The Green Lantern
June 17, 2011
The plot centers on test pilot Hal Jordan (played by Ryan Reynolds). Jordan is the first human selected to be a member of The Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force charged with keeping the universe safe. The Green Lantern wears a ring which allows him to manifest his thoughts into energy to provide him with a limitless amount of weapons.
It follows your typical hero formula- Meet this average guy, he’s got personal flaws. He experiences some life changing event and reluctantly accepts the change. He learns to harness his new powers, beats the bad guy, and saves the girl.
This movie takes advantage of the high definition, 3D theater environment. That would one benefit to seeing this movie in the theater as opposed to waiting.
The writers did a good job of making sure that people unfamiliar with the comic franchise learned about the Green Lantern’s powers and history. No previous Green Lantern Experience
Veterans with years of experience struggle, while the rookie can fix the issue.
I like Ryan Reynolds, but plays the same role in every movie– The snarky slacker who eventually gets it right.
Overall, the movie was enjoyable theater experience with lots of special effects and things blowing up. If you take it for what it is, it’s not a bad way to beat summer heat.