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Old July 18 2011, 06:00 PM   #545
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Green Lantern: Grading, Review, Discuss, Tracking, Sequel?

davejames wrote: View Post
I guess I'm the only one, but I thought Parallax made a plenty effective villain in this. From his ferocious attack on Abin Sur in the opening, to him ripping the skeletons out of people left and right, I don't see how he could have been any more threatening. And him being the embodiment of fear didn't seem all that hard or abstract a concept to grasp.
Parallax worked fine as a villain. The writers might have been able to invent a better one rather than borrowing from the comics, but the other obvious choice from the books would have been Sinestro. I like Thaal more as the guy who's going to fall than presented as he originally was in the comics as a villain-with-backstory, so I'm glad they didn't do that - seeing Strong have the chance to play the character as possessing some kind of noble spirit and empathy to balance his vanity and arrogance was pretty sweet.
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