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Old June 18 2011, 03:34 AM   #64
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Green Lantern: Grading, Review, Discuss, Tracking, Sequel?

OdoWanKenobi wrote: View Post
^Yes. Loved that moment, along with the rather silly gruff voice Hal was trying to use when he spoke to her.
God, yes - when he used that fucking "amateur Batman" voice I was laughing, and hoping that she'd call him on it but not quite expecting it...they never do.

And, uh...everybody got that it was a joke. Almost everybody, apparently.

There were a couple of minor moments in the movie where they went a little beyond or off from what's expected - more people died here than in most movies this light, even if other than the Senator they were extras. The mask moment, and so on. For the most part, though, the script played it as safe as Thor or Iron Man or...well, almost every superhero outing other than Nolan's. Ebert called that on the whole genre.

There are a couple of false beats at the climax. The writers are unwilling to leave much of anything as just subtext, a stylistic failing which as a Star Trek fan I've pretty much lived with for forty-five years. And whoever said that the Guardians should be played by actors rather than CG puppetry was right - it works for Kilowog and Tomar Re, would be the waste of an opportunity for a character like Sinestro and was wrong for the godsmurfs.
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