First Flight v. Emerald Knights?


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Initial post: Aug 22, 2012 2:15:36 PM PDT
Carlos says:
Is GL: Emerald Knights a rehash of this GL: First Flight? from the previews, it looks like the same storyline. Has anyone seen both? Compare and contrast please.

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 6:32:33 PM PDT
Nope, no rehash here.

While they do share a very similar animation style story-wise and thematically they are quite different.

First Flight focuses the story on Hal and, as the name might imply, is a retelling of his origin as well as his introduction to Oa, the Guardians, and the GL corps. It is also a linear tale, beginning with the origin/introduction then developing into more of an intergalactic crime thriller that wraps up in a summer blockbuster/sci-fi type of climactic encounter.

Emerald Knights, on the other hand, is in more of an anthology-type of format. Meaning it presents a number of short stories, in this case various shorts about different members of the GL corps you may or may not know and/or care about, within the context of a larger story where Hal is relegated to more of a storyteller role than protagonist.

And though the animation and character models are almost identical between the two movies they establish temselves as two entirely different continuities.

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While Hal is a novice in First Flight and Sinestro becomes his evil arch-nemesis during his initial training; in Emerald Knights Hal is the mentor for a younger lantern and refers to Sinestro as one of the lanterns he trusts the most.
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I found both movies quite enjoyable, but I am a big fan of both Hal Jordan as well as many of the individual corps members. YMMV

Hope this helps!
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