Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: Green Lantern


Marvel dominated the superhero movie scene with its million-budget adaptations of their popular comic book characters. DC on the other opted for a quality over quantity approach, with the success of The Dark Knight, every comic book and movie enthusiasts were expecting much from the Green Lantern.
In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power... Green Lantern's light!

Fans of the comic book were thrilled that Green Lantern finally got the chance to be made into a live action. Non-comic book fans were also excited to see something fresh and that what made Green Lantern even more popular.

Story-wise, it was partially adopted from the comic books and tweaked for the movie. Hal Jordan was the famous of all the Green Lanterns and his story was magnificently told in a CGI rich film. Watching this movie will make your jaw drop in amazement. Sadly the amazement stops there. Even though the main essence on how Hal Jordan got the ring was there, the main story line itself wasn't engaging and overall it was shallow and dry. Ryan Reynolds is a good actor and he was good as Deadpool back on Wolverine Origins and his acting here at Green Lantern looks like laid back or restricted.

Speaking of acting, the chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively wasn't that appealing. Don't know if there's something lacking or the story just overshadowed it. What makes a good movie is when people retold some parts they liked over and over again and laughed about it, sadly, Green Lantern lacked that "epic-scene-you-want-everyone-to-remember"

On the positive note, fighting scenes and the aircraft maneuver were note-worthy.

I am not discouraging anyone from watching the film because if you're into massive CGIs and an ample amount of action then this movie is for you. Hardcore superhero fans may tend to shove off some stuff but will eventually accept this movie.

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