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Despite a disappointing first film, WB moving ahead with Green Lantern 2

Jun. 27, 2011by: Mike Sampson

Both critically and commercially, GREEN LANTERN was not the success that Warner Bros. was looking for. But despite poor reviews (it's currently ranked at 26% on Rotten Tomatoes) and disappointing box-office, Warner Bros. says they're still moving ahead with a GREEN LANTERN sequel.

Sources told the Hollywood Reporter that WB is indeed disappointed with the film but still believes in its validity as a franchise and is actively planning a second film. Many of the seeds for a GREEN LANTERN 2 were planted in the original including Sinestro and Carol Ferris (Star Sapphire).

I think the soft box-office numbers could be overlooked if the movie were...any good. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is a good example. it didn't exactly light up the ticket sales in a huge way (when all is said and done, it will likely have similar numbers to LANTERN), but it was a very good film and left audiences interested in the characters and their future in the franchise. I'm not sure there are many people left who are interested in the future of the GREEN LANTERN franchise after sitting through the first film.

And, of course, there's the notion that the announcement of "planning" a sequel is just a PR move announced to help take the negative spin off the first film, which is still in theaters. But assuming the studio was going ahead with a sequel, would you be interested? Where would you want to see the film go?

Source: THR

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8:05AM on 06/28/2011

doesnt matter how much part 1 sucked.

all they need to do is get darren aronofsky to direct, and everyone on this site will be all over it
all they need to do is get darren aronofsky to direct, and everyone on this site will be all over it
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8:13PM on 06/28/2011
Or Neil Blomkamp. People get a hard on for him
Or Neil Blomkamp. People get a hard on for him
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8:02AM on 06/28/2011

I'll see it.

Let's hope they learn from their mistakes (as they did with the Batman movies) and retool their formula.
Let's hope they learn from their mistakes (as they did with the Batman movies) and retool their formula.
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5:17AM on 06/28/2011

lets be honest for a moment

Fantastic Four 1 & 2
Wolverine/X-Men 3
Hulk/Incredible Hulk
Superman Returns

All better than Green Lantern, i would like to think it could only improve from the first one. But it would have to get some damn good word of mouth to get me to buy a ticket again.

PS. *spoilers*
I saw this movie on Fathers Day with my dad and shit did those 2 scenes of dads dying in the movie suck, like the last one where the son murders his father while GL just lays there watching/doing nothing, SMH what
Fantastic Four 1 & 2
Wolverine/X-Men 3
Hulk/Incredible Hulk
Superman Returns

All better than Green Lantern, i would like to think it could only improve from the first one. But it would have to get some damn good word of mouth to get me to buy a ticket again.

PS. *spoilers*
I saw this movie on Fathers Day with my dad and shit did those 2 scenes of dads dying in the movie suck, like the last one where the son murders his father while GL just lays there watching/doing nothing, SMH what a shitty movie to see on that specific day.
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1:03AM on 06/28/2011

Good!

No, I enjoyed this movie. I didn't go in expecting The Dark Knight. It entertained me and the 3D was beautiful during the interplanetary stuff.
No, I enjoyed this movie. I didn't go in expecting The Dark Knight. It entertained me and the 3D was beautiful during the interplanetary stuff.
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12:51AM on 06/28/2011

Gotta Be An April Fools Joke

I've got to agree with John Matrix comments. Everyone who argues that this movie was actually good seems kind of delusional. The movie I saw was about as exciting as watching paint dry. Hal spent 75% of the movie pretending he didn't want the power and being the lamest hero to grace the screen since Metor Man. When he finally does fight the floating head, I mean villan, it was as anti-climatic a fight as any I've seen in a superhero movie. The only ending battle that was worse was the one in
I've got to agree with John Matrix comments. Everyone who argues that this movie was actually good seems kind of delusional. The movie I saw was about as exciting as watching paint dry. Hal spent 75% of the movie pretending he didn't want the power and being the lamest hero to grace the screen since Metor Man. When he finally does fight the floating head, I mean villan, it was as anti-climatic a fight as any I've seen in a superhero movie. The only ending battle that was worse was the one in the original Hulk movie. This movie was terrible. Go watch the Green Lantern: First Flight cartoon if you want to see what a Green Lantern movie should have really been like.
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12:53AM on 06/28/2011
Thank you.
Thank you.
12:58AM on 06/28/2011
The ending battle in Iron Man 2 was pretty terrible too.
The ending battle in Iron Man 2 was pretty terrible too.
1:02AM on 06/28/2011
And you, Funployee, wouldn't happen to be a fan of the GL movie, would you? Because if so, again, stop using what is wrong with other movies to try and "up" Green Lantern or excuse it for it's failures.
And you, Funployee, wouldn't happen to be a fan of the GL movie, would you? Because if so, again, stop using what is wrong with other movies to try and "up" Green Lantern or excuse it for it's failures.
1:10AM on 06/28/2011
I think Funployee was just pointing out where the terrible fight scene stands with other superhero movies. Iron Man 2 had a pretty terrible end battle also. Warner Brothers is not going to make a sequel to this movie. I don't care what they're saying. They spent 200 million on this movie and possibly another 50-100 million on marketing. They will make a profit because of DVD sales, but they will barley make 300 million worldwide at the box office. This is nothing bu another Superman Returns,
I think Funployee was just pointing out where the terrible fight scene stands with other superhero movies. Iron Man 2 had a pretty terrible end battle also. Warner Brothers is not going to make a sequel to this movie. I don't care what they're saying. They spent 200 million on this movie and possibly another 50-100 million on marketing. They will make a profit because of DVD sales, but they will barley make 300 million worldwide at the box office. This is nothing bu another Superman Returns, and that made almost 400 million worldwide. If that didn't get a sequel then this has the same chance as a snowman surviving in hell of getting a sequel.
8:16PM on 06/28/2011
I think John is just trollin on the GL fans
I think John is just trollin on the GL fans
12:28AM on 06/28/2011
Is it just me or do the fanboys who liked it seem to always feel attacked or vexed by people stating what they didn't like about it and why it's not a very successful movie?
I get that some are mad that their beloved character has been translated to live action in a bad movie. But then a lot of you seem to be defending it just out of misplaced pride in a character.
@FlannelGuy26: Another exemple of a weak argument in defense of GL. "at least it took chances". The X-Men, Thor, Iron Man and The
Is it just me or do the fanboys who liked it seem to always feel attacked or vexed by people stating what they didn't like about it and why it's not a very successful movie?
I get that some are mad that their beloved character has been translated to live action in a bad movie. But then a lot of you seem to be defending it just out of misplaced pride in a character.
@FlannelGuy26: Another exemple of a weak argument in defense of GL. "at least it took chances". The X-Men, Thor, Iron Man and The Dark Knight also took chances in one way or another, and they turned out to be pretty solid movies.
And I mean, really, stuff like: "people who didn't like it are not open minded enough" or "what were you expecting? Another Dark Knight?" or the worst one of them all "at least give it a chance!". Weak arguments to defend a weak movie.
Can you give any arguments as to why it's good?
And what's up with Joblo having so many GL lovers when most people in general seem to be haters? lol
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9:28AM on 06/28/2011
Or how about the fanboys who use the argument, "Don't expect the Dark Knight," as though the Dark Knight is the only well made example of a superhero film.

Stupid argument.
Or how about the fanboys who use the argument, "Don't expect the Dark Knight," as though the Dark Knight is the only well made example of a superhero film.

Stupid argument.
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11:06PM on 06/27/2011

I love Green Lantern

But i don't feel they did the mythology right. Here's to hoping it gets done right the second time around....
But i don't feel they did the mythology right. Here's to hoping it gets done right the second time around....
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10:13PM on 06/27/2011
I'll be down for it. Can't be any worse then the first one.
I'll be down for it. Can't be any worse then the first one.
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10:04PM on 06/27/2011
Too bad. I was looking forward to seeing a rebooted Green Lantern not slathered in radioactive bacon.
Too bad. I was looking forward to seeing a rebooted Green Lantern not slathered in radioactive bacon.
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9:58PM on 06/27/2011
Clap! Clap! Clap! DO IT!!!
Clap! Clap! Clap! DO IT!!!
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8:34PM on 06/27/2011

I'm sure they'll make a sequel...

just like they announced they would for Superman Returns. I KNOW, RIGHT!?!?!?
just like they announced they would for Superman Returns. I KNOW, RIGHT!?!?!?
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8:09PM on 06/27/2011
It has to be said, any film that makes (worldwide) some $118,389,477 in 10 days cannot be seen as a failure. It has a long way to go to cover all costs but let it run for a few more weeks then factor in the DVD/Blu Ray/Download sales and I think it isn't unreasonable to see why they would consider revving up a sequel. Hopefully it'll be better reviewed than this one.
It has to be said, any film that makes (worldwide) some $118,389,477 in 10 days cannot be seen as a failure. It has a long way to go to cover all costs but let it run for a few more weeks then factor in the DVD/Blu Ray/Download sales and I think it isn't unreasonable to see why they would consider revving up a sequel. Hopefully it'll be better reviewed than this one.
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7:59PM on 06/27/2011
Let's face it, WB is losing 2 franchises with Batman and Harry Potter ending, what else do they have. That said, the first movie was average. Not the best superhero film, but not the worst. With a few fixes like a better villian I think a sequel could be good.
Let's face it, WB is losing 2 franchises with Batman and Harry Potter ending, what else do they have. That said, the first movie was average. Not the best superhero film, but not the worst. With a few fixes like a better villian I think a sequel could be good.
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7:51PM on 06/27/2011
As much as I liked disliked the movie I'd like to see a sequel because the faults can easily be fixed. Making Sinestro the central villain will make things more interesting and compelling, have more time on Oa, and removing all the forced love crap with Carol Ferris will make a superb Green Lantern film. Reynolds played a great part and the suit looked good
As much as I liked disliked the movie I'd like to see a sequel because the faults can easily be fixed. Making Sinestro the central villain will make things more interesting and compelling, have more time on Oa, and removing all the forced love crap with Carol Ferris will make a superb Green Lantern film. Reynolds played a great part and the suit looked good
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7:21PM on 06/27/2011
First thing: Tell Marc Guggenheim to go F himself since he should be banned from EVER writing a superhero script again. Second, get Geoff Jones to supervise EVERY LAST DAMN DETAIL of the movie. Third, Fire every last exec who gave this script a green light. Fourth, If you can't do that then don't make the movie. Let us comic book Green Lantern fans have some peace of mind. Love Ryan Reynolds and had very little problem with the special effects save Parallax who should have been saved for the
First thing: Tell Marc Guggenheim to go F himself since he should be banned from EVER writing a superhero script again. Second, get Geoff Jones to supervise EVERY LAST DAMN DETAIL of the movie. Third, Fire every last exec who gave this script a green light. Fourth, If you can't do that then don't make the movie. Let us comic book Green Lantern fans have some peace of mind. Love Ryan Reynolds and had very little problem with the special effects save Parallax who should have been saved for the 3rd movie anyway.
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12:29AM on 06/28/2011
dead on, ur right.
dead on, ur right.
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7:01PM on 06/27/2011
Going into it, I had mixed feelings (the trailers had left me unimpressed, but some of the random footage I'd seen sparked some interest, plus I'm a fan of most of Ryan Reynolds' work), but I was VERY pleasantly surprised. It wasn't "incredible" and of course there were some very cliche' moments and some cheese here and there, but overall I found it to be very entertaining and Ryan Reynolds did the best he could with what he had. I enjoyed it very much and will welcome a sequel with open arms.
Going into it, I had mixed feelings (the trailers had left me unimpressed, but some of the random footage I'd seen sparked some interest, plus I'm a fan of most of Ryan Reynolds' work), but I was VERY pleasantly surprised. It wasn't "incredible" and of course there were some very cliche' moments and some cheese here and there, but overall I found it to be very entertaining and Ryan Reynolds did the best he could with what he had. I enjoyed it very much and will welcome a sequel with open arms.
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6:48PM on 06/27/2011
Glad to hear, it has the potential to be a fantastic franchise. I think a great, almost completely overlooked element is the Corps members themselves. Even your big names like Sinestro, Kilowog, and Tomar-Re had a pathetic amount of screen time. I think if they do that, keep away from earth as much as possible they could tap into something with some true longevity. I didnt mind Reynolds near as much as I thought I would but I still believe his casting was a mistake. The character of Hal Jordan
Glad to hear, it has the potential to be a fantastic franchise. I think a great, almost completely overlooked element is the Corps members themselves. Even your big names like Sinestro, Kilowog, and Tomar-Re had a pathetic amount of screen time. I think if they do that, keep away from earth as much as possible they could tap into something with some true longevity. I didnt mind Reynolds near as much as I thought I would but I still believe his casting was a mistake. The character of Hal Jordan is too much like the characters Reynolds normally plays (and is famous for) that you can't suspend belief long enough to get away from Ryan Reynolds the celebrity. Still its a great idea and I look forward to this project going ahead!
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6:35PM on 06/27/2011

A lot of work ahead of them...

Sinestro wasn't handled very well in this film. I would of liked to have seen a lot more of him mentoring Hal, there was very little interaction between them. Sinestro, also, never casually put on a yellow power ring and became evil, he already had evil tendencies that he was drawn to. That, on top of everything else people found disappointing in the first movie, would give WB a crap load of work to had if they were to move ahead with a sequel.
Sinestro wasn't handled very well in this film. I would of liked to have seen a lot more of him mentoring Hal, there was very little interaction between them. Sinestro, also, never casually put on a yellow power ring and became evil, he already had evil tendencies that he was drawn to. That, on top of everything else people found disappointing in the first movie, would give WB a crap load of work to had if they were to move ahead with a sequel.
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6:35PM on 06/27/2011
no shock here, if the story set up for a sequel then go ahead with the plan.
no shock here, if the story set up for a sequel then go ahead with the plan.
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9:26PM on 06/27/2011
Hey you, I did not say I want all superfilms to be like Nolan's Batman. I just want them to treat the other supes with the same level of quality, focus on the story, and not make a mishmash of whatever the suits think will sell best. Not to make em all dark and brooding, ok?
Hey you, I did not say I want all superfilms to be like Nolan's Batman. I just want them to treat the other supes with the same level of quality, focus on the story, and not make a mishmash of whatever the suits think will sell best. Not to make em all dark and brooding, ok?
6:16PM on 06/27/2011

Tell you what. . .

I really didn't like the film. The only entertaining part was the small amount of time the Lantern spent fighting that blob at the end of the movie. All the cool stiff he did with the ring, where was all that during the onslaught of boring science talk. But I'd be down for a sequel because that fight was pretty cool and now that the origin story is out of the way we could have a pretty good action flick with a second go.
I really didn't like the film. The only entertaining part was the small amount of time the Lantern spent fighting that blob at the end of the movie. All the cool stiff he did with the ring, where was all that during the onslaught of boring science talk. But I'd be down for a sequel because that fight was pretty cool and now that the origin story is out of the way we could have a pretty good action flick with a second go.
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5:35PM on 06/27/2011

I'm surprised

But to be honest, I'd be less surprised if they went ahead and announced a reboot.
But to be honest, I'd be less surprised if they went ahead and announced a reboot.
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5:11PM on 06/27/2011

YAY

i'm glad a sequel is coming most people say this film "sucks" but really what does that mean, and for the msot part the general audience sees maybe 1 film every two weeks so they don't know what suck is, its been compared to fantastic four, honestly there are worst films out there howard the duck anybody? manos hands of fate, werewolf, leonard part6, there are films that are actually bad, and this gets crap because it was a 3.5/5 it does have potential like superman returns had potential and if
i'm glad a sequel is coming most people say this film "sucks" but really what does that mean, and for the msot part the general audience sees maybe 1 film every two weeks so they don't know what suck is, its been compared to fantastic four, honestly there are worst films out there howard the duck anybody? manos hands of fate, werewolf, leonard part6, there are films that are actually bad, and this gets crap because it was a 3.5/5 it does have potential like superman returns had potential and if the fans could have kept their mouths shut for one movie we woulda got doomsday, but the fan backlash fucked that over. my point is sure gripe but be fair there are legetimately bad films, and this is not one of them, a truly awful film woulda been the jack black GL movie they planned, lets all be honest on that. the only problem with the suit wrong shade of green it didn't pop against the back ground because everything else were are slightly tinged green. that needed to be fixed the story needs to be told a little better. it was different from the dark knight thank god, because GL is not batman, he is not superman, ironman, or spiderman he is the Green Lantern, fighting in blackest night no evil shall escape his sight, let those who worship evil might, beware his power GREEN LANTERN'S LIGHT!!!
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5:37PM on 06/27/2011
Superman Return had NO potential!! It too was a bad movie that most everybody didn't like, hence why they didn't follow up on it with a direct sequel.
I see more or less 3 movies a week in theaters (must own over 800 movies on dvd/blu-ray and have been reading comic books for 24 years now). Does that qualify me to say it sucks? Because it is bad and poorly made. Not saying that you and the others who liked it are wrong for liking it. But it is a legitimately bad film that goes beyond the really
Superman Return had NO potential!! It too was a bad movie that most everybody didn't like, hence why they didn't follow up on it with a direct sequel.
I see more or less 3 movies a week in theaters (must own over 800 movies on dvd/blu-ray and have been reading comic books for 24 years now). Does that qualify me to say it sucks? Because it is bad and poorly made. Not saying that you and the others who liked it are wrong for liking it. But it is a legitimately bad film that goes beyond the really bad special effects and the goofy looking suits.
6:37PM on 06/27/2011
howard the duck is a modern day classic, curse you for mocking such fine cinema.
howard the duck is a modern day classic, curse you for mocking such fine cinema.
4:50PM on 06/27/2011
I don't mean to come off as arrogant but I find it funny to see the few people who actually liked this movie trying to defend it in any way.
Face it, the movie is bad. AS bad as Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider and Catwoman (well ok, that one is in a league of it's own). Bad as in GL feels like a SyFy movie.
Please stop saying that the ones (a vast majority by the way, that says something) who didn't like it are going in with to much expectations (??). To, give it a chance (???) We did give it a
I don't mean to come off as arrogant but I find it funny to see the few people who actually liked this movie trying to defend it in any way.
Face it, the movie is bad. AS bad as Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider and Catwoman (well ok, that one is in a league of it's own). Bad as in GL feels like a SyFy movie.
Please stop saying that the ones (a vast majority by the way, that says something) who didn't like it are going in with to much expectations (??). To, give it a chance (???) We did give it a chance by seeing it. And it's bad. WB/DC has let us down with GL. End of story. Move on to the next superhero and hope it's a better movie.
As for this talk of a sequel, like Mike said, it's probably only PR move to help take the negative spin off the film. It wouldn't be the first time a studio has done so.
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4:58PM on 06/27/2011
How can you even put it in the same category as Fantastic Four? A film directed by Tim Story?? This had some pretty solid performances (Mark Strong especially), visuals and to say any one of them were in the same boat as Chiklis 's Thing or Nic Cage in general...you're out of your gourd. Yes, it wasn't near as good as First Class, Nolan's Batman, Spider-Man 2 or Donner's Superman...but no way in hell AS bad as those.
How can you even put it in the same category as Fantastic Four? A film directed by Tim Story?? This had some pretty solid performances (Mark Strong especially), visuals and to say any one of them were in the same boat as Chiklis 's Thing or Nic Cage in general...you're out of your gourd. Yes, it wasn't near as good as First Class, Nolan's Batman, Spider-Man 2 or Donner's Superman...but no way in hell AS bad as those.
5:04PM on 06/27/2011
Are you serious? Solid performances and solid visuals?? I would say the performances were ok at best but the visuals?? Yeesh!
It either looked like a cgi suit floating around real elements or a real Ryan Reynolds head floating in cgi. Surrounded by fake looking GL Corps members. Hell, the sfx shots were better in Ghost Rider and Fantastic Four.
Are you serious? Solid performances and solid visuals?? I would say the performances were ok at best but the visuals?? Yeesh!
It either looked like a cgi suit floating around real elements or a real Ryan Reynolds head floating in cgi. Surrounded by fake looking GL Corps members. Hell, the sfx shots were better in Ghost Rider and Fantastic Four.
6:15PM on 06/27/2011
speak for yourself. i enjoyed the film far more than xmen or thor.
speak for yourself. i enjoyed the film far more than xmen or thor.
6:39PM on 06/27/2011
just accept the fact people can like this movie if they choose to, no point in convincing people, its called an opinion, you didn't like the movie then of course thats your right.
just accept the fact people can like this movie if they choose to, no point in convincing people, its called an opinion, you didn't like the movie then of course thats your right.
8:01PM on 06/27/2011
At least GL took chances. Fantastic Four had no balls. That's why they made the Thing with crappy makeup as opposed to taking chances with CGI. The costume was one of the finer elements of the film. You don't have to like it, but don't be a d-bag and right people off who did.
At least GL took chances. Fantastic Four had no balls. That's why they made the Thing with crappy makeup as opposed to taking chances with CGI. The costume was one of the finer elements of the film. You don't have to like it, but don't be a d-bag and right people off who did.
10:07PM on 06/27/2011
The suit was the crappiest part of the movie, which is evidenced by the fact that fan boys still feel the need to defend at this point in the game.
The suit was the crappiest part of the movie, which is evidenced by the fact that fan boys still feel the need to defend at this point in the game.
4:48PM on 06/27/2011
I know that a majority of the joblo fanvoys actually liked this film so yes there are lots of people including me that are stoked for the sequel.
I know that a majority of the joblo fanvoys actually liked this film so yes there are lots of people including me that are stoked for the sequel.
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4:42PM on 06/27/2011

Take a few steps back in 2

SPOILER ALERT:
If they do make a 2nd and I hope they do...don't start it with Sinestro already have rocked the ring, like shown at the end of the first. Allow that to just be a glimpse of what's to come, but give that moment a little more umph. Give him a reason to defy the Corp. Show Sinestro intimidating his enemies and instilling fear throughout 2 and before he crosses that line, THEN show that scene. As much as I liked to see that scene after the credits...I would have much more liked to
SPOILER ALERT:
If they do make a 2nd and I hope they do...don't start it with Sinestro already have rocked the ring, like shown at the end of the first. Allow that to just be a glimpse of what's to come, but give that moment a little more umph. Give him a reason to defy the Corp. Show Sinestro intimidating his enemies and instilling fear throughout 2 and before he crosses that line, THEN show that scene. As much as I liked to see that scene after the credits...I would have much more liked to see what drove him in a sequel.
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4:24PM on 06/27/2011
Well, it is odd that the studio would be going forward if the movie didn't do well. Thing is, this is an origin story and almost all origin stories have very little in the way of action. They're usually talky and I found this one to be no exception. That being said, I think there was enough to warrant a sequel but based on the critiques and the way the box office is going, this could well turn out to be another Fantastic Four. I was fine with the Green Lantern movie (read most of the Geoff
Well, it is odd that the studio would be going forward if the movie didn't do well. Thing is, this is an origin story and almost all origin stories have very little in the way of action. They're usually talky and I found this one to be no exception. That being said, I think there was enough to warrant a sequel but based on the critiques and the way the box office is going, this could well turn out to be another Fantastic Four. I was fine with the Green Lantern movie (read most of the Geoff Johns mini-series so if they make another movie, my world won't be destroyed.
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4:18PM on 06/27/2011
if this disastrously under performed and the majority of the movie audience has no interest why proceed forward? WB, pull out some non major character and do what Blade did
if this disastrously under performed and the majority of the movie audience has no interest why proceed forward? WB, pull out some non major character and do what Blade did
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3:54PM on 06/27/2011
I haven't seen the first one, but the fact that its going to get a sequel gives me hope.
I haven't seen the first one, but the fact that its going to get a sequel gives me hope.
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3:16PM on 06/27/2011
Wow, I'm hard pressed to find another recent film that people have over reacted to more than Green Lantern. I saw the film, I buy the comics and frankly it was not great but it was entertaining. Everyone needs to just chill out and give it a chance to grow rather than coming in guns blazing right from the get go. And frankly, most people were trashing it unjustly a year before it was even released. This is the problem with the internet age. We're trashing things (as though we're experts) before
Wow, I'm hard pressed to find another recent film that people have over reacted to more than Green Lantern. I saw the film, I buy the comics and frankly it was not great but it was entertaining. Everyone needs to just chill out and give it a chance to grow rather than coming in guns blazing right from the get go. And frankly, most people were trashing it unjustly a year before it was even released. This is the problem with the internet age. We're trashing things (as though we're experts) before it even has time to get out of the gate. For me the film wasn't up there with X men: FC but it wasn't in the leagues with the Fantastic Four, Daredevil or Ghost Rider. Even if you didn't like it why not just say what you'd like to see and cross your fingers for a better second installment?
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3:03PM on 06/27/2011
They would have to treat it as cleverly as Nolan does Batman or Vaughn does Xmen. Tell an intriguing story, ease of the romance and comedic relief, and stop painting it by the numbers. And above all get a director who is into the genre. Cuaron, Bowie Jr., Edgar Wright perhaps.
They would have to treat it as cleverly as Nolan does Batman or Vaughn does Xmen. Tell an intriguing story, ease of the romance and comedic relief, and stop painting it by the numbers. And above all get a director who is into the genre. Cuaron, Bowie Jr., Edgar Wright perhaps.
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6:42PM on 06/27/2011
people just need to realize not every movie can be like The Dark Knight
people just need to realize not every movie can be like The Dark Knight
2:37PM on 06/27/2011

No.

MORE GREEN LANTERN FILMS. Unless you ummm get some better people to make your CGI. Make the film less cheesey can cartoony. Keep ryan he was good. the only thing good about the film. And get a better plot and writers. And maybe, just maybe it will be good. WHy dont' they get writers who wrote the comic's ever. LOL don't you think that would be a better idea.
MORE GREEN LANTERN FILMS. Unless you ummm get some better people to make your CGI. Make the film less cheesey can cartoony. Keep ryan he was good. the only thing good about the film. And get a better plot and writers. And maybe, just maybe it will be good. WHy dont' they get writers who wrote the comic's ever. LOL don't you think that would be a better idea.
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2:30PM on 06/27/2011

Cut your losses on this one WB

Scrap the first movie, go back to the drawing board and in the meantime focus on another character like The Flash until you come up with an approach to this material that actually works, because this lame IRON MAN wannabe vibe doesn't. I vote for a JJ Abrahms Directed reboot.
Scrap the first movie, go back to the drawing board and in the meantime focus on another character like The Flash until you come up with an approach to this material that actually works, because this lame IRON MAN wannabe vibe doesn't. I vote for a JJ Abrahms Directed reboot.
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2:29PM on 06/27/2011
I left the movie having enjoyed myself but overall I felt the movie could have been much better. If the get some help on the writing next time I think it could be great, I wanted it to be great. So go on and bring me another one, with a bit more epic feel to it.
I left the movie having enjoyed myself but overall I felt the movie could have been much better. If the get some help on the writing next time I think it could be great, I wanted it to be great. So go on and bring me another one, with a bit more epic feel to it.
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2:17PM on 06/27/2011
How was Xmen First Class better?

Everything that happened in that movie was just bad. There is no suspense the missile crisis didnt amount to anything. All the jokes and training were obvious Havoc aim for the middle statue then he hits all but the middle. None of the powers made sense Magneto wraps brass bars around a Emma Frost who can turn to diamond and that hurts her? Kevin Bacon couldve just absorbed nuclear energy and blasted the states by himself why did he have to
How was Xmen First Class better?

Everything that happened in that movie was just bad. There is no suspense the missile crisis didnt amount to anything. All the jokes and training were obvious Havoc aim for the middle statue then he hits all but the middle. None of the powers made sense Magneto wraps brass bars around a Emma Frost who can turn to diamond and that hurts her? Kevin Bacon couldve just absorbed nuclear energy and blasted the states by himself why did he have to cause the Cuban missile crisis? And of course Prof.X and Magneto split up in the end, yet they are together in X3 when the recruit Jean Grey which was a flashback.

Green Lantern wasnt perfect but it was at least covering NEW GROUND with a NEW character to big screen instead of this lame ass prequel to a series that didnt need one. When the hell is the Xmen series going to show us something new? Sentinels, villains other than Magneto, or Stryker how about Mr Sinister, or Apocalypse we can never see anything new if they keep going back to the origin of this that and the other. At least Green Lantern was a character that hasnt been shown in live action before (not counting that awful JLA pilot).

Green Lantern 2 should be a blast.

Note: I like how everyone is giving Michael Bay a pass on TF2, and still pumped for TF3, when you know he already screwed that series.
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1:49PM on 06/27/2011
I enjoyed Green Lantern - it was as good a movie as Thor, not as good as X-Men First Class, but still entertaining and a fun bit of fantasy sci-fi. I'd certainly give a sequel a chance.
I enjoyed Green Lantern - it was as good a movie as Thor, not as good as X-Men First Class, but still entertaining and a fun bit of fantasy sci-fi. I'd certainly give a sequel a chance.
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1:30PM on 06/27/2011

Good!

IMHO...I'm optimistic that a sequel will do the trick in creating a profitable franchise. Keep RR and Martin Campbell on, but can the writers and editors and keep WB away from the editing process.
The GL storyline has many future stories that can be told, and capture the audience, only if it is done right.
IMHO...I'm optimistic that a sequel will do the trick in creating a profitable franchise. Keep RR and Martin Campbell on, but can the writers and editors and keep WB away from the editing process.
The GL storyline has many future stories that can be told, and capture the audience, only if it is done right.
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1:30PM on 06/27/2011
As film fans all we want is a good film (sequel or otherwise). If they keep close to the original source, learn from their mistakes (ample CGI does not translate into a good film - especially if it's done to distract from everything else the film is lacking)shift their focus from making a kid-friendly film to just making true visual telling of the beloved source material, them we will have a film which I will gladly sacrifice my $10-15 and 2+ hours of my life for. Otherwise, if they still go
As film fans all we want is a good film (sequel or otherwise). If they keep close to the original source, learn from their mistakes (ample CGI does not translate into a good film - especially if it's done to distract from everything else the film is lacking)shift their focus from making a kid-friendly film to just making true visual telling of the beloved source material, them we will have a film which I will gladly sacrifice my $10-15 and 2+ hours of my life for. Otherwise, if they still go ahead and still make the film without showing any signs of having learned anything from their experiences of the first, I say let them go ahead and waste their time and money. I'll just find a better film to watch instead.
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12:46PM on 06/27/2011

i would start with it not sucking cock. namely, make it about GREEN FUCKING LANTERN.

not "carol loves hal" or "hal's a fucking dickhole" or "holy shit, paralax is the end-all evil. why? cuz i fucking said so, that's why" or "hey, sinestro put that ring on just cuz".

fuck. that movie was dumb as hell.
not "carol loves hal" or "hal's a fucking dickhole" or "holy shit, paralax is the end-all evil. why? cuz i fucking said so, that's why" or "hey, sinestro put that ring on just cuz".

fuck. that movie was dumb as hell.
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12:44PM on 06/27/2011
Green Lantern 2 - final gross: $39,219,476
Green Lantern 2 - final gross: $39,219,476
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12:11PM on 06/27/2011

Please, just make it good.

That's all I want.
That's all I want.
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11:59AM on 06/27/2011

Good...

It is nice that they see the potential and give the character another chance.
They just need to avoid the mistakes they made the first time (weak scripts, lousy editing) and this could turn out profitable for fans and the studio!
It is nice that they see the potential and give the character another chance.
They just need to avoid the mistakes they made the first time (weak scripts, lousy editing) and this could turn out profitable for fans and the studio!
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11:48AM on 06/27/2011
With a better script and storyline, this franchise can only go up given it's cast. I liked Reynolds as Hal and Strong is a perfect Sinestro. The rest was good too. The visualizations of OA and everything else were wonderful as well... Just the writing lacked terribly. It suffered a lot from having to be an origins tale, taking away a lot of majesty and potential.
With a better script and storyline, this franchise can only go up given it's cast. I liked Reynolds as Hal and Strong is a perfect Sinestro. The rest was good too. The visualizations of OA and everything else were wonderful as well... Just the writing lacked terribly. It suffered a lot from having to be an origins tale, taking away a lot of majesty and potential.
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11:32AM on 06/27/2011

I tried to love this movie...

But it really just kind of sucked balls. The only entertaining parts were GL using the ring or reynolds being his normal sarcastic self. Other than that i really didnt like what i saw (besides lively). No way i thought this movie warranted a sequal, and i hope it doesnt get one so hopefully they can put more time and effort into something new like flash or aquaman..
But it really just kind of sucked balls. The only entertaining parts were GL using the ring or reynolds being his normal sarcastic self. Other than that i really didnt like what i saw (besides lively). No way i thought this movie warranted a sequal, and i hope it doesnt get one so hopefully they can put more time and effort into something new like flash or aquaman..
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11:23AM on 06/27/2011

Fingers Crossed...

...that this isn't just a PR move. In GL's second week, my theater was already down to only 3 showings a day and yeah, most people I've talked to said they hated it, but looking at it selfishly, it's already in my top ten favorite superhero flicks and I'm eager for more. Take these hopes with a grain of whatever, though, seeing as I'm the guy who feels First Class is one of the worst superhero movies yet and that Catwoman is actually pretty good. If I wasn't so sincere about it I'd be a troll,
...that this isn't just a PR move. In GL's second week, my theater was already down to only 3 showings a day and yeah, most people I've talked to said they hated it, but looking at it selfishly, it's already in my top ten favorite superhero flicks and I'm eager for more. Take these hopes with a grain of whatever, though, seeing as I'm the guy who feels First Class is one of the worst superhero movies yet and that Catwoman is actually pretty good. If I wasn't so sincere about it I'd be a troll, eh?
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11:21AM on 06/27/2011
Reboot it with the black dude. He should have been the GL in this movie if you ask me. I hate Ryan Reynolds.
Reboot it with the black dude. He should have been the GL in this movie if you ask me. I hate Ryan Reynolds.
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11:10AM on 06/27/2011

Classic PR move

Just like when Sharon Stone said she was going to direct "Basic Instinct 3" after the second film flopped, or when "Tron 3" was almost immediately announced to be in development after the second film saw less-than-hopeful numbers (although, at least in that case, Disney knew it had a huge gap in time between the first and second films and the disappointment of the movie may have been more expected).

Chances are, unless Green Lantern suddenly picks up business domestically and/or
Just like when Sharon Stone said she was going to direct "Basic Instinct 3" after the second film flopped, or when "Tron 3" was almost immediately announced to be in development after the second film saw less-than-hopeful numbers (although, at least in that case, Disney knew it had a huge gap in time between the first and second films and the disappointment of the movie may have been more expected).

Chances are, unless Green Lantern suddenly picks up business domestically and/or internationally (where it's doing exceptionally poorly in key targets like the UK), this will never happen and they'll attempt another reboot in the next ten years. Think "Hulk." Or, maybe not, since Green Lantern isn't even half as popular to the average person as the Hulk was - and look how both of those films strained for blockbuster status.
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11:21AM on 06/27/2011
Well said.
Well said.
11:02AM on 06/27/2011

Green means Go!

I liked it. I saw it twice...and minus a few things, I enjoyed it. Had all the elements of a fun super hero flick. This movie got a much undeserved thrashing. After seeing Iron Man 2, Fantastic Four 1 & 2, Wolverine Origins, X-Men 3, Spider-Man 3, Dare Devil, Elektra, Superman Returns and I'm sure a few others, this wasn't THAT bad at all. Geez...you'd think by the reviews there were robots talkin ghetto and humping legs. This was a movie trying to be sincere with little to no corniness...like,
I liked it. I saw it twice...and minus a few things, I enjoyed it. Had all the elements of a fun super hero flick. This movie got a much undeserved thrashing. After seeing Iron Man 2, Fantastic Four 1 & 2, Wolverine Origins, X-Men 3, Spider-Man 3, Dare Devil, Elektra, Superman Returns and I'm sure a few others, this wasn't THAT bad at all. Geez...you'd think by the reviews there were robots talkin ghetto and humping legs. This was a movie trying to be sincere with little to no corniness...like, I dunno...a JAzz number. Do 2...but on egg shells. Keep the cast and the story...just touch up the things that didn't work well in 1. Like Hal's family, the interaction with the Guardians and maybe expand the cast with more Corp members. I loved Tomar Re and Kilowog, but I want to see Salaak, Bodikka and that round one with little arms and legs
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11:05AM on 06/27/2011
I agree with everything you said, I'd also like to see Ch'p.
I agree with everything you said, I'd also like to see Ch'p.
10:51AM on 06/27/2011
I was one of the very few people who dug the hell out of this movie. I'm glad the WB has just as much faith in this franchise as I do. I never liked the Green Lantern on Earth so if I made the second one I would stick to the other/outer worldly stuff, I mean they set up the Yellow Lanters and the origin of Star Saphire for part 2 so I say go with it. Another cool idea would be if the second one was the origin/introduction of either Guy Gardner or John Stewart. Back in the day sequels used to
I was one of the very few people who dug the hell out of this movie. I'm glad the WB has just as much faith in this franchise as I do. I never liked the Green Lantern on Earth so if I made the second one I would stick to the other/outer worldly stuff, I mean they set up the Yellow Lanters and the origin of Star Saphire for part 2 so I say go with it. Another cool idea would be if the second one was the origin/introduction of either Guy Gardner or John Stewart. Back in the day sequels used to mean you got two of the same character like in Terminator 2, so two Green Lantern's makes sequel sense to me. I totally think the movie does need a better design team and director, though I have no idea who that would be. Too bad the WB doesn't have the foresight to just have Green lantern 2 be a big screen Brave and the Bold, they can team Hal Jordan up with any of the characters they have waiting in the wings.
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10:22AM on 06/27/2011

MAKE THE SEQUEL

Look, obviously it wasn't a great film. I enjoyed it for what it was, although it definitely could be a lot better. WB can't give up on GL. He is a great character and if done right, can be a HUGE success for WB.
They should keep the cast, but get a new creative team behind it. Geoff Johns should still be involved with coming up with the story. But, they definitely need new (and less) writers. Didn't four people write the script or something? Maybe thats why it seemed so disjointed. Or maybe
Look, obviously it wasn't a great film. I enjoyed it for what it was, although it definitely could be a lot better. WB can't give up on GL. He is a great character and if done right, can be a HUGE success for WB.
They should keep the cast, but get a new creative team behind it. Geoff Johns should still be involved with coming up with the story. But, they definitely need new (and less) writers. Didn't four people write the script or something? Maybe thats why it seemed so disjointed. Or maybe it was the editing, studio interference. Pick a creative team with a strong, clear vision, and let them do their thing.
Also, PLEASE release an extended cut of GL on DVD if it exists. Read this: [link]
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10:03AM on 06/27/2011
I'm sorry for my second post on this page but I knew very little of Green Lantern during my comic book days and have only really been introduced to him via the animated stuff and this movie. Why did the ring not choose Bruce Wayne...or even Clark Kent? A Green Lantern Batman or Superman...who'd want to f**k with the Green Lantern Corps then?
I'm sorry for my second post on this page but I knew very little of Green Lantern during my comic book days and have only really been introduced to him via the animated stuff and this movie. Why did the ring not choose Bruce Wayne...or even Clark Kent? A Green Lantern Batman or Superman...who'd want to f**k with the Green Lantern Corps then?
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11:03AM on 06/27/2011
Superman isn't human and the ring needed a human protector for Earth. The ring also needs someone without fear and Batman isn't fearless as his image is based on fear.
Superman isn't human and the ring needed a human protector for Earth. The ring also needs someone without fear and Batman isn't fearless as his image is based on fear.
12:48PM on 06/27/2011
if you're to go along with the movie's reasoning, the ring needed a human douche bag that no one could get behind as a hero.
if you're to go along with the movie's reasoning, the ring needed a human douche bag that no one could get behind as a hero.
9:30AM on 06/27/2011
The first film could have used a bit more work, but the character of GL is definitely deserving of a great franchise. Here's hoping the second movie can knock it out of the park rather than just a base hit...
The first film could have used a bit more work, but the character of GL is definitely deserving of a great franchise. Here's hoping the second movie can knock it out of the park rather than just a base hit...
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9:32AM on 06/27/2011
i dont know if i'd say base hit. more like a 'reached base on error'
i dont know if i'd say base hit. more like a 'reached base on error'
9:27AM on 06/27/2011

MAYBE ...

... preproduction on second movie has gone to far to quit or they are planning to use same sets ... Who knows ... The first movie had potential, second could definitely be better. It's WB call from now on, but I say better sequel, than reboot few years later.
... preproduction on second movie has gone to far to quit or they are planning to use same sets ... Who knows ... The first movie had potential, second could definitely be better. It's WB call from now on, but I say better sequel, than reboot few years later.
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9:25AM on 06/27/2011
Actually they are right. While the current film is mediocre at best, there is potential and since the origin is now out of the way, a second film could get right to the action with a better script and a director with a better handle on the material... and a villain that doesn't resemble a giant cloud of feces.
Actually they are right. While the current film is mediocre at best, there is potential and since the origin is now out of the way, a second film could get right to the action with a better script and a director with a better handle on the material... and a villain that doesn't resemble a giant cloud of feces.
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9:24AM on 06/27/2011
Ok, so theyre moving ahead with continuing this turd, but they wanted to stop with the very good and underrated "Superman Returns" simply because SR ONLY made $300 mil. Can anyone say "out of touch" at WB?
Ok, so theyre moving ahead with continuing this turd, but they wanted to stop with the very good and underrated "Superman Returns" simply because SR ONLY made $300 mil. Can anyone say "out of touch" at WB?
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10:51AM on 06/27/2011
Although i dont agree GL was a turd pound for pound (i just thought it needed more time with villains and fighting) but i do 100% agree that superman returns was a pretty good movie and deserved a sequel.
Although i dont agree GL was a turd pound for pound (i just thought it needed more time with villains and fighting) but i do 100% agree that superman returns was a pretty good movie and deserved a sequel.
11:12AM on 06/27/2011
Returns is not "very good" and isn't "underrated". That movie sucked ass and didn't even make any sense.

The reason 300 mil wasn't good enough is because WB spent more than that over the years just DEVELOPING a new Superman movie, which none ever panned out.

I don't want a stalker, rapist Superman with Daddy Issues who just flies around the entire movie because it looks cool. I don't want a stupid, annoying Lex Luthor who is everything BUT an evil bad ass. Movie was terrible.
Returns is not "very good" and isn't "underrated". That movie sucked ass and didn't even make any sense.

The reason 300 mil wasn't good enough is because WB spent more than that over the years just DEVELOPING a new Superman movie, which none ever panned out.

I don't want a stalker, rapist Superman with Daddy Issues who just flies around the entire movie because it looks cool. I don't want a stupid, annoying Lex Luthor who is everything BUT an evil bad ass. Movie was terrible.
5:31PM on 06/27/2011
Pleased to see this time you resisted any homophobic rants when expressing your rationale for disliking Green Lantern. You're growing up a little child.
Pleased to see this time you resisted any homophobic rants when expressing your rationale for disliking Green Lantern. You're growing up a little child.
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9:21AM on 06/27/2011
I love comic book characters but let's face it...most of the comic book movies out there aren't very good. With regard to Green Lantern, I'm also a Ryan Reynolds fan so I really wanted to like this movie...but I wasn't expecting much due to the negativity that was surrounding it. That said...I got the same vibes from First Class but that turned out to be excellent...one of the few very good comic book movies out there. As it turned out...GL was as bad as expected...and will fight for the
I love comic book characters but let's face it...most of the comic book movies out there aren't very good. With regard to Green Lantern, I'm also a Ryan Reynolds fan so I really wanted to like this movie...but I wasn't expecting much due to the negativity that was surrounding it. That said...I got the same vibes from First Class but that turned out to be excellent...one of the few very good comic book movies out there. As it turned out...GL was as bad as expected...and will fight for the bottom spot of my league of comic book movies. In its defense...it has good competition for the spot (both FF4 movies and Ghost Rider to name but three - Cat Woman and Elektra are actually worse than last spot so aren't involved in the fight). My only reason for supporting a sequel for GL is as the article said...the seeds were laid in this crappy movie...characters introduced...concept introduced so the next movie can really concentrate on a good story line which has a proper villain for Reynolds to fight. I believe it is possible...but if not...I'll still watch the movie coz...well...that's just the way I am ;o)
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9:11AM on 06/27/2011

Justice League

I've heard rumors that Warners can't go ahead with a Justice League movie because Warners can't get out of the contract they signed with George Miller back in 2007. Well, in that case, they could have Superman, Wonderwoman, Green Arrow and Batman appear in the sequel and have the villain be Darkseid. They could save Sinestro as a villain for Green Lantern 3. Frankly, I don't think audiences are interested in another Green Lantern solo movie but an unofficial Justice League movie might get
I've heard rumors that Warners can't go ahead with a Justice League movie because Warners can't get out of the contract they signed with George Miller back in 2007. Well, in that case, they could have Superman, Wonderwoman, Green Arrow and Batman appear in the sequel and have the villain be Darkseid. They could save Sinestro as a villain for Green Lantern 3. Frankly, I don't think audiences are interested in another Green Lantern solo movie but an unofficial Justice League movie might get people's attention.
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8:54AM on 06/27/2011
I saw the movie twice, I really liked it. It could definitely be better in some places but the end "fight scene" blow me away.
I saw the movie twice, I really liked it. It could definitely be better in some places but the end "fight scene" blow me away.
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8:44AM on 06/27/2011
i'll see it if its actually really good
i'll see it if its actually really good
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8:42AM on 06/27/2011

sure

I saw the first one for free so i can't really complain. I enjoyed it enough though to maybe see a second one. The movie wasn't great by any means but there is enough interesting GL story out there to make him interesting.
I saw the first one for free so i can't really complain. I enjoyed it enough though to maybe see a second one. The movie wasn't great by any means but there is enough interesting GL story out there to make him interesting.
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