So I just finished the Green Lantern movie, and I’m quite disappointed. The first 2/3rd of the movie was actually really good! The changes to the storyline were understandable, and the plot was still enjoyable. Then, all of the sudden it was like the filmmakers said “Oh crap, we’ve got to end this thing" and kicked it into “high gear", throwing storyline and plausibility out the window. There was a distinct turning point where the movie cast aside all prior characterization, inserted a “rousing" call to arms speech that came out of nowhere, and instantly abandoned all pretense of credibility. The tension that had been building through the movie was resolved in mere minutes, with an altogether lackluster effort by the hero. The movie was closed with a summarizing cliche, and a sequel was set up without any attempt at showing motivation for the actions of the villain-to-be. The potential of the movie was hopelessly squandered, most likely leaving a bad taste in the mouth of would-be Green Lantern fans. *sigh* Maybe the inevitable “reboot" 5 years from now will be better…
Green Lantern: The Movie
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