Green Lantern Corps, protectors of peace and justice wear rings that grants them superpowers, a new enemy Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in universe and the fate of earth lies in the hands of a human who is the newest recruit. But Hal has humanity that no member of his team has and he can quickly master hi...more
Green Lantern Corps, protectors of peace and justice wear rings that grants them superpowers, a new enemy Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in universe and the fate of earth lies in the hands of a human who is the newest recruit. But Hal has humanity that no member of his team has and he can quickly master his new powers and become the greatest Green Lantern of all. less
“While the screenplay is disappointing and leaves the story underutilized, there are some decent performances and several funny one liners that make this one a must watch for all the fans of Green Lantern and DC Comics.”
There is no introduction necessary for Green Lantern to all the Justice League fans. But for those who may not know, Green Lantern is the most popular super hero second to only Batman and Superman in the DC comics world. His power comes from a ring which thrives on will power from all over the universe.
Being a big Green Lantern fan myself, there was no way I was going to miss out when I found out that a movie is coming out and that too in 3D. Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is a test pilot and is entrusted the powerful ring to become the successor to the Green Lantern. Hal has fear issues originating from his father's death. The story takes us through his journey of conquering and accepting his fear into becoming one of the most powerful Green Lanterns. Hal's childhood friend Carol, played by Blake Lively is a part of this secret and is the strong force behind Hal. When an evil force thriving on fear attacks the earth, the Green Lantern saves the day.
Story wise there was content that could have been better utilized. There were funny one liners and comic relief scenes which toned down the intensity of the film. But I felt they over did it a few times. The director, Martin Campbell's, execution lacked somewhat as the same story could have been made more grandiose given the budget the makers had in hand. The human emotions of the Green Lantern were left untapped. The movie does not offer too much in 3D. Only the scenes from the promos look good in 3D. The rest of the movie is not worth paying the extra money for.
Acting wise Ryan Reynolds does a decent job as the Green Lantern. He has an uncanny resemblance to Hrithik Roshan once he wears the mask and gets the green lenses. Blake Lively looks gorgeous but is a little low on the acting department.
Overall if you have grown up watching Justice League cartoons on TV you will go for this movie irrespective of any review. I would recommend that save some bucks and watch it in 2D
Reasons to watch: 1) Green Lantern/ DC Comics fan
Reasons to skip: 1) Not the greatest 3D spectacle. 2) Weak on screenplay.