Green Lantern: Grading, Review, Discuss, Tracking, Sequel?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captain Craig, Jun 16, 2011.

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How would you grade Green Lantern?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2012.
  1. A+

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
  2. A

    7 vote(s)
    4.9%
  3. A-

    11 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. B+

    20 vote(s)
    14.1%
  5. B

    18 vote(s)
    12.7%
  6. B-

    23 vote(s)
    16.2%
  7. C+

    10 vote(s)
    7.0%
  8. C

    15 vote(s)
    10.6%
  9. C-

    13 vote(s)
    9.2%
  10. D+

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  11. D

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  12. D-

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  13. F

    10 vote(s)
    7.0%
  1. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    has anyone complained that Tom isn't an innuit?

    this is all I wanted

    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/051/d/b/Star_Sapphire_Manip_by_HeroineAddict.jpg

    but...

    there's always hope.
     
  2. JoeZhang

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    Not with this Box Office.
     
  3. Captain Craig

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    That snake oil has been peddled recently.
    It was bought and shown just to be a slogan.
     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

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    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:

    He liked the tone and the casting, and I agree.

    The "secret identity" gag is decades overdue.
     
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  5. Agent Richard07

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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81naJWXRuSk[/yt]
     
  6. Shazam!

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    What a horrendous attitude
     
  7. davejames

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    I get the impression that was kind of an automatic deal-breaker for most fans here, that so mouch of the movie was set on Earth. But that didn't really bother me at all (and none of it felt especially "dire" to me either).

    Obviously more space stuff would have been cool, but I also get just as big a kick from the traditional thing of the superhero running around saving the day on Earth. Especially in an introductory movie like this.
     
  8. DarKush

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    This might win the critics for Reynolds, but I wonder if it will get a wide release. I don't think I would watch it in the theater, but I would rent it or check out it from the library.
     
  9. Admiral2

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  10. Trekker4747

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  11. Professor Zoom

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    Die Hard. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Those come to mind.
     
  12. Ríu ríu chíu

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    I just saw the film...I thought it was pretty good. Nice setup for a sequel. Only problems I basically had were:

    - No Alan Scott? Not even a cameo? :(
    (If Alan appears ANYWHERE in this film, I missed it.)

    - Fairly horrible CGI on the Guardians.

    - How can there be a Sinestro Corps...evidenced by the final scene, which shows Sinestro wearing the uniform...if Parallax has been destroyed?

    Otherwise, it seemed fine to me.

    Actually they could do some minor tweaking, and have the sequel be a RED Lantern movie. Can you imagine what that'd be like? Who'd direct that, the Saw guy? Clive Barker? Wes Craven? :lol:
     
  13. Gryffindorian

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    Why is it that I keep hearing people say that there was too much going on in this movie?!? Did I miss something? :confused: The movie suffered in part because there was too little going on with the plot.
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

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    He doesn't seem to exist in the movie continuity, which makes sense - that'd be a lot of distracting backstory, and the movie already had too much.

    Yep, the one real failure on the CG front. Unless they're going to hire WETA, they should use actors for this kind of almost-human part, as they did with Sinestro.

    Well, again, the movie continuity is not the comic continuity. In this case, the Guardians accidentally created Parallax from the "yellow light of fear" and were later able to create a yellow ring independent of Parallax.

     
  15. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Not really a spoiler: Since Alan Scott's power derives from the Starheart, and AFAIK it's basically a coincidence that he was also called Green Lantern, I suppose it's no surprise he isn't in the film. Although I would have liked at least a shout-out... especially after they did this:

    Carol's pilot call sign is "Sapphire". ;)
     
  16. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Well, they did that because they have plans... ;)

    You know, the first Spider-Man film tied Spidey's origin to Oscorp, and the first Batman movie had the Joker as the guy who killed Bruce's parents. There's a dramatically sensible tendency to more tightly integrate important aspects of the continuity when adapting a serial medium that grows by improvisation and accretion into a narrative that will run, at most, about two and a half hours - hence making the Guardians responsible for so much in the movie. Even in the comics Johns and others before him had already retconned Sinestro and other more recently created GL Corps members into Hal's origin story.
     
  17. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Regarding the Guardians, I hope they stay the hell away from the Manhunter stuff if the sequel ever gets made.
     
  18. davejames

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    I think what people mean is that there's a lot of noise and activity and flashy CGI going on, but the actual story remains very simple and bare-bones.
     
  19. Gryffindorian

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    Gotcha.
     
  20. Gaith

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    Oh, spare me the sanctimony. If anyone can easily afford to pay for their own artistic failures, the beneficiaries of the absurdly overly-lucrative Potter mediocrities can. No one's getting fired over this that can't afford it; the biggest losers here are the consumers.


    David Brothers
    Either Dennis just spoiled a big Bats 3 twist, or Brothers fails at being a smartass.


    You mean like in Iron Man 2, where Tony's resigned himself to a gradual demise because he's too arrogant, blinkered and stubborn to reach out to anyone for help, until Nick Fury's intervention teaches him the value of cooperation, prompting him to aspire to join a group and cause larger than himself and his own private-demons fighting?

    Oh, wait... I forgot: the Internets decided that the Fury scenes were pointless Avengers teasing. My bad. :p