41 thoughts on “Green Lantern (2011) Movie Review

  1. (Leaving this comment before I read the post then I’ll come back and comment again)

    You didn’t! This has got to be one of the most embarrassing “super” hero movies ever produced and you shine the light of day on it? I’m cringing already 😉

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    1. I’m dying of laughter haahhaha I had to! 😂 I suffered through a re-watch just to share this! And also because I’m a completionist and plan to rewatch all the DC movie to put up a review of them. The sooner I go through the bad ones, I faster I can get back to watching good stuff! 😂

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  2. ALL THE THINGS were wrong with this movie indeed! A frakking hobo with mental issues off the street could have been given a brief outline of Green Lantern and then come up with a better story than this. I just remember being absolutely appalled when the movie ended and all I could think was “what brain dead idiot did this?” The whole thing with comic books is that we shouldn’t have to get mediocre stories any more! We’ve got so much lore on so many characters that even a bad writer can’t go wrong. And yet as we’ve seen, DC movies seem to be on a quest to find the worst writers possible and then stupify them with alcohol and drugs and THEN tell them to write a story script.

    As for the studios and moneyshakers getting involved, that doesn’t surprise me at all. And so far, I haven’t seen it work out for the better even once. There seems to be this “corporate” mentality (I see it through Mrs B at the big box store she works at) that is completely out of touch with reality. The movie industry is RACING to its destruction and jackasses like these are not only pushing as hard as they can, they’re leading the charge!

    I’m just peeved, that is all. There shouldn’t be ANY bad superhero movies and yet look at what we keep getting…

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    1. Well said. It blows my mind that they’re able to create such horrible movies with bad effects, editing, actors or scripts. I don’t understand how it could indeed go so wrong when there are so many stories they could draw inspiration from.

      It doesn’t help at all when Warner Bros and all come and chop off parts of movies without understanding their consequences. I also strongly believe that they’re influenced by Disney’s formula. After all, I also believe that critics today have set Disney’s Marvel movies as the standard for superhero movies and that Warner Bros are looking to “lighten” up their movies to compete when they should be making their own movies with their own style.

      I do hope that DC’s upcoming Green Lantern Corps movie will be much better overall than this Green Lantern movie.

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  3. The only thing I like about Green Lantern movie was the vicious teaser scene from Deadpool 2 when Deadpool kills his real-life counterpart before Reynolds can accept the script 😛
    But seriously, 3rd time??? I don’t know if I should commend your sheer willpower (ring, anywhere?) or worry about your mental state… Can’t wait for your review of Batman & Robin, though! 😀

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    1. Me, I’ve never actually watched it. There were so many scathing reviews, fragments I’ve seen on YT were so unappealing, I just decided not to bother. I’m more and more certain it was a wise decision!

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    2. Hahahah I did enjoy those shots fired at the whole Green Lantern thing, even the “don’t make my suit animated!” 😂

      Well At least I won’t be seeing this movie for a VERY long time, if ever again hahaha I do look forward to check out those other “horrible” movies again hahah

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  4. Oh my goodness I had forgotten about this terrible movie! I guess Deadpool kind of erased Green Lantern from our collective memory. I always thought it was so weird how bad this movie was considering the really pretty great cast. You’re right – the script IS truly awful. I always wonder if they know while they’re making it that it’s trash, or if it’s all so out of order when its filming that they really have no idea what they’ve made.

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    1. Hahahah Deadpool did remind us all that it once existed too but maaaan, if’s pretty sad that it even happened.

      I have no idea how come such a movie was allowed to screen when anyone can tell that it is so bad! 😂 I do hope that things will change in the future and that the next Green Lantern movie will be much better though!


  5. I wouldn’t go so far as to call Green Lantern a terrible movie, but it’s a complete mess. The CGI often looks goofy. The green lantern costume looks completely ridiculous. The story is overly complicated, as if they stuffed three movies into one. Sinestro makes a somewhat compelling potential villain, but the movie ends before he could be a villain. The actual villains on the other hand are completely forgettable. I saw it in theaters way back, and I’ve never once considered watching it again. It’s not bad enough to be worth watching again, nor is it good enough.

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    1. Yep. The CGI was so goofy and doesn’t stand the test of time too. And it doesn’t help when the costume looks so weird. I do wish that they gave Sinestro the main villain role… Or had built his relationship of mentor must earlier and longer in the first movie too! I do look forward to the Green Lantern Corps movie if they actually go forward with that project.


  6. A brave endeavour my friend! I didn’t hate Green Lantern and as you say it’s nowhere near as bad as (shudder) Batman & Robin (shudder) but, yes, it wasn’t a great big screen debut for the character. I think Ryan Reynolds was actually a pretty good choice for Hal Jordan but yep, the script isn’t all that great. The CGI suit was a mistake – I know that the suits in the comics are constructs of the power rings but we only really needed on/off CGI sequences and had Reynolds in a real suit with computer generated embellishments.

    The biggest shame really is that it seems to have killed Martin Campbell’s career – people seem to forget that he directed two of the absolute best Bond films (Goldeneye and Casino Royale). Unfortunately he just wasn’t a good match for the approach Warner Bros wanted to take – fingers crossed they get it right with Green Lantern Corps.

    P.S. I’m going to save checking out your Mister Miracle review, I have the collected edition and plan to start reading it this week so look forward to reading your thoughts when I’m done, or at least read a few chapters!

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    1. Yep. This was not on Ryan Reynolds. With the right script, this could’ve been his first transition to a more “serious” role compared to his more comedy-oriented stuff in the past. Unfortunate, the script killed everything, and the CGI didn’t help it at all. It’s pretty sad that it killed that man’s career too. It’s insane how messy things get with Warner Bros/DC… It dates way back before anything related to Snyder’s movies. I really do hope that DC will manage to get things back on track for its own prosperous DCEU, or that its stand-alone non-DCEU movies give DC the good reputation it deserves.

      Oh snap! Pretty excited to hear your thoughts on Mister Miracle in that case. It might be one of the first non-Batman stuff that we read around the same time! 😛


  7. Can’t say I’m convinced to finally give this a go 😉 Especially with all the plotlines that make no sense and the choice of antagonist (that often seems to be the downfall of not-great superhero films). It’s unsurprising that you found this was such a dull final product- but it made for a great review!

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    1. I can assure you that you’re not missing out on much with this one. It fails to be pertinent yet it has all the material necessary to be one of the greatest movies in the DC universe. Hopefully, if they finally release Green Lantern Corps, they’ll get things right.


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