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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 22 2011, 04:24 PM   #256
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Makes all the sense in the world, for Sinestro.
Yeah to be honest I didn't find the Sinestro scene at the end to be nearly as jarring as others did. It WAS his idea to craft a yellow ring of power after all, and we DID see him butting heads with the Guardians earlier.

Besides, I didn't get the feeling this was him going "Aha! I'm going to be Evil now!!" The way I read the scene, and from his reaction, it was more him simply being curious about what this ring could do.... and then surprised as it takes him over the way it does.

Not to mention the fact this could have been 5 or 6 months in the future for all we know.
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Old June 22 2011, 04:54 PM   #257
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All true.

My only problem with that scene is that the outfit looks terrible in yellow. Maybe they need to rethink the palette some - there has to be a way of shading these things or texturing them in such a way that they're less "flat" looking.

Besides that...I mean, seriously:

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Old June 22 2011, 06:35 PM   #258
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It took something like, what, five years for the second Hulk movie? When all is said and done the gap between Superman movies will be even bigger.
The Incredible Hulk was a reboot, not a sequel to Hulk.

And the next Superman movie will be another reboot, not a sequel to Superman Returns.

Are ya expectin' a reboot for Green Lantern to happen?
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Old June 22 2011, 07:01 PM   #259
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Did you ever think you'd see a day when a movie makes $80 million worldwide in 6 days and be considered a failure?

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Old June 22 2011, 07:10 PM   #260
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Did you ever think you'd see a day when a movie makes $80 million worldwide in 6 days and be considered a failure?

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Yes, it was called Superman Returns
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Old June 22 2011, 07:41 PM   #261
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Did you ever think you'd see a day when a movie makes $80 million worldwide in 6 days and be considered a failure?

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Did you ever think you'd see the day when a studio would spend 300 million on a movie + advertising?
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Old June 22 2011, 10:16 PM   #262
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Is there a reverse inflation widget on the net somewhere?

Can I see that "take" in 1985 dollars and compare it to Back to the Future?
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Old June 22 2011, 10:16 PM   #263
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Did you ever think you'd see a day when a movie makes $80 million worldwide in 6 days and be considered a failure?

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Yes, it was called Superman Returns
And Terminator Salvation, give or take. Final domestic $125m
Robin Hood (Crowe) +/- a bit as well. Final domestic $105m

GL will land about in the middle of these two most likely.

This isn't new in other words.
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Old June 22 2011, 10:35 PM   #264
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Well there's always hope that interest will increase a bit, as word spreads that it's not nearly as hideously awful as the critics said (most of the user reviews I'm seeing on various sites have it hovering around a B or B-).

Definitely not going to hold my breath about that though.
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Old June 22 2011, 11:00 PM   #265
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Heck, they could put it in TV ads: "Green Lantern... not as shite as the AV Club says!"

Ryan Reynolds: "Almost as good as Chris Hemsworth in Thor... if you hate blondes!"

EDIT: (how could I forget?) "Green Lantern... because your eight-year-old son doesn't know what the Cuban Missile Crisis was!"

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Old June 22 2011, 11:40 PM   #266
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All true.

My only problem with that scene is that the outfit looks terrible in yellow. Maybe they need to rethink the palette some - there has to be a way of shading these things or texturing them in such a way that they're less "flat" looking.
I thought that particular outfit looked pretty darn good on screen. I've also long preferred that look for Sinestro to the more classic black and blue outfit.
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Old June 22 2011, 11:55 PM   #267
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It took something like, what, five years for the second Hulk movie? When all is said and done the gap between Superman movies will be even bigger.
The Incredible Hulk was a reboot, not a sequel to Hulk.

And the next Superman movie will be another reboot, not a sequel to Superman Returns.

Are ya expectin' a reboot for Green Lantern to happen?
I watch with interest - I expect nothing, good or bad, nor do I have an intense interest in whether movies in a series are called reboots or sequels. Superman is Superman, after all, whether he's Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve or Brandon Routh...and Batman can be Adam West, Michael Keaton or Christian Bale, among others.

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I thought that particular outfit looked pretty darn good on screen. I've also long preferred that look for Sinestro to the more classic black and blue outfit.
I won't argue with you regarding that blue jester's outfit, I assure you. And I like the Sinestro Corps outfits in the comics - I just thought the yellow as rendered onscreen looked a bit too Crayola, and think they ought to fine-tune it a bit.
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Old June 23 2011, 12:06 AM   #268
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Is there a reverse inflation widget on the net somewhere?

Can I see that "take" in 1985 dollars and compare it to Back to the Future?
Right here. I entered $60,000,000 in 2011 dollars and it gave me a number of $28.5 million in 1985 dollars, a inflation rate of -52% over the last 26 years.

Its opening weekend Back to the Future made $11 million in 1985 dollars, it opened in pretty much half as many theaters as the Green Lantern did and spent most of the summer in the #1 spot, being dropped to #2 for one week due to National Lampoon's European Vacation. It was #1 pretty much from it's opening in the first weekend in July until late September, taking in about $210m (in 1985 dollars) over the course of the summer in the United States, equal to about $440m in today's dollars.

Keep in mind we're pretty wildly comparing things here, Back to the Future paid for its budget ($11 million) inside of two weeks, opened in far fewer theaters and in a completely different market than what exists today. But $-for-$, Green Lantern's opening weekend was a lot larger than Back to the Future's, the latter featuring a rising star in the acting world (Fox.)
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Old June 23 2011, 01:45 AM   #269
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The impression I'm getting here taken from posters here, a variety of reviews and the polling is that while some really like the film and some are really disappointed the majority is middle-of-the-road. Basically it seems to be just okay, with some occasional good moments but overall it's nothing special.
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Old June 23 2011, 01:55 AM   #270
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Basically, it's whatever people take away from it - if you really liked it, it's a good movie; if you were disappointed, it's a disappointing movie; if you think it's "just okay, with some good moments but nothing special," then that's what it is.
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