spoilers. So, let's see, that's 46 complete and utter fucking morons and counting. Anybody else want to declare themselves a complete and utter fucking moron? Be my guest!
11:54AM on 06/17/2011

Another well written review

But all this negative review make me kinda sad, because I was hoping for a really great movie. But now it looks like the script and specially the editing have ruined that chance. I will make up my own mind and will probably still enjoy it, but I hate it when potential is wasted (like with X-Men 3).
Now I just hope that it will make enough money to get a sequel to make things better.
But all this negative review make me kinda sad, because I was hoping for a really great movie. But now it looks like the script and specially the editing have ruined that chance. I will make up my own mind and will probably still enjoy it, but I hate it when potential is wasted (like with X-Men 3).
Now I just hope that it will make enough money to get a sequel to make things better.
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11:51AM on 06/17/2011
Well, maybe this could lead to a proper Nathan Fillion starred reboot sans the suit of radioactive bacon.
Well, maybe this could lead to a proper Nathan Fillion starred reboot sans the suit of radioactive bacon.
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11:45AM on 06/17/2011
I saw it last night at a midnight screening and enjoyed it. Sure, it wasn't the Dark Knight but it definitely doesn't to deserve to be on any "Worst of 2011" list. Anyone daring to lump this movie in with the likes of Catwoman, Jonah Hex or Fantastic Four needs to be slapped in the face.
I saw it last night at a midnight screening and enjoyed it. Sure, it wasn't the Dark Knight but it definitely doesn't to deserve to be on any "Worst of 2011" list. Anyone daring to lump this movie in with the likes of Catwoman, Jonah Hex or Fantastic Four needs to be slapped in the face.
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12:02PM on 06/17/2011
Actually, Parallax DID remind me of Galactus from the last Fantastic Four movie only better.
Actually, Parallax DID remind me of Galactus from the last Fantastic Four movie only better.
6:03PM on 06/17/2011
GL IS up there with Catwoman and Jonah Hex and Fantastic Four. Go ahead, slap me!
GL IS up there with Catwoman and Jonah Hex and Fantastic Four. Go ahead, slap me!
11:44AM on 06/17/2011
I knew this was gonna suck.
I knew this was gonna suck.
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11:36AM on 06/17/2011

UPDATE: $3.5 MIl

Uh-oh!
I'm a HUGE fan of DC comics, and I am still hoping that this GL movie can help lead to a full-on JLA movie, but I'm seeing some horrible reviews. I'm still buying a ticket on Friday night for GL, and at the end of the day, the only opinion that should matter is my own and not some reviewer that sits in his parent's basement writing crappy reviews.

UPDATE: GL just pulled in $3.5 mil on Thursday night screenings. Oh, and to JimmyO: no insult towards your reviews. And I'm not
Uh-oh!
I'm a HUGE fan of DC comics, and I am still hoping that this GL movie can help lead to a full-on JLA movie, but I'm seeing some horrible reviews. I'm still buying a ticket on Friday night for GL, and at the end of the day, the only opinion that should matter is my own and not some reviewer that sits in his parent's basement writing crappy reviews.

UPDATE: GL just pulled in $3.5 mil on Thursday night screenings. Oh, and to JimmyO: no insult towards your reviews. And I'm not suggesting that you're living in your parent's basement. I'm pissed at the basement midgets who sit in their basements and crack a movie that they haven't seen yet.
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2:44PM on 06/17/2011
No worries darkwind72, the basement midgets can get pretty damn annoying. Cheers man!
No worries darkwind72, the basement midgets can get pretty damn annoying. Cheers man!
3:20PM on 06/17/2011
I don't know if you've got my reply JimmyO, but thanks for the input, and not thinking that you were in the same basket as other reviewers out on teh intewebs....lol.
I don't know if you've got my reply JimmyO, but thanks for the input, and not thinking that you were in the same basket as other reviewers out on teh intewebs....lol.
11:22AM on 06/17/2011

Just plain BAD

Definitely put this one on the "Worst of 2011" list.
Definitely put this one on the "Worst of 2011" list.
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