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Green Lantern: First Flight (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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Jordan's resilience and willingness to throw himself in harm's way for the good of everyone gain respect, but his inevitable showdown with Sinestro is an epic fight. This PG-13 feature is a bit bloody, and there are a few swear words, but most of the violence arises from that familiar, shape-shifting light emanating from Jordan's ring. Happily, there is some of the old DC Comics wit in the way his Green Lantern ring shapes its beam into such imaginative weapons as a golf club and a flyswatter. A second DVD packed with special features includes background on Sinestro, a Justice League short, a featurette on the making of Green Lantern: First Flight, and, best of all, "Duck Dodgers: The Green Loontern." --Tom Keogh
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First off, I was surprised at how brutal some of the violence was for this cartoon. I know that these releases are not necessarily tailor-made for children, but this is no JLU episode. People are impaled, shot, torn through walls into the vacuum of space, and there is pretty much non-stop fighting through most of the 120 minutes. I don't have any problem with that, but it might not be to everyone's liking.
Plot-wise, it's not Shakespeare, but we are talking about an action cartoon here. There is a hero, a villain and lots of cool use of the Green Lantern rings. Those were the only prerequisites I was looking for going in to this thing, and I was not disappointed.
The voice cast did a great job as well. If there is one thing that DC always does right, it is casting their voices. Michael Madsen as Kilowog was my personal favorite. Too bad he didn't have more voice time.
This might possibly be my favorite DVD project of theirs, which is saying a lot considering the fantastic Wonder Woman, New Frontier, and Gotham Knight DVD films. I sincerely hope they continue putting out quality releases like this one.
(Released July 28, 2009 by Warner Home Video)
Another Looong DVD Review by Joe Torcivia
With 1992's BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES, producer Bruce Timm began a roll of excellence in adapting DC Comics' characters and concepts to animation that continues unbroken to this day!
In GREEN LANTERN FIRST FLIGHT, Timm hits all the right notes, concepts, and character bits to create as perfect a Green Lantern film as could be imagined.
Everything is as it SHOULD BE. Test Pilot Hal Jordan is summoned to the crash site of the dying alien Abin Sur, receives Abin's Power Ring, and is transformed into Green Lantern! Little of the precious running time is spent on this well-known origin, and the transformation takes place between 3:45 and 4:10 of the film. THAT'S EFFICIENCY!
The balance of director Lauren Montgomery's film (again, as it SHOULD BE) is spent introducing the Green Lantern Corps, their masters the Guardians of the Universe... and the untidy matter of Sinestro. BIG kudos to writer Alan Burnett for working it all into little more than 70 minutes.
As a reader and fan of DC Comics since the Silver Age - and all phases since, both good and bad - I can say this film (Pardon) "RINGS" TRUE!
As is our custom in these reviews, we'll break it into CONS and PROS.
The Special Features: (For the "Two-Disc Special Edition")
There is NO COMMENTARY TRACK for Green Lantern First Flight.Read more ›
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT spits on the slow burn set-up and instead plonks you straight into the thick of things. Within the first four minutes of the film the dying extra-terrestrial Abin Sur crash lands and bestows his power ring onto dashing test pilot Hal Jordan, and Hal then becomes the Green Lantern of Sector 2814. There's barely time to acknowledge Carol Ferris and her Ferris Air company before the new Lantern is whisked away to a hellacious deep space adventure. Cue the non-stop action. Just one of the reasons I dig this movie.Read more ›
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This movie was so much better than the live action Green Lantern that it was ridiculous. It had a far better story, and Christopher Meloni's voice alone was way better than Ryan... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Schinelli
Great story-line and abbreviated way to get Hal on board, but it worked. I like Nathan Fillon as the green lantern normally, but this guy did a great job too.Published 1 month ago by Jonathan
I really really loved this film. It's reawakened my interest in Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern. The animation is great and the story is very entertaining. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carolyn
Basically just got this to make my own Blu-Ray/DVD combo of this movie & got it for a good reasonable price.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this movie on Black Friday a few years ago but wanted to rent it while I was in the hospital because I love this movie! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Aaron Pauley
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If you're buying this online, you can't SEE the back of the box.
Aug 1, 2009 by Darrin Wright | See all 7 posts
|I can't wait for the uninformed and unwarranted "reviews" of this movie!||
Personally, I really love this movie. I didn't really know much about the GREEN LANTERN story before watching this movie, so I did research of who Hal Jordan was afterward. If you're an avid fan of the character and story, this wouldn't excite you too much given that it isn't the complete origin... Read More
Feb 27, 2011 by kryka | See all 6 posts
|First Flight v. Emerald Knights?||
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... Read More
Sep 2, 2012 by Random Reviewer | See all 2 posts
|what's the difference in extra contents of dvd vs bluray?||
One of the differences seems to be an additional 4 episodes from JL and JLU picked by Timm just like the other releases. You may not mind if you already have those series (which you definitely should if you are planning on buying this) and also as a personal recomendation I would say go for the... Read More
Jul 18, 2009 by gagm | See all 5 posts
|I can't wait for this movie!||
technically, shouldn't it come out on green ray? :)
Jul 12, 2009 by David | See all 4 posts
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