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Green Lantern  (2011; Rated Rated PG-13)

Green Lantern
C-
 

“He's an ambiguously...heroic hero.”

-Richard Roeper

Green Lantern  Review

Green Lantern

(2011; PG-13)

In theaters:
Friday, 17 June 2011

Genre:
Action, Science Fiction

Cast:
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard

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Ted said on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 11:00:24 PM
I watched Green Lantern today with my 3D tv and found the movie to be more enjoyable than I remembered. I watched Spider-man last night and even though I loved the reboot I don't think that the 3D was as bright and dazzling as Green Lantern. Green Lantern looks sharp. Spider-man has a darker look. Critics are so very fickle. I don't think that GL received a fair score. There is no way that Spider-man deserved a 70 percent if Green Lantern deserved an 18 percent. I don't think that GL is overly campy.GL is no more campy than a teenager getting bit by a spider-or an alien with great molecular density defying gravity-or a god man guzzling beer with a scientist - or a woman spy grabbing ahold of a space craft flying at 45-60 miles an hour. The light show alone should garnish over 50% for Green Lantern.

Scott Eggleston said on Saturday, December 10, 2011 10:57:58 PM
Earlier tonight I gave you a rather harsh comment because you didn't like this film. I want to officially apologize. I was acting like a prideful fanboy brat. I decided to veiw some of your other reveiws on such things as Machete and House of Wax (both of which i really enjoyed). And i noticed you did give positve reveiws to some comic films. Now I'm not turning around and kissing your ass because you actually happen to like some of the movies I like. And I'll still never trust critics in general as i beleive in the individual and I'm sure there are even people out there that liked "Kickin' It Old School" haha. I felt the need to write this as even I dislike dickhead fanboys and refused to be seen as one. A respectful opinionated fanboy is better, and that's how I'd like to be seen. Ohter than that, Green Lantern was great!

Scott Eggleston said on Saturday, December 10, 2011 9:24:25 PM
*Sigh* You just can't wait to trash these films can you Roeper? Don't lie to me. Your obviously not a fan. Hey I knew I'd hate Twilight so I avoided veiwing it and when a friend asked me to give it a fair chance I did....and I hated it! But that's obviously not my kind of movie. Plenty of people like it, it's successful, so I can't really knock it. But what I won't do is trash it publicly to people who might actually enjoy it because obviously I KNEW it wouldn't be my kind of thing. Somehow I think it's the same with you Richard. You went into this with a air of contempt anyway. Hell you just bashed a highly beloved character. Obviously you don't like Green Lantern as a character anyway so why watch it and press your opinion on others who do. Now I understaind it's your job, but you don't seem very credible when you just ooze with "I could care less about this franchise or comic movies in general" vibe. Seems unfair but I understand that's the way the reveiw buisness is done. Makes me sad. Green Lantern had a few setbacks in the way of being true to the core material (something you obviously wouldn't catch) but on a whole, it gets an acceptable score from this fella. It did it's job as a movie. It entertained me and my compadres. But hey, I'm just an average joe, not a big time movie maker like yo-....oh yeah...Heck man if you even post this comment I'll be suprised...

nonya said on Friday, September 02, 2011 2:27:59 PM
a movie for geeks written by geeks, made by geeks it lacked any soul.

I made the mistake of thinking Ryan Reynolds might make Green Lantern more than it is, even getting close to being comparable to Edward Norton's resurrection of The Hulk series into something I look forward to seeing more of.

Reynolds doesn't have it, not sure if he'll ever be one of those actors, ever.

dragon said on Monday, August 08, 2011 4:14:19 PM
does anyone think some movie critics read comicbooks before seeing comicbook film to get an idea what the movie & characters are all about or do they go to do there job without reading comics? it was good film i it some kid humor in it but thats hal jordan character is littel humor all serious origins of characters where exactly except for the evil force forgot its name , & yellow ring origin where changed.

slightly a bit but still true to comic story unlike greenhornet

Seth Mecklenburg said on Monday, August 08, 2011 2:01:06 AM
Like "Transformers Revenge of the Fallen," this overly budgeted summer wannabe lacks a key component: Soul. The action scenes have no dramatic kick and the "romance" or "dramatic" scenes or almost comparable to soap opera acting(or Twilight Saga Acting). Disappointing film.

Lou said on Friday, July 29, 2011 10:31:38 AM
I kind of liked the movie after seeing it for a second time yesterday. If you just forget all the negativity about the film and just watch it for what it is without judging every second, then its rather enjoyable.
The only part I absolutely hate is when Hal shows off in front of his friend, Tom, and then goes to "get the girl". That part couldn't be more cheesy and didn't fit into the movie's mood at all.
Anyway, I believe now that the origin is out of the way, a sequel would be a good idea to boot this franchise with Sinestro going evil. It's too early in the game to just call for a reboot, which seems to be a solution to everything now. The sequel just really needs better writing, a director who knows the material, and focused as a space sci-fi epic rather than just another CBM flick.

Gordon said on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 4:31:51 PM
Richard,
Thanks for the advice...I was on the fence, but after seeing your review I think I'll wait for the RedBox. Tell Jim Johnson I said hey!

Steve said on Sunday, July 03, 2011 12:01:10 AM
Green something thats for sure.

Roch Longueépée said on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:05:15 AM
I was sorely disappointed with Green Lantern. The movie script had no substance. The acting seemed more suited for juveniles and children. Certainly when one compares movies like 'Batman Begins, Spiderman, Xmen, etc... Green Lantern just doesn't make the grade at all. I am surprised by the generosity of some in their personal ratings of this film. The movie received way too much hype and promotion. I don't think Ryan Reynolds should hang his hat on this one. Terrible movie, a waste of money.

 
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