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4.0 out of 5 stars Great start but a bumpy ride, August 18, 2009
This review is from: Green Lantern: First Flight [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Finally Green Lantern gets the spotlight. While I don't consider myself a huge fan of the Green Lantern I was rather looking forward to this film. The story is a liberal take on Hal Jordan's (a human Green Lantern) beginning as an intergalactic defender. The movie was neither good nor bad and was entertaining to watch. Here are my thoughts;

Pros

+ Great voice acting with notable actors playing the roles of a few of the Green Lanterns.

+ Some adult oriented themes with minor blood.

+ Nice representation of Green Lanterns from other races across the galaxy (minus the Lantern that was a squirrel...)

+ Interesting back story of the Green Lantern organization.

Cons

- Not exactly true to the mythos which will upset true fans

- Seemingly omniscient immortal leaders of the Lanterns completely oblivious to Sinestro's treachery and villainy (Much like the Jedi are somehow amazingly clueless to the Sith menace, go figure).

- Typical silly Green Lantern ring powers abound that ruin the serious feel of the story for me. For example giant green fly swatters, golf clubs, fans etc... At times it felt like George Lucas injected his "family friendly jar jar binks" humor into the film so it could appeal to all ages.

A fun film to watch and great to see Green Lantern get some individual treatment. I just wish it would have been a little more serious and polished in some areas.
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