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An extreme close-up of Hector Hammond's face from Green Lantern

11.22.2010

The opinions on the GREEN LANTERN trailer seem to be pretty strong amongst the fans.

Some people say it was awesome and others say it was yawn worthy. Putting your current opinion aside, I think it's fair to say that Peter Sarsgaard is a creepy Hector Hammond. When I first saw the set photos of Sarsgaard in his wearing the prosthetic forehead it looked a little funny. But when it came to the trailer, his character was one of the things that stood out most for me. Most likely due to the fact that he has a big, giant forehead that's hard to miss. Sarsgaard is a great actor though, or at least in my own opinion he is.

Bleeding Cool got a close-up photo of Hammond from one of the upcoming GREEN LANTERN comics. They also have a photo from the same comic of what might be the first look at the Parallax. A lot of other sites had the pic posted until Warner Bros. yanked it saying that the image was not supposed to be released at this time. If you want to check out the Parallax photo go here.

What is the Parallax? "Parallax is the physical embodiment of fear, an entity given power by the emotional electromagnetic spectrum. Thousands of years ago the Guardians of the Universe imprisoned him in their Central Power Battery on Oa, and his presence caused the infamous yellow impurity in the Green Lantern Corps' power rings. During Emerald Twilight he was finally released when he possessed the legendary Hal Jordan, turning him evil and driving him completely insane. Green Lantern: Rebirth showed Jordan released from the malevolent creature's control, although it has since gone on to become a member of Sinestro's Corps when it possessed Kyle Rayner."

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Extra Tidbit: Okay, so what are your thoughts on the GREEN LANTERN trailer? What looks great or what bothers you about it?

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3:16PM on 11/23/2010
Is that elephant man?
Is that elephant man?
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12:03PM on 11/23/2010
this movie is starting to look like shit.
this movie is starting to look like shit.
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9:38AM on 11/23/2010
Admittedly, the footage does bother me. The Power Rangers-looking pink dude from the crash landing (don't know his name, not a huge Green Lantern fan here), Hector Hammond, the giant CGI fist, and especially GL's bacon suit.

HOWEVER, Martin Campbell has given us some epic, exceptionally well-made hero stories from old content (Casino Royale, GoldenEye, the extremely underrated Mask of Zorro) and I'm confident the actors will do a fine job. Really, it just comes down to how good the script
Admittedly, the footage does bother me. The Power Rangers-looking pink dude from the crash landing (don't know his name, not a huge Green Lantern fan here), Hector Hammond, the giant CGI fist, and especially GL's bacon suit.

HOWEVER, Martin Campbell has given us some epic, exceptionally well-made hero stories from old content (Casino Royale, GoldenEye, the extremely underrated Mask of Zorro) and I'm confident the actors will do a fine job. Really, it just comes down to how good the script and effects are.
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2:18AM on 11/23/2010

Sarsgaard is the bomb

After his turns in Garden State and Jarhead I will watch this guy in anything he does. I'm glad that he was able to get his role and I hope he knocks it out of the park. However I think his appearance was the lowest part of the trailer. All they showed was his big head laughing like some retard. He came off laughing bad in he trailer but I'm blaming that on the editing. They should have give him more to do in it. Regardless I have confindence Sarsgaard will pull it off.

After his turns in Garden State and Jarhead I will watch this guy in anything he does. I'm glad that he was able to get his role and I hope he knocks it out of the park. However I think his appearance was the lowest part of the trailer. All they showed was his big head laughing like some retard. He came off laughing bad in he trailer but I'm blaming that on the editing. They should have give him more to do in it. Regardless I have confindence Sarsgaard will pull it off.

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12:38AM on 11/23/2010

In regards to the trailer

I thought it was great. I and a few other people i've noticed agree that the CGI in the trailer before Harry Potter was oddly much much better.

The only thing I want to see more of in the trailer is showing the scope of the film. All the set reports say how huge it is. Well I wanna see that. The one weird cut to me is the first showing of Abin Sur. It could have been done better. but i still loved the trailer and can't wait to see more.
I thought it was great. I and a few other people i've noticed agree that the CGI in the trailer before Harry Potter was oddly much much better.

The only thing I want to see more of in the trailer is showing the scope of the film. All the set reports say how huge it is. Well I wanna see that. The one weird cut to me is the first showing of Abin Sur. It could have been done better. but i still loved the trailer and can't wait to see more.
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12:05AM on 11/23/2010
Save for the "I know, right!?" line, I was pretty stoked. Don't know much about it, and Blake Lively isn't that attractive in it (maybe the point as a fighter pilot), but the otherworldliness has me intrigued, and Sarsgaard is the shit.
Save for the "I know, right!?" line, I was pretty stoked. Don't know much about it, and Blake Lively isn't that attractive in it (maybe the point as a fighter pilot), but the otherworldliness has me intrigued, and Sarsgaard is the shit.
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8:57PM on 11/22/2010
I'm more than a little hopeful. The fact that they kept Sinestro left-handed has me thinking they actually care about the little details. Only nerds like me would've noticed or cared and they still did it.
I'm more than a little hopeful. The fact that they kept Sinestro left-handed has me thinking they actually care about the little details. Only nerds like me would've noticed or cared and they still did it.
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7:41PM on 11/22/2010
Pretty much agree with BojacRedleif on all accounts and that's why I'm fine with Reynolds. If there's one thing to add, it's that Blake Lively looks awful in it. Otherwise, I still get a strong Incredible Hulk vibe from this. Look at that shot. It looks similar to Tim Blake Nelson's transformation scene in Hulk. Not to mention the set design and stuff. I'm still not sure how to feel about this film yet.
Pretty much agree with BojacRedleif on all accounts and that's why I'm fine with Reynolds. If there's one thing to add, it's that Blake Lively looks awful in it. Otherwise, I still get a strong Incredible Hulk vibe from this. Look at that shot. It looks similar to Tim Blake Nelson's transformation scene in Hulk. Not to mention the set design and stuff. I'm still not sure how to feel about this film yet.
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7:31PM on 11/22/2010

I am so stoked for this movie.

Sure there are shortcomings in the trailer, mostly with the suit. In some shots it looks excellent, and in others... But you have to remember that in the comics, the suit isn't actually fabric, so it DOES kinda make sense for it to be cg.

A lot of people have problems with Ryan Reynolds, but early Hal Jordan was a douche, a boozer, a ladies-man, and a smart ass. He started to change to who he is now (but good ol' Hal still pops up in the books all the time) thanks to the amazing road trip
Sure there are shortcomings in the trailer, mostly with the suit. In some shots it looks excellent, and in others... But you have to remember that in the comics, the suit isn't actually fabric, so it DOES kinda make sense for it to be cg.

A lot of people have problems with Ryan Reynolds, but early Hal Jordan was a douche, a boozer, a ladies-man, and a smart ass. He started to change to who he is now (but good ol' Hal still pops up in the books all the time) thanks to the amazing road trip with Green Arrow and with having to deal with the guilt that he wrecked a lot of shit when he was possessed by Parallax. The character grew up, and from what I can tell from the trailer...he does in the movie as well.
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6:33PM on 11/22/2010
i think it looks pretty good. i do agree with some that say hal jordan wasn't as showboat-y as reynolds portrays him, at least at the beginning of the trailer.
i think it looks pretty good. i do agree with some that say hal jordan wasn't as showboat-y as reynolds portrays him, at least at the beginning of the trailer.
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6:30PM on 11/22/2010

RYAN REYNOLDS

Hasn't made one good movie in his entire career and can only play one character, Ryan Reynolds. I really don't get the man crush fanboys have on him. He ruined Deadpool and now he's ruining Green Lantern with his snarky smartass Bullshit. Him playing Hal Jordan is like Dane Cook playing Clark Kent.
Hasn't made one good movie in his entire career and can only play one character, Ryan Reynolds. I really don't get the man crush fanboys have on him. He ruined Deadpool and now he's ruining Green Lantern with his snarky smartass Bullshit. Him playing Hal Jordan is like Dane Cook playing Clark Kent.
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6:48PM on 11/22/2010
Just get over it already. Reynolds is Jordan. Now just wait for the movie and make your decision then.
Just get over it already. Reynolds is Jordan. Now just wait for the movie and make your decision then.
6:56PM on 11/22/2010
Reynolds is just Reynolds and incapable of playing any role other than Reynolds.
Reynolds is just Reynolds and incapable of playing any role other than Reynolds.
7:09PM on 11/22/2010
I've been saying the same thing for years now. Fanboys will be fanboys; they live in a world where common logic is lost as long as they get to see a lame superhero movie.
I've been saying the same thing for years now. Fanboys will be fanboys; they live in a world where common logic is lost as long as they get to see a lame superhero movie.
7:34PM on 11/22/2010
Except that Dane Cook and Clark Kent have nothing in common, while the "Ryan Reynolds" persona is very similar to Hal Jordan's.
Except that Dane Cook and Clark Kent have nothing in common, while the "Ryan Reynolds" persona is very similar to Hal Jordan's.
9:15PM on 11/22/2010
Well said. I love the comparison to Dane Cook too.
Well said. I love the comparison to Dane Cook too.
6:29PM on 11/22/2010
Casting Saarsgard is one of the best casting decisions in a movie like this. Him, Reynolds, Strong, and the power of the ring should be a treat to watch.
Casting Saarsgard is one of the best casting decisions in a movie like this. Him, Reynolds, Strong, and the power of the ring should be a treat to watch.
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