Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard
Director: Greg Berlanti
Runtime: 1 hours, 54 minutes
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Superhero | 2011
I had thought that I’d seen this movie before, most likely when it was released 6 years ago, but after watching it I can’t tell you a single thing that I remembered. So perhaps I imagined watching it. Or perhaps I started and never finished. The Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal (the Green Lantern) comes upon a downed spaceship. When the being inside dies, his ring chooses Hal to become the next Green Lantern.
This is a normal superhero story I think. Man comes upon a gift, uses gift for good, soon make himself an enemy and finds love, etc. In this case, the love is Blake Lively who plays Carol. Hal (I think) quickly learns how to use his new abilities, and quite honestly I don’t think there was enough fight scenes for me.
Pretty much he uses his imagination to conjure up certain things, which is cool, but I’m a little disappointed in the imagination that the screen writers gave Hal. I assume they wanted it to be comedic, but the whole hot wheel car track, a little off for me. As for the effects, I didn’t think they were anything special.
Ryan Reynolds totally sold it as Deadpool, but I’m not convinced with this Green Lantern film. The concept is cool, as I assume it’s based off a comic book, but I just wasn’t too keen on all the effects and the overall storyline. I’m going to go with an “Okay” on this film. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exciting enough for me to give it a “Liked It.” (2/5).
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