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Subj: Re: Am/Was I The Only One Who Kind Of Liked The Green Lantern Movie, And DIDN'T Mind Ryan Reynolds?
Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 at 12:13:51 pm EDT (Viewed 682 times)
Reply Subj: Am/Was I The Only One Who Kind Of Liked The Green Lantern Movie, And DIDN'T Mind Ryan Reynolds?
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 at 07:28:03 pm EDT (Viewed 694 times)

    I remember seeing the movie when it came out, and I thought that it was, at worst, entertaining. I know that people didn't really care for Ryan Reynolds, but I didn't have a problem with him. I did think that Hal was a bit of an a-you know what, but he became better as the movie went on. His relationship with Sinestro was cool as well. Overall, I think that the movie is not as bad as it's reputation. I certainly don't think that it sunk the DC movie verse. Come to think of it, I wouldn't mind seeing a Green Lantern TV show, because DC seems to do TV better than movies.

Chris Pine would have been a better choice. But he's fortunate he didn't get the part since the movie tanked at the box office. The script was all over the place, focusing way too much on two villains and not nearly enough on the core characters or developing their characters. The movie did not need two villains as Sinestro should have taken the limelight on that one. But just like Johns Secret Origin, they got Hal's origin story all wrong in this movie without bothering to finish it.

Very little character development happened in this movie. The best we got was from Hammond but even that fell pretty flat. Plus, Hal didn't feel like the Hal I know and love. And I can take up a large rant on that alone on how wrong Hal was in this movie.

Does the movie suffer from some unfair criticism? Absolutely. The CGI costumes, the special effects, etc, were NOT nearly as bad as a lot of fans would like to think. Mark Strong as Sinestro was a stroke of genius and Michael Clarke Duncan played a great Kilowog. But that's about it for the cast as everyone else, including Reynolds, were BADLY miscast for their parts.

But I'm glad the movie failed because then it would be part of the larger DCEU we have right now.

As for a Green Lantern TV show, I'd love to see one as well if it starred Hal Jordan. Unfortunately, Green Lantern wouldn't work on a TV show's limited budget. All the ring's special effects would quickly cause the cost of the production to skyrocket through the roof. This would mean the showrunners would have to dumb down the ring and I'd rather not have that so it's better not to have a GL tv series at all.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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