Parents' Guide to

Green Lantern: First Flight

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dark animated superhero yarn will entertain older viewers.

Movie PG-13 2009 77 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Not all that bad

The only thing you should watch out for is language and some violent content but overall a good superhero movie.
age 18+

Less-than-heroic language

I was disappointed that this movie contained profanity. It marred an otherwise good superhero film.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (6 ):

GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT is an entertaining superhero yarn that manages to combine both the necessary secret-origin tale with a surprisingly complex story. Hal Jordan, the newest Green Lantern and the first Earthman ever recruited to the Corps, is fun to watch as he quickly figures out how to use his ring and learns his way around the galaxy. A key part of the story is Jordan's gradual realization that his new partner Sinestro is plotting to overthrow the Guardians and install himself as ruler of the universe.

Sinestro is what sets this film apart from the standard superhero flick. Yes, he seeks ultimate power, but his motivations are more nuanced than the average super-villain; he thinks the Guardians have gone soft, and the universe needs a firmer hand that only he can provide. But as Jordan observes, Sinestro's budding megalomania manifests itself while on the job as a Lantern, when he is eager to abuse his authority to wring information from a reluctant witness or even torture a suspect. The unusually dark Sinestro makes the film richer and more mature, and but is too much for younger kids.

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