By: Da’Mon Guy
Green lantern is a moderately entertaining, superficial pillage that manhandles the classic character of Green Lantern in order to customize it to the ADHD generation of today. The movie bolsters some extremely impressive visual effects which are used as subterfuge to camouflage to shortcomings of this disappointing debut. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal), Blake Lively (The Town), Mark Strong (Kick Ass), Peter Sarsgaard (Knight & Day), Tim Robbins (Mystic River), Angela Bassett (Jumping the Broom), and Michael Clarke Duncan (Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins).
Green Lantern is a let down. This movie should be considered abuse. It’s a incoherent embezzlement that mocks the true nature of the character of Green Lantern. The big screen incarnation only gets half of the story right. The film introduces the general audience to the character but refuses to use his true alter ego’s personality.
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True fans should check out Green Lantern: First Flight and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights for a better perspective on the character.