This movie has such potential and Warner Bros. blew it! Sure the movie made $219 million worldwide but their budget was $200 million, so that is considered a failure in Hollywood’s eyes. I mean let’s be honest with a Rotten Tomato score of 26%, things can’t go well at the box office.
The Green Lantern Corps, a defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries in the universe and reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by one of the Green Lanter Rings. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after the death of Abin Sur who passed the ring to him. Spurred on by his sense of duty and love the beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. Hal Jordan is the universe’s last chance.
What I Liked About It:
The visuals were well done, you can clearly tell that they knew they better do it right since half the movie is in space and numerous people are flying around. Second, while the storyline line lacked that “Iron Man” luster that fanboys seem to crave, Ryan Reynolds did a pretty good job for what he was given. It may have been a horrible movie, but I enjoyed watching him take on the character of Hal Jordan.
Mark Strong as Sinestro is the best thing about the movie. Strong has this unique ability to really showcase was Sinestro is all about when it comes to being a villain. While he comes off as evil, in his mind the character believes he is doing what is right for the universe.
What I Think Didn’t Work;
While Reynolds is pretty to look at on the big screen, he really doesn’t help the newest DC Comic Universe character come to life as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. Though the downfall is if you are a Green Lantern fan, you won’t enjoy it as much as you would like. The storyline is very basic and full of cheesy dialog that was written poorly. Not to mention you only get a brief look at the other Lanterns you so love.
What gets me the most is that you had actors like Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett, and Peter Sarsgaard and they all are wasted talent in supporting characters that have no depth whatsoever. t was a disappointing movie that really needed a “Marvel” touch. They need to figure out a shared universe plan for these movies, not just some one-off flick for the fanboys to enjoy.
All in all, this isn’t worth your time to go out and spend money on a movie ticket. Wait for Green Lantern to come out on DVD and OnDemand.
Check out the trailer below.