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Old July 15 2011, 03:53 AM   #518
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Re: Green Lantern: Grading, Review, Discuss, Tracking, Sequel?

For what it's worth, I loved the thematic foundation of the story: the power of Will vs. the power of Fear. Parallax, as the embodiment of Fear, works on a symbolic level. I just think the film did a poor job of connecting that theme to the audience. The alien worlds and cartoonish visuals were a hindrance; Hal as a test-pilot jock -- as the supposed symbolic embodiment of Will -- was a hindrance. That's not to say that it's impossible for viewers to make the intended connections, but considering the presentation, it's not surprising that most people opted not to even bother putting their arses into theater seats (and why critics were so happy to criticize the film).
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