Green Lantern (2011) – 2/10 superhero movie review

Cast / crew
Director: Martin Campbell
Writer (Screenplay) Based upon characters appearing in comic books publisherd by DC Comics: Greg Berlanti
Writer (Screenplay) Based upon characters appearing in comic books publisherd by DC Comics: Michael Green
Writer (Screenplay) Based upon characters appearing in comic books publisherd by DC Comics: Marc Guggenheim
Writer (Screenplay) Based upon characters appearing in comic books publisherd by DC Comics: Michael Goldenberg
Writer (Story) Based upon characters appearing in comic books publisherd by DC Comics: Michael Green
Writer (Story) Based upon characters appearing in comic books publisherd by DC Comics: Marc Guggenheim
Producer: Donald DeLine
Producer: Greg Berlanti
Ryan Reynolds: Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
Blake Lively: Carol Ferris
Peter Sarsgaard: Hector Hammond
Mark Strong: Sinestro
Angela Bassett: Doctor Waller
Temuera Morrison: Abin Sur
Jay O. Sanders: Carl Ferris
Jon Tenney: Martin Jordan
Taika Waititi: Tom Kalmaku
Tim Robbins: Hammond

Green Lantern (2011)

Ace but immature fighter pilot Hal Jordan is chosen by the ring of a dying Green Lantern – a corps of inter-galactic beings tasked with safeguarding the universe – to be his successor. Jordan is the first human to be chosen but both he and other Green Lanterns feel that the ring must have made a mistake.

2/10

Impressively bland super-hero adventure which makes all the mistakes typical of the genre (no plot coherence, no convincing characters, no understandable motivation, no recognisable or rational human beings anywhere to be seen) but doesn’t have any of the benefits (imaginative, thrilling, spectacular action, heroic acts, evil being punched in the twirled moustache). The dismal, genuinely depressing, mid-credits epilogue takes an entire star off the rating thanks to undoing the only thing the movie did that was against expectation: that Mark Strong was not the villain. Obviously, it still takes an awful lot of money, effort and skill to make even a bad movie. You do wonder how much more effort it takes to make a good one.

This movie contains extremely unpleasant scenes, extreme fantasy violence.

Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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