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June 20, 2011

Green Lantern (2011)


"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!!"


THE STORY

The strongest Green Lantern, Abin Sur, had fallen under the surprise attack of his arc nemesis, Parallax, that he had imprisoned years before it escaped... Though badly wounded, before he died, he managed to escape the Parallax's attack and headed to earth for the selection of the one who's worthy of wearing his power ring... Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynold) was chosen by the ring to be the heir of Abin Sur's power and because of that, he must bear the responsibility of guarding the earth from any threat...

However, being a mere human with an attitude, Hal was not trusted by other members of the Green Lantern Corp... Other Lanterns believed that he wouldn't be able to live up to Abin Sur's soaring reputation as one of the guardians of the universe... Hal, though shaken at first, later on manned up in order to defend earth from Parallax that was going after Abin Sur's power ring...


THE AWESOME FACTORS


CGI and costume

The cost for making and promoting this movie is $300 Million (more expensive than The Dark Knight and the upcoming Iron Man 3) and I could guess that a large percentage of that sum went to the process of making the Computer Generated Image (CGI) effects... Heck, even the costumes are fully computer generated... No wonder it cost so much... Well, as a result, this movie looks awesome...




Humor

Besides clever jokes in the script, a few scenes such as the part when Hal brought out a green chainsaw and a machine gun during his power training also won a few laughs from the audience... The funniest would be the part when Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), Hal's love interest, discovered his true identity despite him wearing a mask...


Ryan Reynolds

His greatly sculptured body is not the only thing that was mesmerizing in the movie... His acting is also superb... I guess he has the talent to become a superhero since he was also brilliant acting as Deadpool in X-Men Origin: Wolverine... 



THE LESS AWESOME FACTORS


The Story

Since the movie is the first ever, the story revolves around on the introduction of the Green Lantern Corp. and the development of Hal Jordan from a punk who always messes things up into a respected Green Lantern which is typical for a superhero movie (the movie Thor kinda has similar story)... Furthermore, the story could be a bit confusing for those who could not keep up with the comic book terms such the power of the will VS fear, the battery, yellow ring and so on because there are so many things that needed to be introduced in the Green Lantern world... 

 
Blake Lively

I was expecting more (in terms of acting and appearance) from Blake Lively since she's one of the main casts and a rising young Hollywood star...


ALL IN ALL

Because of the mediocre story line and the flooding of CGI effects, most critics refer this movie as too cartoonish and thus, concluding that it is unworthy to watch... However, in my point of view, this movie is kinda awesome... The fact that it has more appeal to me might be because of my love towards the comic books and animated series... It's like watching a more realistic Green Lantern cartoon... Therefore, I think that this movie will be better accepted among young audience since they are more into comic books and cartoons...

Besides that, the charm also comes from Ryan Reynolds where as a good actor, he successful portrayed humor, sympathy, lost of hope and determination...

Despite all the bashing from movie critics, I still had a great time watching it... It was so entertaining for me that I even thought of watching the movie again while watching half of it...


3 out of 5 stars...


Yes folks, there might be a sequel... In case u didn't know, there was a short clip of Sinestro wearing the yellow ring that was forged originally to fight Parallax after the end credit...


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I seriously dont know why the critiks are so mean about this movie. I think that it's very entertaining

I agree with you that Blake Lively is kinda stiff

Part Time Wanker said...

Wow!
Thanks
I didn't know there was an end credit clip

Yeah for sequel!!

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