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Grew up reading Green Lantern more than Superman or Batman and I'm talking back in the old days. I was besides myself when I heard it was being made into a movie. Went out the first weekend to watch it (in 3D no less.) The movie was a complete and utter disaster. Bad enough where this die hard Green Lantern fan is not going to invest in a blu-ray copy. Yeah...that bad.
 

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Grew up reading Green Lantern more than Superman or Batman and I'm talking back in the old days. I was besides myself when I heard it was being made into a movie. Went out the first weekend to watch it (in 3D no less.) The movie was a complete and utter disaster. Bad enough where this die hard Green Lantern fan is not going to invest in a blu-ray copy. Yeah...that bad.

I was also a big Green Lantern fan as a kid. I haven't seen the movie yet, but was planning on buying the 3D Blu-Ray. But having another GL fan panning it like this isn't good news. Why don't they have directors who are familiar with the source material direct these? I would think the results would be better.
 

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This had to be the most boring movie I have seen in years. Walked out at the 15 minute mark.

I haven't heard good reviews on this, but interested in seeing it anyway... but are you saying you paid for a ticket, and after 15 minutes you left?

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Why don't they have directors who are familiar with the source material direct these? I would think the results would be better.

If you are talking about an unknown director who loves Green Lantern vs another unknown director who knows nothing about it, I'd agree. If you're talking about a good director vs unknown who loves GL, I'd say no. In this case, the director of GL is pretty good - has Golden Eye and Casino Royale under his belt.. The only 2 good Bond movies from the past 20+ yrs. He also has some mediocre movies too.. in some cases giving a good director who does have some knowledge of comic book character can also produce not-so-great results -- Superman Returns....
 

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Grew up reading Green Lantern more than Superman or Batman and I'm talking back in the old days. I was besides myself when I heard it was being made into a movie. Went out the first weekend to watch it (in 3D no less.) The movie was a complete and utter disaster. Bad enough where this die hard Green Lantern fan is not going to invest in a blu-ray copy. Yeah...that bad.

The movie was certainly butchered for the theatrical release. They even cut out a cameo with John Stewart! While the movie was not what I'd hoped for, it certainly wasn't as bad as some make it out to be. (I'd put it at THOR level...and a more convincing M/F relationship than Thor and Jane Foster as well). But the movie did not flow and the tampering was obvious in the theatrical. Hopefully, the extended cut will be an improvement. (Not that most people will ever see that, since Warners will make only the theatrical version available for rent or OnDemand services.)
 

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I saw clips from it and it looked completely silly and cartoonish... and not in a good way. The SFX looked bad too.


If they were going to do a comedy hommage to the superhero genre, I'd rather have it like Zombieland or Shaun of the Dead or that kind of thing... with laughs and a few dramatic elements to make the characters and story seem more three-dimensional and down-to-earth. And where it didn't really make fun of the subject matter... it just made it fun.
 

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I haven't heard good reviews on this, but interested in seeing it anyway... but are you saying you paid for a ticket, and after 15 minutes you left?




If you are talking about an unknown director who loves Green Lantern vs another unknown director who knows nothing about it, I'd agree. If you're talking about a good director vs unknown who loves GL, I'd say no. In this case, the director of GL is pretty good - has Golden Eye and Casino Royale under his belt.. The only 2 good Bond movies from the past 20+ yrs. He also has some mediocre movies too.. in some cases giving a good director who does have some knowledge of comic book character can also produce not-so-great results -- Superman Returns....

I would agree with Dr Mark it was slow starting, but it did pick up. Some of the special effects were pretty cool and Blake Lively was gorgeous throughout wearing those business skirts
 

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In all the excitement this summer, the missus and I never managed to get out and see this one. We enjoyed the animated GL Blu-rays, but neither of us are huge GL fans. It's not good to hear such lamentations from fans. I was planning on blind-buying this one, but maybe I'll rent first...
 

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In all the excitement this summer, the missus and I never managed to get out and see this one. We enjoyed the animated GL Blu-rays, but neither of us are huge GL fans. It's not good to hear such lamentations from fans. I was planning on blind-buying this one, but maybe I'll rent first...

I'd rent it for maybe $1.
 

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Watched this one a couple nights ago (the 2D version). I passed on seeing it in the theater and have almost zero knowledge of the whole Green Lantern mythos (I'm a Marvel Comics guy) so I really had little preconceived notion of what to expect other than the very basics of the character - he wears a ring that he charges in a lamp that allow him to manifest neat, if often cartoonish gimmicks and gadgets while saving lives and battling bad guys.


Frankly, for all the money that appears to have been poured into this production, it wasn't very good in a generic, almost "meh" kinda way. The actor that played Green Lantern was adequate, but that pretty much sums up the level of commitment and artistry involved in this flick. Just about everyone involved from acting to production don't look like they put much more into their roles above what's required to collect a paycheck. It's pretty much a green screen CGI-fest but there's significant portions where the digital effects work looks pretty low rent, especially in the opening sequence where young Hal watches his father test fly a experimental jet. I thought the character(and actor playing) Sinestro was the most interesting part of the movie but was vastly underused. I also thought a more.... complex psychological approach to Green Lantern's use of his ring to make essentially stupid things like a race car and race track to save one character would have been appreciated. The story moves predictably along, the main villain is a poorly realized big-headed space monster and I found it very tough not to hit the FF button every five minutes on my remote to quickly get through the movie.


The A/V presentation is decent. The audio is solid with plenty of surround and subwoofer activity. The inconsistent video presentation is a bit soft at times, other times it seems quite sharp. I suspect that has solely to do with how it was shot and digitally composed, not due to the transfer itself.
 

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Green Lantern has always been my favorite superhero comic book series but even I passed on the film until it was at my local $2 second-run theater. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. I think "meh" pretty much sums it up. With that being said I've already pre-ordered the steelbook version over at Best Buy. Sigh, I'm such a tool
 

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I saw it last week and it's just not memorable. Borders on boring...which is not good for a superhero movie.

Not much removed from THOR, if you ask me. (And the Ferris relationship played better than the Foster one did.) I had high hopes for the film and I admit I was disappointed at what I saw theatrically...but still found it entertaining. Not the best comic book adaptation but not the worst either. I think many people, when they see it for themselves, will wonder why there was so much hate towards it. That said, what's keeping me from purchasing is the apparently poor BD transfer.
 
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