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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%
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D 3 2.11%
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Old October 12 2011, 09:34 PM   #631
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People did complain about alot of stuff that got skimped on, so... if those deleted scenes beef up that stuff, it could make all the difference in the world.
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Old October 12 2011, 09:49 PM   #632
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People did complain about alot of stuff that got skimped on, so... if those deleted scenes beef up that stuff, it could make all the difference in the world.
I don't know... most of my complaints were about the Cloud as antagonist and the Green Lantern Corps looking stupid--you lock your greatest threat away from surveillance? Idiots--I don't think a longer movie will help that.
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Old October 12 2011, 10:53 PM   #633
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I agree Parallax probably wasn't the best choice for a first villain, but I'll still take a giant cloud over the giant yellow bug-alien of the comics anyday.
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Old October 12 2011, 11:45 PM   #634
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I'll rent the longer edition but this movie at best will be purchased when it's in a $5 bin, if at all.

Thought we might as well examine it's theatrical run now that it's concluded.

Worldwide=$219m
US domestic=$116.6m
Foreign=$103m


Anyone know how those intial DVD base units sold? Compared to it's peers how does that rank?
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Old October 13 2011, 01:50 AM   #635
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I'll rent the longer edition but this movie at best will be purchased when it's in a $5 bin, if at all.

Thought we might as well examine it's theatrical run now that it's concluded.

Worldwide=$219m
US domestic=$116.6m
Foreign=$103m


Anyone know how those intial DVD base units sold? Compared to it's peers how does that rank?
Is it out? I thought it wasn't released until Friday 10-14-11?

Amazon has everything released Friday
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...=green+lantern
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Old October 15 2011, 06:46 PM   #636
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Geoff Johns hasn't given up hope of a sequel

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/nycom...s.php?id=83235
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Old October 15 2011, 07:29 PM   #637
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Neither have I. Frankly those numbers are decent. They're not smash hit either. Parallax was needed in order to do the War of Light story which they very clearly intended to do over a trilogy. I didn't like the fact that they combined Krona and Parallax together. As for announcing a sequel...they don't have to rush it. I'm not naive enough to think it's automatic or that it will even happen but I'm also realistic enough to think that they will still green light a sequel. We've got sequels that have made less money and been low profile than "Green Lantern" before.
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Old October 15 2011, 09:03 PM   #638
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The gross, worldwide, barely covered the film's production costs. Add in the cost of marketing -- reported to be pretty high for this film -- and you're in the hole. Divide the profits between the distributor (Warner Bros.) and the exhibitors (theatres) and things are looking even more dire.

Geoff Johns says that "he hopes the character gets another film," and he'll probably get his wish, sooner rather than later. Just not a film that is a sequel to this version.
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Old October 16 2011, 02:06 AM   #639
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Old October 16 2011, 08:36 AM   #640
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People did complain about alot of stuff that got skimped on, so... if those deleted scenes beef up that stuff, it could make all the difference in the world.
I don't know... most of my complaints were about the Cloud as antagonist and the Green Lantern Corps looking stupid--you lock your greatest threat away from surveillance? Idiots--I don't think a longer movie will help that.
I thought most of the complaints was about poorly developed characters, mis cast actors, and dialogue that was groan worthy.

And since the extra footage is just expanding Hal's father's death and Hal asa child the day of that event, it really doesn't address the flaws of the film.

And of course the fact that the transfer is awful, certainly doesn't help at all.
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Old October 17 2011, 06:01 PM   #641
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Finally saw the Extended Cut, and I have to agree it didn't really add much.

It was a bit worthwhile to see young Hal, Carol, and Hector together from the very beginning, but frankly the shorthand flashback version already gives you all you really need to know-- and actually seems to fit the movie's zippier, more comic booky tone better anyway.

It was a bit strange to see the ring actually choose him earlier, in the nephew's bedroom though, instead of just plopping onto him in the street. I guess it had to mull the decision over for a little while first. lol

Otherwise, I still enjoyed the movie as much as ever. It's definitely comic booky, but I'm perfectly fine with that. And while the final battle DOES fly by a bit fast, it's still a damn cool one. And the rest of the movie seems to flow fine as well (seriously people, I don't understand these complaints about Hal "showing up out of nowhere"-- they clearly show the ring alerting him when there's danger!).
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I still think the film would have been better had they straight up adapted "Secret Origin" instead of revising the original drafts they had and shoehorning it in. That is what the film felt like to me. It still feels like the most rushed superhero origin movie that really wants to get to it's sequel.
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Old October 17 2011, 06:30 PM   #643
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I rented it off On Demand and burned it to DVD, I enjoyed it, and will be watching it again in the future.

I don't really know the comics, so, I can't comment on the "Canonicity" of Hal and his fears, or the portrayal of Hal or of Carol, but, I will say it all worked for me.

I'm not really sure about people's compaints about a lack of character development for Hal, I thought it was fine for a less than 2 hour movie
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Old October 17 2011, 06:48 PM   #644
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I don't really know the comics, so, I can't comment on the "Canonicity" of Hal and his fears, or the portrayal of Hal or of Carol, but, I will say it all worked for me.
Yeah same here. There were a couple times when Hal's fear was a bit oversold, but frankly I STILL found it a lot less cheesy and ham-handed than all that "responsibility" talk in the Spidey movies.

And hell, it makes a lot more sense that someone WOULD feel scared and completely overwhelmed after going through what Hal goes through in this movie. No matter how much of a cocky badass they make themselves out to be.
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I am still rather impressed with Blake Lively's performance as Carol given the fact that I originally disliked the casting and thought she would be horrid.
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