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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 21 2011, 12:49 AM   #211
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The cost of the film didn't bother me, I think they were going for a franchise builder and they were willing to spend for it. However, I think the finished product had many people asking, you spent that much for that? The FX didn't look like they spent that much money. And now the cost is going to be an albatross that is going to be weighing down on this film and the future of the franchise. If it had hit big, then everyone would be geniuses, but alas it struggled out of the gate, and now the knives are coming out.

You know I think Marvel has their thing down in a way DC doesn't. I wonder if being part of Warner Brothers is more of a hindrance than a help. I mean, Marvel has a studio completely dedicated to putting their films out. DC, to my knowledge, doesn't. So maybe they have to compete with all of the other WB films, etc. That's just speculation on my part. If someone knows more about the business side of DC's film endeavors, please enlighten me.
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Old June 21 2011, 01:24 AM   #212
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I'm glad this is tanking... no GL sequels could mean a near-future Deadpool, which I'd far rather see. Also, it oughta help in the unending, Sisyphean battle to learn studios to only make movies from good scripts. (Notice I said "ought".)
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Old June 21 2011, 01:27 AM   #213
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I know it's not the giant, franchise-starting hit Warner's was hoping for (and clearly it's not enough for a sequel)... but frankly 53 mil for a Green Lantern movie still seems pretty good to me.
It's going to look like a speck of dust compared to 90-100 million for Transformers.
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Old June 21 2011, 01:41 AM   #214
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Does it ever seem like there's some god natured war going on between Nathan and Ryan? I adore them both in their own ways but...

Wouldn't it be hilarious if Nathan kept making Green Lantern animated movies and Ryan's Block buster just vanished?
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Old June 21 2011, 02:04 AM   #215
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I thought Chris Meloni made for a better Hal than Nathan Filon. So does Reynolds. There I said it. Emerald Knights was underwhelming.

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I'm glad this is tanking... no GL sequels could mean a near-future Deadpool, which I'd far rather see. Also, it oughta help in the unending, Sisyphean battle to learn studios to only make movies from good scripts. (Notice I said "ought".)
How can you be so sure? Reynolds might be considered comic book movie box office poison if this movie is considered a failure. So far he's been in three comic book films and they all were considered critical disappointments and/or failures.

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Old June 21 2011, 10:03 AM   #216
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Old June 21 2011, 10:14 AM   #217
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Ryan Reynolds has repeated his interest in a "Deadpool" film. My interest in one has dipped considerably since the leaked script (the one written by the Zombieland guys) has been since rewritten.

Again...I see we're writing off films based on opening weekend. While incredibly important yes, it's not the be all and end all in studios green lighting sequels now. Overseas/international sales are taken into consideration and DVD sales are looked act before studios decide on a franchise's fate.
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Old June 21 2011, 11:02 AM   #218
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The great and hilarious Topless Robot recounts the best scenes from Green Lantern.

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/06/...rom_the_gr.php
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Old June 21 2011, 11:36 AM   #219
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Finally saw this. It was okay. I felt as thought there was a great movie in there but it went through 8 million different writers who absolutely had to get their ideas in even if it was to the detriment of the overall movie.

All the Green Lanterns in space stuff is the best movie ever. Most of the stuff on Earth was pretty dire.
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Old June 21 2011, 01:32 PM   #220
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It was a big, loud, action movie with not great writng. Oops, that's redundant. C'mon, folks, it's spectacle, whaddya want?
Action movies can have great writing. They aren't mutually exclusive things.
Acknowledged, though they usually are. Exclusive, that is. Why I don't usually attend them.

Best writing/character dvpmt in an action flick I can readily recall is Spidey 1 and 2. But 'great' would be a stretch. But I admittedly miss a lot of them.

What's another out there that would be worth watching for the story/dialog? (I can always turn down the volume or skip the stupid fit scenes.)
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Old June 21 2011, 01:34 PM   #221
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has anyone complained that Tom isn't an innuit?

this is all I wanted

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...oineAddict.jpg

but...

"I would love to come back and play Star Sapphire because she's a villain," Lively told OnTheRedCarpet.com special correspondent George Pennacchio of KABC Television at the film's recent Hollywood premiere. "That seems like the best way to do an action film, so I don't know! Who knows? We'll see!"
there's always hope.
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Old June 21 2011, 01:36 PM   #222
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there's always hope.
Not with this Box Office.
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Old June 21 2011, 02:28 PM   #223
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Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
there's always hope.
That snake oil has been peddled recently.
It was bought and shown just to be a slogan.
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Old June 21 2011, 02:31 PM   #224
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"I would love to come back and play Star Sapphire because she's a villain," Lively told OnTheRedCarpet.com special correspondent George Pennacchio of KABC Television at the film's recent Hollywood premiere. "That seems like the best way to do an action film, so I don't know! Who knows? We'll see!"

After this movie, I would love to see Lively do anything. She's great.

David Brothers wrote a piece about what works and doesn't work in this movie, but what's interesting is that he explicitly notes with examples that most of his "what's wrong" section applies to just about all superhero and action films:

Endangered loved ones are a common trope of action cinema, but let's be honest here: We've seen it so often that it's clichéd and lazy. 'Spider-Man,' 'The Dark Knight,' 'Iron Man' and plenty of others have all had scenes where the hero's love interest or lady friend gets in trouble and needs to be rescued. It's usually followed by a scene where she shows that she is just as capable as the hero, either by attacking the villain or by performing some other action to make up for being kidnapped. 'Green Lantern' features a scene where Blake Lively, as Carol Ferris, gets kidnapped and used against Green Lantern. It goes exactly how you would expect: The hero frees her, drops a quick quip, and later needs her help.

The problem is that these scenes are always, always predictable. She isn't going to die, because then the hero is a failure and the movie is depressing. So, if it's perfectly predictable, the five or 10 minutes spent on revealing how much danger the female lead is in is essentially wasted. The audience doesn't learn anything new. The most we can hope for is a neat bit of action. These days, that just isn't enough.
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If you've ever seen a movie before in your entire life, this won't come as much surprise. There are moments when Green Lantern loses faith in himself and has to be talked into being a hero. It's the same as every other action movie, and perhaps most reminiscent of 'Batman Begins.' ...It would be nice, for once, to be able to point and go, "See? Look, our hero has learned something because he did _______," rather than watching someone explain how the hero always knew what he had to learn.
He liked the tone and the casting, and I agree.

'Green Lantern' subverts one part of the superheroic myth very well, with a couple of solid jokes aimed at secret identities, and walks the line between irreverent and space epic pretty well. I'd like to see future installments breaking away from the safe, middle of the road aspects of this movie, if only to get some really good and imaginative action scenes and explorations of exotic alien cultures. That's part of the point of Green Lantern as a concept -- fantastic vistas, unreal action and sci-fi hijinx. This is a good first step. Hopefully part two will get the series to where it needs to be to really take off.
The "secret identity" gag is decades overdue.

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Old June 21 2011, 04:24 PM   #225
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Reynolds might be considered comic book movie box office poison if this movie is considered a failure. So far he's been in three comic book films and they all were considered critical disappointments and/or failures.
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