Movie Review: Green Lantern Hits a Red Light
Okay, first things first. I don’t like watching films in 3D along with the Green Lantern isn’t particularly a frequent superhero of mine. Having said that I won’t enjoy another installment with this franchise but won’t mind watching it for that heck of it, but I still don’t believe highly of 3D.
Green Lantern Story
Martin Campbell, the guy who successfully overhauled the James Bond franchise on two occasions (Golden Eye and Casino Royale) looked like the right choice to direct Green Lantern but despite having around budget that has reached over $150 million this film has precious little to supply. Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, an exam pilot par excellence who comes in contact with an environmentally friendly ring that imparts great powers and makes him a superhero that no evil can escape.
Reynolds brings some a higher level impish charm to the Jordan / Green Lantern character but unlike an Ironman the location where the script focused on exploring Tony Stark more than anything else, Green Lantern wastes fool proofing everything towards the degree of boredom. The ‘yellow energy of fear’, the ’emerald energy of willpower’ and other such there is a lot of mumbo-jumbo that particular expects inside a film based on a comic strip character but pretty much everything talk doesn’t actually add anything great towards the proceedings.
While Jordan attempts to evaluate what regarding his new mean green steak, far away inside the universe inside a place called Sector 2814, where millions of years before the Earth was formed The Guardians from the Universe created an evil fighting force called Green Lantern Corps, there’s commotion. Their meanest fighter Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison), the individual that died and his ring chose Jordan, was killed by Parallax, an old Lantern, who now wants to destroy every one of the sectors with the universe. The ring, which never is really a mistake in picking its bearer, bestows Jordan with superhuman powers and works on the premise when not fearless or responsible, he’s got it in him metamorph; this technique of self-realization is just fleetingly explored. It looks just as if Reynolds and his leading man the way they look do the ring a big favor and Jordan never really bothers beyond a point. Finally Jordan finds his calling and urges Sinestro (Mark Strong), a Lantern to aid him fight Parallax. But Sinestro refuses him because he believes that no human can defeat the bearer in the yellow energy of fear. Finally when Jordan proves him wrong Sinestro, accepts him to the brotherhood.
Final Words on Green Lantern
There is much back-story that Campbell efforts to pack in however the method by which it unfolds doesn’t allow you to wish to know more. You are interested in seeing the hero overcome his fears but Reynolds can be so self-satisfied that he suddenly decides its time and everything falls into place. Green Lantern is one of the very few superhero tales in which the power is shared by the bunch of people and be assured there will probably a few more sequels where, hopefully, a great deal more interesting sidekicks and partners in crime will fill the screen time.
And also that viewing a movie in 3D would turn into a better experience! There is no denying more and more and much more films can be released in 3D but something has to be done about the manner in which the viewers is forced to observe it.
ซีรี่ย์ Rating: 2/5
Green Lantern Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins
Green Lantern Story by: Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg
Green Lantern Directed by: Martin Campbell