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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Green Lantern Movie Review


Movie in a glimpse
"In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ringthat grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all."extracted from Wikipedia

My talk:
It’s rare that I would extracted the whole synopsis out of another page but it’s the only way to avoid any mistake as superhero movies tend to take in various unhealthy arguments that could lead to a lot of confusion.

I was excited to hear that one of my more favorable superheroes from the DC universe was finally getting his own movie. But like most DC movies especially superman returns. They didn’t do a good job for it.

Ryan Reynolds although witty was not able to project the military and serious side of the original human green lantern and would be caused by the plot in having a love interest and all. He didn’t seem to be putting in a lot of heart in the movie though he does have a rip body as well.

They should have used Sinestro as the main antagonist and took away the parallax version of the beginning of green lantern but I guess they decided to capitalize on a sequel with a better story to tell. Big giant beings are really cliché and possess no space for a better fight sequence.

The flow of the movie was anti-climatic, you reach one part that looked like it will turn interesting and then it slowed down again, it was very tiresome to watch.

However, the scenery and the graphics that were used to enhance the power of the ring were at least admirable. The ring is not magical, it is based on your imagination to create and your will to strengthen it.

Stamped and mailed
With other highly rated movies being shown at the same time in Malaysia like Super 8 and X-Men. It’s not recommended for you guys to watch it unless you got nothing else to watch.

I know blake lively is in it and all, but please do not watch it for her sake. If you want her so badly just go watch gossip girl.

Special notes:
There is an extra screen after the credits that show a very very obvious sequel in the making.

and also a LG phone is featured in the film, turn LG the other way and its GL= Green Lantern!
a bit obvious but it sure makes sense for LG to cover that part. 

Better Better movie reviews: Isaac's breakdown on who's hot and who's not in the film.'s critically critical movie review.
Rating: 2/5

People whom i went with to watch: Tony, Isaac, Kenwooi, Melissa, Sherry

Thanks to Nuffnang for the invites once again. ^^


Isaac Tan said...

superb in getting the review up ! The movie.. not so superb. hehe

Skinny R said...

2 out of 5 only?

better save my money for transformers later..

bendan said...

Awhhh... low rate from everyone. I think i'm not going for it. =[

Sad Nuff didnt invite me. T,T'

Isaac Tan said...

Wahaha, who's hot and who's not :P

benjaminvai said...

@isaac. i thought would interest people more to click it. hope ure ok with it.

@richard yea its not really dat good. it i bet it would be awesome in bluray 3d. haha

@kah mon. next time go other movies wan ma.

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