Sunday, June 26, 2011

Green Lantern

Throughout the past decade, comic book superheroes have been finding their way into megaplexes and creating a lot of box office success. It was due time for the Green Lantern, one of D.C. Comics most popular heroes to be portrayed in film. Hal Jordan, an arrogant slacker is recently terminated from his fighter pilot job. He later discovers he has a much higher calling when  he is teleported to an alien that has crash landed on earth. Before the mysterious creature passes away, he gives Hal a ring, symbolizing that he has been chosen to join the Green Lantern Corps, an elite intergalactic team that possess powers to create objects with their minds. I have heard some negative reviews from critics and word of mouth. However, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Ryan Reynolds was a good choice for the lead role as his typical on screen arrogance made Hal Jordan more believable. I had a minor issue with the battle and the intergalactic scenes however as the planetary scenery and some of the alien characters looked noticeably animated. Nonetheless, this film is a very accurate portrayal of what is personally my favorite superhero comic book. Grade A-

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