Entertaining, albeit superficial, second attempt for DC to prove itself worthy to run against Marvel, nothing memorable, kind of disapointing, however perfect choice for younger fans of DC comics.
"Green Lantern" is DC's second attempt to cram another super-hero movie in preparation for the "Justice League" film scheduled for release in 2015, that's just as good as the "Dark Night" trilogy, and doesn't fail to entertain child and successfully bore adults. This movies doesn't do either, although it fails to top success of the "Dark Night" trilogy. Ryan Reynolds was a excellent choice to be cast as the Green Lantern, and Peter Sargaard played a predictable, and unlikeable villain, and Blake Lively plays a cranky, unrepeatable, and girlfriend that no man would want as their spouse. Besides the personality of the characters themselves, the acting and special effects where substandard, resulting in a movie that is only worth one watch. I had high hopes for "Green Lantern" and was let down to see Martin Campbell waste the potential of an awesome superhero movie, and he neglected the generally negative critical reception, by saying that although a trade account reaffirmed that Warner Bros., was "somewhat disappointed" opening-week box office of the film, they still intended to move forward with a sequel. In 2010 Martin Campbell announced the possibility of a "Green Lantern" trilogy. I imagine what a second film would be like (so does everybody else who stayed until the end of the credits), and it was pretty obvious as Sinestro's name originated from the word "sinister" and he looks a lot like what I'd imagine the devil looking like, however I couldn't comprehend a third "Green lantern" flick. The movie is humorous at times and intense during others; it superficially addresses heavy topics like death and child trauma. This big-screen take on the classic comic book superhero offers lots of fast-paced, combat filled action, much of it cartoonish in nature. it's almost disheartening that the rioters chose to include some moderately strong language to convey an emotion/message, including bulls**t, S.O.B., and a**hole, totally unnecessary, better to buy it on DVD is you have little ones who are interested in the film so you have the opportunity to mute it. Expect some drinking of beer and hard liquor at a bar, but nobody gets drunk. Social drinking at parties. It's implied that Hal had a one-night stand (he's shown in his underwear. Some kissing and flirting, a couple is shown briefly under the covers on a bed, brief cleavage shot. The main monster, the Parallax, is scary, and could definitely frighten young children. The movies is filled with loud explosions and fight scenes, mostly involving a lot of punching and throwing (albeit with minimal blood/gore). The violence is pretty tame compared to other superhero movies. "Green Lantern is a perfect flick for older tweens and teens (probably not adults, however they may have to see it with their children and it's really not that terrible) who are only looking to be entertained and are not seeking lots of depth, profundity or moral insight.
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Violence & scariness