Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Green Lantern
Plot Synopsis: A test pilot is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
I love comic books, I love comic book movies. My 3 year old son loves comic book movies. Green Lantern is one of his favorite characters. He loves this film. Unfortunately he is the target audience, because if your over the age of 6, and the effects don't amaze you, you are left with one pile of crap.
Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, who is given a ring, which turns him into the Green Lantern. See all the lanterns use the power of green. The bad guys use yellow, as yellow is fear. I guess that's why you piss yourself when your scared, you know, as pee is yellow. Anyway a giant cloud of fear is coming to destroy earth and only the Green Lantern can stop it.
Simple plot, that's mainly because the whole film is a giant set up for part 2. Too bad this film made 50 cents and there wont be a part 2. Every character, was just a set up for what probably would have been a cool sequel. That is if they get a different director, and writer.
The effects are amazing. Probably the best I have seen in a comic book film. But there dumb. For instance, there is a scene where a helicopter is going to crash, so the green lantern uses his ring to encase the crashing chopper into a stock car frame and drive it on a giant track, complete with loop until it lands safely. Why didn't he just glide it down, or make a giant green blade, or even make a giant mat for it to fall on? Who knows.
If you have a small child, or your IQ is under 25 you will probably enjoy this. If not just stay away.
Overall 1 out of 5 Stars!