Monday, June 27, 2011
Green Lantern Movie Breakdown
"The ring turns thought into reality. The only limits are what you can imagine."
The Green Lantern movie was a reality for many fans, but it seriously lacked imagination. In my thorough review of the movie on The Comic Conspiracy: Episode 13 I give the movie a 30%, which is an F beyond belief. Why would I give a movie I was looking so forward to such an abysmal rating (only 4% above Rotten Tomatoes), because it was a shit movie.
The film completely lacked imagination throughout when it came to giving the audience a good film with a great cast, a solid script and eye catching special effects. The special effects were good, but were limited by the imagination of the studio. The acting seemed restricted: Ryan Reynolds came off as a guy suffering from huge brain farts, Blake Lively was a great card board cutout (you clearly saw this in the 3D version), Peter Sarsgaard did a great job when he wasn't screaming in pain, and Mark Strong nailed the look of Sinestro, but didn't have enough screen time or character development to give us the true Sinestro. The only two solid performances in this movie came from the voice acting of Michael Clarke Duncan (Kilowog) and Geoffrey Rush (Tomar-Re)! The most horrific thing about this film is the fact that it was written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, and Michael Goldenberg. Four guys wrote this steaming pile of green shit and this is the best they could come up with; what a shame.
You could tell Green Lantern was a studio made film not a film directed by Martin Campbell who has some good movies in his portfolio. The film felt as if it was trying to be too many things at once; a kid's move, a summer blockbuster, an action film, a romance, a comedy, a drama, a sci-fi adventure, and all of these things made it a mess of intergalactic proportions. My recommendation is that you stream this film at home, skip all the stuff on Earth or imagine your own Green Lantern movie because there is no way it could be worse than this film.