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Green Lantern (2011)

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Green Lantern




Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively
Peter Sarsgaard
Mark Strong
Angela Bassett
Tim Robbins
Directed by Martin Campbell

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

In brightest day, in blackest night,
Horrible movies like this
Shall escape my sight

First I will like to say this movie is an absolute waste of time, not well scripted and sometimes dull, the comic relive scenes lacked the relive it is suppose to offer, and the intrigue was drowned in the dialogue. Let’s not even go to the screenplay which looked like a whole mumbo jumbo of clichés stolen from the super hero movies we love and all mysteriously rolled in to one, and what do we get from this Martin Campbell (the director) latest a package, is a movie that is worth missing.

This superhero film is based on the DC Comics character of the same name.
A super villain named Parallax, which looked like a puff of smoke (a large puff if I may add) was suppose to bring the end of the world, but Hal took care of it (making the villain my top worse villain ever). DC has been struggling with hero movies lately, they have Batman and Superman locked down no doubt but after that, this was supposed to be the next best thing, but ended up turning out to be the worse. I think the director confused recklessness and showing lack of safety with lack of fear which Hal Jordan is known for.

The plot is much about Hal and his issues with his dad, it also shows how he struggles to live up to the expectations of being a Green Lantern.

The movie had a promising start until like after the first 5 minutes into it where we see a dying green lantern elect a new one Hal, he gives him the ring and we get to see Hal produce things conjuring them from his mind e.g giant hammers, machine guns, race cars. The character Hal, is a Test Pilot with serious Daddy issues, well dead daddy issues.

Well let me say after the huge budget penned down for this intended masterpiece, you will expect hey 200 million worth of good looking aliens not Star Trek rejects. But it was the dullness in the plot that makes this movie not worth watching.

We see Hal flying around and I ask myself, why have I been waiting anxiously to see this movie?

The movie ends with hope for a part two, but after looking at the money the movie pulled home from the box office, i think that hope is dead.

But i think we will be seeing Ryan in the Justice League movie that DC intends to make sometime in the near future.


  1. loool...i guess too much expectation also led to the great downfall of the movie

  2. I guess so too, but we had to expect much, this was suppose to be the potrayal of the one and only Hal Jordan. and they just messed it up