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View Poll Results: How would you grade Green Lantern?
A+ 5 3.52%
A 7 4.93%
A- 11 7.75%
B+ 20 14.08%
B 18 12.68%
B- 23 16.20%
C+ 10 7.04%
C 15 10.56%
C- 13 9.15%
D+ 4 2.82%
D 3 2.11%
D- 3 2.11%
F 10 7.04%
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Old June 19 2011, 05:04 AM   #106
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Watched Green Lantern yesterday, and I enjoyed that the opening narration set up the movie with this kind of 80's feel for me. Overall, it was a good movie; but a few things held it back from being great.

The editing hurt things for me. For example, one thing that stood out was the broken nature of Hal's first flight to Oa as we keep going back and forth to Hammond's transformation. Hal's flight to Oa was a spectacular sequence that should have drawn us all in; but we were instead shocked out of the scene every few moments so that we could come back to earth for Hammond. I understand how they were trying to tie things together; but I just don't think it worked.

In regards to story, I was also thrown by the presentation of Sinestro. All the right beats were there; Sinestro was telling us how law enforcement can benefit from using fear (not noting the fine line that exists between police and militia). That's the problem I had, though; Sinestro was just telling us. Where was the passion? When Hal stormed into the Guardian council meeting, where was the part where Hal and Sinestro are in each others faces over this? Sinestro instead seemed to back off and politely wait for his turn to continue the civilized debate. Sinestro didn't even storm away in disgust from Hal's victory of convincing the Guardians; Sinestro just kind of nodded approvingly? What?

I liked the movie, but it fell short. B
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Old June 19 2011, 06:13 AM   #107
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B grade for me. I'd give it 3/4 stars as well.

I just came back from "Green Lantern". I enjoyed it. Thought it was one of the most rushed superhero origin stories that I've ever seen. It basically tried to pack about a dozen or so years worth of arcs into one hour and a half movie trying to please all facets of the GL fandom and I think it suffered from that. Ryan Reynolds impressed the hell out of me though. I was expecting him to be shit. Blake Lively was tolerable. Mark Strong was great as Sinestro although Tomar Re was more of a mentor to Hal than he was in this film. The training sequence was a joke. I thought the Hector Hammond stuff was among the weakest in the film...I don't like him much as a character though to begin with. I'll still be getting this on DVD though. Probably will be seeing this a couple more times.
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Old June 19 2011, 07:26 AM   #108
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FALLING STARS REYNOLDS AND CARREY: #1 'Green Lantern' Opens To Just $53M; 'Popper's Penguins' Falls To #3 With $18M

SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM, 4TH UPDATE: Warner Bros' Green Lantern ($21.6M Friday, dropping -21% for $17.1M Saturday, and only a $53M weekend) underperforms, unable to meet even the studio's lowered expectation for North America. And Fox's Mr. Popper's Penguins ($6.4M Friday, up only +2% for $6.5M Saturday meaning it failed to get any significant kiddie matinee bump, and only an $18M weekend) falls to No. 3 behind Paramount's holdover Super 8 which cast no stars moves up to No. 2.
An absolutely awful Saturday for GL. Looks like there will probably be no sequel.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/06/gree...35m-midnights/

At least we will always have GL: First Flight.
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Old June 19 2011, 08:01 AM   #109
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A-

Wow, maybe I was just in a really good mood, or someone spiked my soda or something...but I actually enjoyed the heck out of this movie.

I kept waiting for it to turn into the dull, disjointed, lifeless mess the critics have described, but I never felt that happen at all. In fact I was engaged from beginning to end, and thought the whole thing seemed really well-paced and well-executed (the tone was certainly more consistent and less jarring than that in Thor).

Yeah, sure, the plot was pretty simplistic, there were a few slow spots in the middle, and the final battle DID seem a bit rushed, but frankly I see those same problems in even the best superhero movies. Unlike with, say, the cheap and cheesy Fantastic Four movies, I thought the direction here was strong and sophisticated enough to overcome most of those problems.

Overall, I just thought this was a really fun and kickass superhero movie, and is at least as good as the first Spider-Man or X-Men (which also had their share of flaws). Shame we probably won't be getting a sequel.
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Old June 19 2011, 09:20 AM   #110
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Dream wrote: View Post
FALLING STARS REYNOLDS AND CARREY: #1 'Green Lantern' Opens To Just $53M; 'Popper's Penguins' Falls To #3 With $18M

SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM, 4TH UPDATE: Warner Bros' Green Lantern ($21.6M Friday, dropping -21% for $17.1M Saturday, and only a $53M weekend) underperforms, unable to meet even the studio's lowered expectation for North America. And Fox's Mr. Popper's Penguins ($6.4M Friday, up only +2% for $6.5M Saturday meaning it failed to get any significant kiddie matinee bump, and only an $18M weekend) falls to No. 3 behind Paramount's holdover Super 8 which cast no stars moves up to No. 2.
An absolutely awful Saturday for GL. Looks like there will probably be no sequel.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/06/gree...35m-midnights/

At least we will always have GL: First Flight.
What do you attribute that drop-off to? Word of Mouth or that the bulk of people who are actually interested in seeing this already have?
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Old June 19 2011, 09:27 AM   #111
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I'm wondering if the negative reviews aren't keeping people away. Or other films currently out as alternatives.
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Old June 19 2011, 09:37 AM   #112
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What do you attribute that drop-off to? Word of Mouth or that the bulk of people who are actually interested in seeing this already have?
Word of mouth doesn't really work that fast. It usually only starts to become important in the second weekend, which is why really bad movies usually drop big in weekend two.

It's more likely that the fanboys rushed to see the movie on the first day, inflating the amount it made.
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Old June 19 2011, 09:45 AM   #113
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What do you attribute that drop-off to? Word of Mouth or that the bulk of people who are actually interested in seeing this already have?
Word of mouth doesn't really work that fast. It usually only starts to become important in the second weekend, which is why really bad movies usually drop big in weekend two.

It's more likely that the fanboys rushed to see the movie on the first day which was why it seemed to do pretty good for day one, but most of them didn't seem to enjoy the movie very much...
Is that really true any more? What with social networking and anytime, anywhere communications?
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Old June 19 2011, 10:08 AM   #114
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What do you attribute that drop-off to? Word of Mouth or that the bulk of people who are actually interested in seeing this already have?
I think people are tired of this kind of movies right now.
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Old June 19 2011, 10:16 AM   #115
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^ I didn't say that.
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Old June 19 2011, 10:18 AM   #116
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^^ No I don't think that's the case at all. I think people's standards have only increased by movies like "The Dark Knight" and "X2" and "Spider-Man 2". Comic book movies have now reached a level of legitimacy I believe where fans and general audiences combined demand quality over anything else. If something doesn't reach that standard then they simply won't see it.
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Old June 19 2011, 11:22 AM   #117
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^^^
That could spell trouble for future comic book movies. If general audiences become more like comic book fans, then it's all over...
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Old June 19 2011, 11:43 AM   #118
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I don't know if it would be "all over" we just won't be getting three or four a year. It'd probably still pump out one a year if the box office soured that much.
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We'd probably be going back to how it was before the first X-Men movie.
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Which was like I said maybe one or two a year. I think we're getting ahead of ourselves here though. GL is still on track for 60 million. I didn't expect more than 70 or 80 I think. It has another weekend to go before Dark of the Moon eats everything up.
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