Green Lantern 2011 CC

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In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers.But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Univers...

Starring:
Peter Sarsgaard,Mark Strong
Runtime:
1 hour, 49 minutes

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Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Martin Campbell
Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong
Supporting actors Temuera Morrison, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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3.7 out of 5 stars

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129 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Simon Hanson on 31 July 2011
Format: Blu-ray
This really is not a bad film. After the amount of bashing this film got by the critics in the days before the film release i went in with very low expectations expecting one of the worst comic book film adaptions ever. To tell you this was an amazing film would be a lie but ryan reynolds is likable as Hal Jordon, and some of the sepcial effects are awesome. Some great action set pieces and decent humour. What more can you ask for from a super hero movie. This is no Iron Man but its decent for what it is. Do not let critics form your opinion of this film. The fact that transformers 3 made more money than this is a travesty. This is not the worst film of the summer and deserves more credit than it got.
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101 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Alan Bradley on 3 Aug. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Don't believe the anti-hype: it's the domino effect of criticism, one reviewer follows another until nobody feels free to have an original opinion about a movie. Green Lantern is a thoroughly enjoyable summer blockbuster; it has its flaws, but nobody should be going in expecting a tight Shakespearean plot with tragic irony and profound soliloquies. The script is more than serviceable, the acting far better than the likes of Transformers or Thor, and the plight of the central character one that we can all relate to. Give this movie a chance. It will surprise you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jet Lagged on 21 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD
This had got some bad reviews in the press. Consequently I came to this movie not expecting very much. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to find that this was a decent superhero action movie after all. Ryan Reynolds gives a good performance here as the superhero. I can't understand all the negativity.

A Green Lantern, fleeing the evil Parallax, crash lands on Earth. Dying, he offers his green power ring to Hal Jordan. Or more correctly, it is the ring that chooses Jordan, an earthling with ego and confidence problems. The green power is said to derive from the Will of the beings in the universe. It is contrasted with a yellow power involving Fear, the other power in the Universe.

Like many newbie heroes, Hal initially is not enamoured with the deal that is offered him.......

One amusing moment is when Hal, now a Green Lantern, appears before his girlfriend. Let's face it, his pithy mask isn't really much of a disguise is it? And she recognises him immediately. I thought that bit of realism was a nice touch. So much for the superhero infallibility myth!

Parallax, the main (computer generated) villain in this film is rather a disappointment.

This movie has a lot of special effects. Take a look at the amount of credits rolling at the end. There are truckloads of them.

If you have kids who are into comic superheroes then they will love this film and give it 5 stars. Bigger kids like myself will give it 3.5 stars and wonder what all the negativity is about. For a standard DVD currently retailing on Amazon at a price of just 3, how can you go wrong?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Green Lantern.
Region 2 dvd.
Ratio 16.9/2.40:1.
Running time 110 minutes approx.

Positives
Well at leasts this comic book movie attempts to try something new.
Mark Strong is on good form playng Sinestro.
Ryan Reynolds plays Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan but is actually ok in this movie.

Negative.
Martin Campbell is usually a superb director of action & storytelling but is a little out of his depth here in this comic book movie realm.
Some of the CGI is appalling in places especially the main villian Parallax.

Review.
Oh dear you wait for DC to release a comic book movie with exeption to Batman, Dark Knight & this is what we finally get a jumbled poor CGI mess.

Green Lantern is less known in the UK but with a director attached of Martin Campbell calibre i expected a lot more than the end result.

Ryan Reynolds plays Ryan Reynolds playing Hal Jordon a test pilot whom still suffers flashbacks seeing his father's death in a jet crash.

Hal is a cocky pilot but has low self esteem issues & seems afraid of comitting to his on/off Girlfriend Carol Ferris(Blake Lively) or just about anything in his life.

In the universe a creature of great power known as Parallax escapes from his exile & attacks his former capturer Abin Sur who many years ago abandoned him on the lost sector planet Ryut.

Parallax attack against Abin Sur mortally wounds him & he crashes to earth & by fate is found by Hal who passes on his Green Power Ring & Lantern tells him to recite the oath & then dies.

Hal eventually recites the oath thinking it a joke but becomes possessed by the rings power.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Jan. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The Green Lantern, as a film was visually stunning, enjoyable to watch, funny and comedic in places - yet lacking a certain something in others.

As far as Super Hero movies go, I'm not a massive fan. They're OK but they're not really my thing and, of the ones I've seen, some I've enjoyed - others not.

My point being, other than the latest Batman films, I've had no burning desire to see a Marvel or DC inspired film (although I have seen them all). That was until I saw the trailers for The Green Lantern.

Something about them intrigued me and drew me in. Basically, I think it was 'the look' of the film and the special effect sequences, and I wasn't disappointed.

The film is visually stunning and the SFX are equally incredible and pleasurable to watch but the story just wasn't that exciting to me. I'm not sure why, because it was a pretty solid story, plausible (in a comic book sort of way) and well written.

I think perhaps it was just little too linear and straight forward. Other parts of the film weren't though, and it has to feature one of the best 'villains' - or rather, Evil Enitities - I've ever seen. And it's really moments like baddy that save this film.

This is a film based on special effects and if you took all the razzmatazz and razzle-dazzle away there wouldn't be much left to hold your attention. That said, there was some nice ideas and writing in the script, but it just lacked that 'big idea' for the main arc.

The cast was strong (literally in fact, with Mark Strong in one of the main roles) and the acting solid throughout. There was an incredibly beautiful leading lady and a good mix of characters. Overall, it gets a B-. Frustratingly capable of more.
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