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Ian Jane
04-07-2011, 02:23 PM
Ug. This doesn't look very good.


Ian Jane
04-07-2011, 02:26 PM


04-07-2011, 02:30 PM
Yeah, even the new trailer doesn't help.

'Course, he's one of the most pointless super-heroes ever given its own storyline. I liked the cross-over w/ Green Arrow when I was a kid but still dug Arrow more...

Todd Jordan
04-07-2011, 04:36 PM
A lame super hero portrayed by an annoying and lame comedic actor...throw in cartoon cgi...how can this be anything other than wonderful? If they made him gay maybe that would help.

04-07-2011, 05:34 PM


That's not the actual costume, but yeah...I don't have high hopes for this one. It's mainly the completely CGI environment of Oa that troubles me. Just like with STAR WARS I-III it seems as though the creators feel that because they can cram loads of stuff into the frame that they should. It's too much. I feel like CGI almost always works best when blended with real world environments - build some sets and the put in some particulars with the computer instead of creating practically everything CG.

With that said, I'm not too bothered by Reynolds being cast, except for the fact that he has beady eyes that are too close together, and they appear even beadier and closer in the mask. I think Mark Strong makes a great Sinestro though.


I also have to say that I'm happy they're sticking pretty close to the comics in character design as well.

Ian Jane
04-07-2011, 05:50 PM
Mark Strong is a good choice and I don't know that I have an issue with Reynolds, per se (he doesn't really bother me). The character design looks close to the Hal Jordan style stuff, so I guess that's a plus, but yeah, soooooooooooooooo much CGI in that trailer, and not the good kind.

This is going to look like a cartoon.

04-07-2011, 06:17 PM
You only stick up for him 'cuz he's a Canuck.

Ian Jane
04-08-2011, 08:45 AM
I actually didn't realize he was Canadian. That's as good an excuse as any though.

04-08-2011, 11:44 AM
One other thing about the 4 minute promo clip, and presumably about the movie itself - the rolling staccato strings on the soundtrack. Since SPIDER-MAN it seems like that has become the unofficial music for most superhero movies. I understand that it helps build tension and excitement, but it feels like studios and producers are telling their soundtrack composers that they need to use it in order for people to know they're watching a superhero flick. Personally I'm sick of it.

Ian Jane
04-08-2011, 11:55 AM
I'd have rather seen them go Golden Age Green Lantern.

I understand and realize that it's not as marketable and that they want a big expensive sci fi blockbuster type movie here, but how cool would it have been?


It'd also be neat if like Noland said they worked some of the Green Arrow stuff into the storyline. I don't think that's gonna happen though.

Ian Jane
08-29-2011, 03:34 PM
So did anyone see it?

Hits BD/DVD in October. Specs and cover art here:


The Silly Swede
08-29-2011, 03:38 PM
I refused to see it for several reasons. Among those reasons were: It stars a canadian non-actor. It is a superhero movie. I want comic-book based movies to end right fucking now.

Ian Jane
08-29-2011, 03:39 PM
I want bad ones to end, and good ones to be made.

The Silly Swede
08-29-2011, 03:42 PM
And by good ones you mean Flash Gordon (1980). HES A MIRACLE!

Ian Jane
08-29-2011, 03:58 PM
Among others, yes. It's true that most of them kinda stink but we get decent ones every once in a while.

The Silly Swede
08-29-2011, 06:09 PM
Give me an example. I find that they all stink. Bad CGI and even worse plots are not forgivable errors IMO.

Ian Jane
08-30-2011, 09:03 AM
I like the Spider-Man movies, I like the X-Men movies, and I like the first two Blade movies, CGI wank fests or not. I also dug Batman Begins and Dark Knight, though I don't think they're perfect films like a lot of people seem to.

The Silly Swede
08-30-2011, 12:08 PM
Of those I can stand Batman with Bale 1 and 2. Don't love em..... Blade I like.... but I like every film Wesley Snipes ever did and I feel he should be exempt from paying taxes. I wanted to puke when I saw X-Men and Spiderman.

FLASH! Saviour of the universe is still easily the best in its genre.

08-30-2011, 12:30 PM
What's funny is that I can imagine a generation of kids seeing GREEN LANTERN now looking back on it in 20 years the same way we look at FLASH GORDON. Haven't seen it yet but I get that cheesy, fun vibe from GL.

The Silly Swede
08-30-2011, 01:14 PM
Ryan Reynolds can and will never pull off a masterful acting job like that half-wit who played Flash.

08-30-2011, 01:28 PM