Arriving April 2012
I really make it a priority to watch movies on their premiere dates so I can beat the critics to it… so I won’t be forced to judge the movie by it’s box office rating or online reviews… so 48 hours after I’ve watch Green Lantern, I have come to the realization that it’s a great film… but I have to admit, within that 48-hour time frame there was a time when I have succumbed to what most people said about it because they kinda made sense but then I don’t know… I’m the world’s greatest fanboy and it is innate in me to dismiss all the criticisms about the things that I like.
I was really skeptical when they announced Ryan Reynolds would play Hal Jordan about a couple of years ago because I thought he would be so out of character judging from the movies he has been in and I really think he would be awesome being The Flash instead but after watching the movie, I was sorta impressed because he did a good job.
I really liked how the costume turned out… alota people have complained that the movie is too CGI heavy but I really think they had too make it that way because how else could they make it?… I really liked Hal’s constructs and I think it sold the movie for me… and Kilowog!… good choice in picking Michael Clarke Duncan as voice actor… too bad we don’t really get to see him much but it’s still pretty awesome (the only spoiler)
I think aside from Ryan Reynold’s awesome performance, I have to mention that Mark Strong also did a splendid job as Sinestro… this guy is starting to be the most badass villain in the past couple of years… from Kick-Ass to Sherlocke Holmes… I really wanna see him as a legitimate villain in the sequel.
One major complaint that I have though is that it doesn’t have a real legitimate villain… and it sorta reminds me of that dreaded Fantastic Four Rise Of The Silver Surfur… you have to watch the movie to figure out why I said that… and I think it would have been awesome if they decided to just skip the whole Parallax thing and just had Sinestro as the main villain…
But overall, I say it’s an awesome movie and it has a lot of fan service while also serving other people who are not into comics as well… it’s still a summer blockbuster movie so as expected, they had to do some minor changes to cater to a lot of people, comic fans or not… and I recommend people to stop believing what critics say and just watch it…