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Parents' Guide to

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Violent, animated superhero movie with thoughtful messages.

Movie PG 2011 84 minutes
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Green Lantern Emerald Knights - PG - 2011

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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At first, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS suffers from too many characters and not enough character development. Even the main hero, Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern from Earth, only appears for a fraction of the entire running time. Likewise, most of the early episodes seem to be about fighting, which is violent, and -- in an effort to avoid too much gore -- repetitive.

But as the movie goes on, the individual stories become more thoughtful and entertaining; the highlight is the tale of "Bolphunga the Unrelenting" and his search for Mogo. Eventually, the stories begin to rely on simple, clever solutions rather than violent ones. Even the characters begin to emerge as comrades and partners; their teamwork becomes the focus. Working with at least eight writers, three different directors manage to instill the movie with a cohesive look and impressive style.

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