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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 28 2011, 06:15 PM   #421
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I thought she was written just fine - what's the problem? She was there to deliver some expository dialogue, and Bassett did it credibly. By "written horribly" I assume what's meant is that if I knew anything about the character from the comics and cared about her I wouldn't have liked it.
Actually, I don't think she was any different than in the comic book. She comes in, gives the mission (ie, the exposition) and leaves. Bassett was fine.

My only fear was "the plan" was to use her like Marvel used Fury... to eventually put her in all DCU movies (except Nolan Batman movies.) Obviously, there's been no talk of that, Waller would be a character that COULD do that. I would like to think WB wouldn't do that, just for the sake of not repeating Marvel.

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The critics ripping this film apart baffle me. It has flaws, but it is an enjoyable movie overall. I don't think any of us were expecting it to be "The Dark Knight". I dunno. I've seen it twice now and will be seeing it a third time on the weekend. Aside from the gripes I've indicated in the thread I have enjoyed the movie. Campbell was a decent choice for the film in my opinion. It would have been obviously preferable had DC ENT and Warner Bros found a director that had a passion for the character but Campbell WAS a decent find.
Different strokes for different folks. Most people seem to not like it. You do. There you go. You and Dennis are keeping the Box Office up for Green Lantern....
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Old June 28 2011, 06:55 PM   #422
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I thought Waller was going to be the connector too, but GL did a poor job of that, if that was the case, by leaving her fate so ambigious. Plus, it might've worked better to just have her be at the end of the film, after the credits. Also, casting her appearance in a more sinister light might've worked better too.
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Old June 28 2011, 07:04 PM   #423
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What was ambiguous about her fate? Hal rescued her.
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Old June 28 2011, 10:32 PM   #424
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To me Amanda Waller means "Suicide Squad"

Now as Royally as Smallville fucked that up, I do want to see Hal Jordan get taken down by Captain Boomerang in the first act of the hypothetical next movie.
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Old June 29 2011, 01:08 AM   #425
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In Really Distressing News, someone over at Screenrant may have coined an awful new word:

Se-boot.
Are those the giant corks that people use to walk on water?
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Old June 29 2011, 02:00 AM   #426
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I gave the movie a "C" grade. I thought it was mildly entertaining, but it missed too many beats for me to rate it higher.

I think the characters that were most interesting were Sinestro, Hector Hammond, Kilowog and Abin Sur. Hal Jordan was technically the star character of the movie, but he/Reynolds lacked a magnetism that some of the other characters had with lesser roles in my opinion.

I'll probably check out the sequel, but I hope they knock off the goofball humor and get on with a good story instead.
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Old June 29 2011, 02:39 AM   #427
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Speaking of Angela Bassett, here's a great look at Green Lanterns who probably drank a little too much at the after party:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/06/...tern-premiere/
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Old June 29 2011, 04:34 AM   #428
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Kinda sad that those plastic masks look better than the one in the actual movie.
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Old June 29 2011, 12:51 PM   #429
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You're right. Man, I wish I had been at that party. They looked like they had a good time. I wish they had released some of those posters instead of the official ones. Might've gotten more people watching.
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Old June 30 2011, 06:52 PM   #430
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In ended up seeing this, for some odd reason, with a friend. It wasn't as bad as either of us were expecting, but it wasn't great by any stretch of the imagination. The thumbs up moment wasn't quite as outrageous as the internet had led me to expect, but the bit with the asteroid belt being between the Earth and the sun sure made me laugh. Much of the supporting cast was wasted. And Reynolds was only passable in the role.

C+

Oh, and i'm not sure if this movie was post-converted into 3D or not, but even if it wasn't, it was by far one of the worst uses of 3D I've seen.
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Old July 1 2011, 02:47 PM   #431
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I saw this with my wife a few days ago. I totally understand why it's getting savaged by critics - its flaws have been well documented in this thread.

That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not sure why - probably because the reviews had me expecting a bad movie in the first place, and I just kinda approached it as a pulpy unintentionally campy sci-fi superhero flick. Worked for me.

My wife hated it, though.
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Old July 1 2011, 04:44 PM   #432
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I saw this with my wife a few days ago. I totally understand why it's getting savaged by critics - its flaws have been well documented in this thread.

That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not sure why - probably because the reviews had me expecting a bad movie in the first place, and I just kinda approached it as a pulpy unintentionally campy sci-fi superhero flick. Worked for me.

My wife hated it, though.
It does help to have your bar of expectations lowered going in, I've been in that boat before.

This movie is going to be lucky to see $120m, lucky. No way it's getting a sequel. I don't buy it. Warners is better off putting money towards another character for a franchise potential. GL isn't it sadly.
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Old July 1 2011, 05:04 PM   #433
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Yeah even with better reviews, I don't think audiences were really ready to embrace this character (or even knew what to make of him). A guy in a glowing green costume, with a magic ring? Who travels to a green videogame world and then has to fight a bunch of smoke??

The studio definitely could have done a better job marketing and explaning all this beforehand.
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Old July 1 2011, 05:39 PM   #434
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What was ambiguous about her fate? Hal rescued her.
I don't remember that. I remember her being thrown against the wall with enough force to kill and falling/sliding down. I didn't see her after that.
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Old July 1 2011, 06:22 PM   #435
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^^^ Hal caught her in a water-construct when she fell, and used it to push her out of the room to safety. If I remember correctly, you can hear her groan as she turns her head just before she falls.
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