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|Ryan Reynolds||Hal Jordan/Green Lantern|
|Blake Lively||Carol Ferris|
|Peter Sarsgaard||Hector Hammond|
|Tim Robbins||Senator Hammond|
|Jay O. Sanders||Carl Ferris|
|Taika Waititi||Tom Kalmaku|
|Angela Bassett||Dr. Waller|
|Mike Doyle||Jack Jordan|
|Nick Jandl||Jim Jordan|
|Dylan James||Jason Jordan|
|Gattlin Griffith||Young Hal|
|Jon Tenney||Martin Jordan|
|Leanne Cochran||Janice Jordan|
|Temuera Morrison||Abin Sur|
|Jeff Wolfe||Bob Banks|
|Lena Clark||Senator's Assistant|
|Jenna Craig||Young Carol|
|Deke Anderson||Four Star General Caven|
|Griff Furst||UCAV Operator #1|
|Garrett Hines||UCAV Operator #2|
|Ritchie Montgomery||Bunker Doctor|
|Marcela Fonseca||Beautiful Girl|
|Douglas M. Griffin||DEO Agent #1|
|Armando Leduc||DEO Agent #2|
|Kenneth Brown Jr.||Avionics Tech #1|
|Silas Cooper||Avionics Tech #2|
|Dane Rhodes||Ferris Security Guard|
|Melanie Hebert||News Reporter (F-35 Crash)|
|LaTonya Norton||News Reporter #1|
|Rick Searfoss||Two Star General|
|Laura Cayouette||Party Guest #1|
|Bernard Hocke||Party Guest #2|
|Michael Jamorski||Football Jock|
|Geoffrey Rush||Voice Only|
|Michael Clarke Duncan||Voice Only|
|Warren Burton||First Guardian|
|Salome Jens||Female Guardian|
|Clancy Brown||Voice Only|
|Warren P. Munster||Bartender|
|Donna Haynes Crehan||Additional Party Guest|
|Sharon Morris||Bus Driver|
|Lance E. Nichols||Cop|
|Richie Alonzo||Makeup Special Effects|
|Christopher Assells||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Greg Berlanti||Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Steve Buscaino||Makeup Special Effects|
|Harry Cohen||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Donald De Line||Producer|
|Ngila Dickson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Dino R. Dimuro||Sound/Sound Designer|
|David Dupuis||Makeup Special Effects|
|Herbert W. Gains||Executive Producer|
|Scott Martin Gershin||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Michael Green||Original Story, Screenwriter|
|Marc Guggenheim||Original Story, Screenwriter|
|Andrew Haas||Executive Producer|
|Joel Harlow||Makeup Special Effects|
|Joseph Hiura||Set Decoration/Design|
|James Newton Howard||Score Composer|
|William Hunter||Set Decoration/Design|
|Sony Pictures Imageworks||Animator|
|Rob Johnson||Set Decoration/Design|
|Andrew L. Jones||Art Director|
|Courtney Lether||Makeup Special Effects|
|Lennie MacDonald||Makeup Special Effects|
|Grant Major||Production Designer|
|Jeff Markwith||Set Decoration/Design|
|Alex McCarroll||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ian McFadyen||Art Director|
|Wright McFarland||Set Decoration/Design|
|Pam Dixon Mickelson||Casting|
|Bruce G. Moriarty||Asst. Director|
|Sam Page||Set Decoration/Design|
|Clay Pinney||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Scott Plauche||Art Director|
|Peter Staubli||Sound/Sound Designer|
Posted October 14, 2011
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I don't understand why so many people didn't like this movie all that much. I thought it was pretty cool! I'm familiar enough with Green Lantern to know, though, that a few things were off about it, but a lot of it was dead on, and while I thought they could have done a bit more with this movie, it was still really cool. Don't let any negative comments deter you from checking this one out. If you like superhero movies & sci-fi & such, you oughta be right at home with this movie.
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Posted March 15, 2013
3.5 out of 5
When dying alien and Green Lantern Abin Sur is discovered by brash and cocky fighter pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), Hal’s life is suddenly changed when the mysterious alien gives him a green power ring and matching lantern with vague instructions to “speak the oath.”
After finally unlocking the lantern, Hal is taken to the planet Oa where he learns he has become Abin Sur’s successor in the Green Lantern Corps and is also the first human to ever bear the powerful mantle of a Green Lantern.
As part of his training, Hal is taken under the wing of a powerful Lantern named Sinestro (Mark Strong) whose view of right and wrong is sheer black and white, and who has no trouble enforcing the law with lethal force. Turns out Sinestro wasn’t the first to feel this way as long ago one of the creators of the lantern rings—the Guardians of Oa—disagreed with the Oan Council and set off on his own, discovering a new power, this one the yellow power of fear. Now the super powered being Parallax, this former Guardian wishes to take revenge on those who banished him.
As Hal learns what it means to set aside his own pride and ego and live by the sacred Green Lantern oath--In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power, Green Lantern’s Light!--he must come to grips with his newfound power and expel Parallax’s presence from the universe once and for all.
After the crazy success of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Warner Brothers and DC Comics were in big need of another hit after Superman Returns failed to deliver at the box office, and so they went to another DC hero: Green Lantern. Good choice. He’s a kind of Superman/Batman hybrid in that Hal Jordan is human and has the qualities and struggles thereof like Bruce Wayne, and yet by wielding his power ring, his superpowers get up there right alongside the Last Son of Krypton in many ways. Whether this was Warners’ reasoning or not, I don’t know—probably not—but GL was certainly a good character to try and take to the big screen especially since it had never been done before.
In a nutshell, the movie wasn’t bad. I liked it. It didn’t change my life, but it’s not the piece of garbage many folks make it out to be. It covered Hal Jordan’s transformation into Green Lantern, delivered awesome effects, created a sense of atmosphere both about the Green Lantern Corp and Oa, and came through on telling a simple story that got Hal Jordan from Point A to B in a reasonable amount of time.
People complained there wasn’t enough action or not enough stuff on Oa—but those kinds of things are—and weren’t—supposed to be the focus of this movie. It was about getting the ring into Hal’s hands and teaching him the ol’ Uncle Ben motto of “With great power comes great responsibility.”
I like how it took time to get Hal used to using the ring and it wasn’t a case of him putting it on and suddenly becoming an expert on creating green light constructs. And once he figured it out, I enjoyed how his constructs were simple—the racetrack, machine guns, etc.—as opposed to something crazy or way too technical. Why? Put yourself in his shoes. You’d probably construct something you’re more comfortable with than trying to create some big complicated airship stocked with robot soldiers with a zillion weapons and stuff.
The love story between Hal and Carol Ferris (Blake Lively) seemed forced though it did provide a nice bridge between the realm of Oa and Earth. Clearly this relationship was introduced for sequel purposes because those who know the comics know Carol Ferris becomes the supervillain Star Sapphire down the line.
I think in the end, Green Lantern did its job. Could it have been better? Sure. Could it have been worse? Yup.
Regardless, I like popping this movie into the player from time to time, and if you’re a superhero fan, you should, too.
Posted January 14, 2012
Absolutely one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Ryan Reynolds is horribly miscast, the script is a jumbled mess with no less than THREE villains and the special effects look like they were done in PhotoShop. One of the few times I've considered asking for my money back.
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Posted December 8, 2011
ryan reynolds was pretty good. mark strong was fantastic, but underused. he was a great sinestro, i don't know why they needed the other villain(s). the actors portraying those villains were fine, but they were working with crap material. it was like one long toy commercial, so bad, it put my six-year-old to sleep, and he loves green lantern.
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Posted March 18, 2012
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Posted October 5, 2011
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