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Old June 18 2011, 01:10 AM   #55
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Re: Green Lantern: Grading, Review, Discuss, Tracking, Sequel?

Kegg wrote: View Post
Tara Brady observes (from her review):
But as Hollywood rushes in to resurrect every soul who ever donned a cape or dispatched a villain mid-monologue, Supehero Fatigue Syndrome has set in. X-Men: First Class, despite excellent notices, has performed well below expectations, Thor failed to make a thunderous boom and prdicted tallies for the rest of this summer's slate - Captain America: The First Avenger, etc - are hastily being revised downwards.

If the rapidly declining genre is starting to look awfully like the disaster flick at the end of the 1970s, then Green Lantern is the Airport '79 of superhero pictures.
I honestly think she misses the mark on THOR "didn't make a thunderous boom", I doubt even the studio was expecting another $300m Iron Man. They knew the property was a tougher sell. The movie's made $175m and almost $435m Worldwide, hardly a squeaker. As for X-Men, it's the 5th entry and I'm sure with Singer on board they would like $200m but if it does about like Singer's first X-men movie(which it's more on track to do) that's not all bad.
Green Lantern is not perfect but Airport '79? As a comparison I find that a bit full of hyperbole.
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