Re: Green Lantern: Grading, Review, Discuss, Tracking, Sequel?
Yeah, I don't get the collapse or the pile-on. Lantern wasn't great, but it wasn't the abomination the critics made it out to be. I think the near universal negative reviews from the critics really helped sink this film. It didn't help though that the film was just average and didn't have much to stave off the heavy condemnation. I wonder if it had been released in February or March, without all the stiff competition, if that would've helped it.
I don't think a 300 million dollar movie released in Feb or March would've gotten it's money back either. Remember Watchmen?
This GL was designed (maybe overtly so) for a summer release. The mix of reviews from critics with the bad word of mouth is what sunk it. And I think that would have happened even in Feb or March. It wasn't the competition that sunk it, it was just not a good movie.
Batman does not eat nachos.