Green Lantern

Green Lantern

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Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds is Hal Jordan, aka DC Comics' superhero Green Lantern. Directed by NZer Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and co-starring Taika Waititi and Temuera Morrison.

The Green Lantern Corps are protectors of peace and justice in the big wide universe - a small but powerful force that has existed for centuries, a brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But a new enemy has arrived: the Parallax. The Corps' fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal. Blake Lively (The Town, Gossip Girl) plays Hal's childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris.

The Green Lantern first appeared in All-American Comics, in 1940.

2011Rating: M, contains fantasy violence114 minsUSA
ActionAdaptationScience FictionSuperhero
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Green Lumpen

If you liked the fantasy, other planet sh*t in THOR - you'll like this. Directed by Martin Campbell in an uninspired, workmanlike fashion - this is all whizz-bang cgi and seen-it-all before superhero movie cliches. It's certainly fun and entertaining and the sense of humour saves it from being pretentious. Nowhere near as adult as Nolan's BATMAN - but...

2.0
0

it was worth seeing him half naked

Movie was ok, storyline was a bit crappy, had a bunch of funny jokes. Was worth the money seeing ryan reynolds half naked, he is pretty HOT!

3.0
0

Not as terrible as critics would have you believe

Now, this really is one movie that doesn't deserve its low rating on RottenTomatoes (only 26% so far!). It's almost like the critics collectively agreed they had given enough gold stars for the year to superhero movies, and picked this one to reverse the trend. Sure, Green Lantern isn't gritty or packed with complex issues. However, it's also well-paced,...

3.0
0

Watchable

Thor and X-men: First Class achieved back-to-back superhero awesomeness (to much surprise), and DC's own outlandish superhero origin story attempts to add another "-to-back" to this year's quality comic book film season. Ryan Reynolds dons the ring adequately as cocky flyboy Hal Jordan and every minute on planet Oa is gloriously realised. Too bad we spend...

3.0
0

Amazing visuals, okay story

I like the concept and the visuals on this movie are fantastic. Watched it in 2D and you could tell that some scenes were designed for the 3D audience rather than because it was a good storyline and action sequence. The story is by the book and lacks any twists. Still there are some scary moment so I won't be letting the young kids see it. Some great...

3.0
0

Interesting misfire

Let me begin this review by mentioning where I stand on comic books. I rarely read many anymore, but in the past I have dipped my toe into a few series and enjoyed them, even forming limited attachments to certain characters, and as such I have feelings and opinions concerning how they are portrayed on screen. Green Lantern was not one of these characters....

3.0
0

They Did It. They brought it to the big screen!

As per my review for X-Men: First Class, I must state that I am a comic fan. But what makes this opening paragraph any different to that which opened the X-Men: First Class review? I am comic fan who's favourite publisher is DC. I am a comic fan who's second (Third if we place Batman in, as he's ALWAYS my number 1 go to guy) favourite character is Green...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An attempt to infuse an earnest piece of comicbook lore with an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek sensibility yields decidedly mixed results in Green Lantern.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

I don't think The Green Lantern has enough to really stand out in the superhero crowd; it lacks the grittiness of a Batman, the everyman appeal of a Superman and the fun offered up by this year's Thor.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

In a summer stuffed with superheroes, this underwhelming offering will likely leave you jaded. How it could have used some of Thor’s charm and The Green Hornet’s chutzpah.

2.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

So it turns out, it's a film that might rack up a few Lightyears but it's without quite enough Buzz.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Serves up all the requisite elements with enough self-deprecating humor to suggest it doesn't take itself too seriously.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Martin Campbell made Zorro and Bond work as contemporary heroes, but doesn’t quite have the feel for poor old Hal Jordan. Green Lantern is dazzling in pieces, but we’ve seen too many sharper versions of the superhero origin story in the last few years. It’s not Jonah Hex, but the battery runs low too quickly.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An attempt to infuse an earnest piece of comicbook lore with an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek sensibility yields decidedly mixed results in Green Lantern.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

I don't think The Green Lantern has enough to really stand out in the superhero crowd; it lacks the grittiness of a Batman, the everyman appeal of a Superman and the fun offered up by this year's Thor.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

In a summer stuffed with superheroes, this underwhelming offering will likely leave you jaded. How it could have used some of Thor’s charm and The Green Hornet’s chutzpah.

2.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

So it turns out, it's a film that might rack up a few Lightyears but it's without quite enough Buzz.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Serves up all the requisite elements with enough self-deprecating humor to suggest it doesn't take itself too seriously.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Martin Campbell made Zorro and Bond work as contemporary heroes, but doesn’t quite have the feel for poor old Hal Jordan. Green Lantern is dazzling in pieces, but we’ve seen too many sharper versions of the superhero origin story in the last few years. It’s not Jonah Hex, but the battery runs low too quickly.

2.0
0

Green Lumpen

If you liked the fantasy, other planet sh*t in THOR - you'll like this. Directed by Martin Campbell in an uninspired, workmanlike fashion - this is all whizz-bang cgi and seen-it-all before superhero movie cliches. It's certainly fun and entertaining and the sense of humour saves it from being pretentious. Nowhere near as adult as Nolan's BATMAN - but...

2.0
0

it was worth seeing him half naked

Movie was ok, storyline was a bit crappy, had a bunch of funny jokes. Was worth the money seeing ryan reynolds half naked, he is pretty HOT!

3.0
0

Not as terrible as critics would have you believe

Now, this really is one movie that doesn't deserve its low rating on RottenTomatoes (only 26% so far!). It's almost like the critics collectively agreed they had given enough gold stars for the year to superhero movies, and picked this one to reverse the trend. Sure, Green Lantern isn't gritty or packed with complex issues. However, it's also well-paced,...

3.0
0

Watchable

Thor and X-men: First Class achieved back-to-back superhero awesomeness (to much surprise), and DC's own outlandish superhero origin story attempts to add another "-to-back" to this year's quality comic book film season. Ryan Reynolds dons the ring adequately as cocky flyboy Hal Jordan and every minute on planet Oa is gloriously realised. Too bad we spend...

3.0
0

Amazing visuals, okay story

I like the concept and the visuals on this movie are fantastic. Watched it in 2D and you could tell that some scenes were designed for the 3D audience rather than because it was a good storyline and action sequence. The story is by the book and lacks any twists. Still there are some scary moment so I won't be letting the young kids see it. Some great...

3.0
0

Interesting misfire

Let me begin this review by mentioning where I stand on comic books. I rarely read many anymore, but in the past I have dipped my toe into a few series and enjoyed them, even forming limited attachments to certain characters, and as such I have feelings and opinions concerning how they are portrayed on screen. Green Lantern was not one of these...

3.0
0

They Did It. They brought it to the big screen!

As per my review for X-Men: First Class, I must state that I am a comic fan. But what makes this opening paragraph any different to that which opened the X-Men: First Class review? I am comic fan who's favourite publisher is DC. I am a comic fan who's second (Third if we place Batman in, as he's ALWAYS my number 1 go to guy) favourite character is Green...

4.0
0