Green Lantern (114 min)
I am a Green Lantern nerd all the way. So this movie was sweet for me. My nerd side says great movie, my critical side says pretty good. The visuals are nice the acting is adequate and even riveting at times thanks to the villain Sinestro played by Peter Saarsgard, and the directing is ehh. I enjoyed the movie mostly with my nerdy side. My critical side enjoyed as well just not as much. I though that it was too short and could’ve been more dramatic and riveting with better directing. Plus Ryan Reynolds just didn’t seem surprised enough when he was suddenly forced up by a green electrical ball and taken to a pink crash land dying alien who gives him a green ring and tells him to say the oath into the lantern itself and then the pink alien dies. At that point I would be checking myself into an insane ward and would be reconsidering my sanity. Then he does the oath and is transformed into this green tight suit and mask and is swept away to another planet in another dimension where he is told that he is supposed to join a group called the green lanterns, who are protectors of the Earth. Now I would probably have a heart attack at this point. The other characters such as his friends and long time friend who is a girl along with all the other citizens also didn’t seem so surprised as well to see a man in a green suit with a magical ring saving the day. But this is my critical side talking not my nerdy side. My nerdy side understands this though because I know it is basing itself on the comic where people seem to not mind if some kind of man wearing a suit has super strength or some kind of super natural power comes barging into their town to save the day. I know that I wouldn’t ask any questions. “Green Lantern” is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.
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