June 19th


The Reel Deal reviews

Green Lantern

Crew


Directed by:

Martin Campbell

Casino Royale, GoldenEye, Mask of Zorro & Legend of Zorro (director)

Written by:

Greg Berlanti
Michael Green
Marc Guggenheim
Michael Goldenberg

No Ordinary Family & Brothers and Sisters (writer)
Smallville, Heroes & Everwood (writer)

No Ordinary Family, FlashForward & Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors (writer)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix & Contact (writer)

Actor

Ryan Reynolds

Peter Sarsgaard

Temuera Morrison

Geoffrey Rush

Role

Hal Jordan

Hector Hammond

Abin Sur

Tomar-Re (voice)

Actor

Blake Lively

Mark Strong

Angela Bassett

Michael Clarke Duncan

Role

Carol Ferris

Sinestro

Dr. Amanda Waller

Kilowog (voice)


See full Cast and Crew
IMDB Entry for Green Lantern

Initial Reactions


Noob

  • I enjoyed the film … a lot, but I thought they were all over the place

X

  • I loved the movie. Period. Moving on ...

Glenn

  • I loved it. I know there were some bad reviews, but halfway through I was thinking about what was going to be on the DVD

Standout Moments or Characters


Noob Standouts:

  • Hector Hammond stuff was unnecessary, too much for the average movie goer, too much jumping around
  • Sinestro was well played
  • Were was Hal’s growth into a Green Lantern?


Glenn's Standouts:

  • Mark Strong was exactly what Glenn pictured him as a Green Lantern
  • Ryan Reynolds did a good job as Hal Jordan
  • Blake Lively was replaceable but did a solid job
  • Voice acting from Michael Duncan Clarke and Geoffrey Rush


X’s Standouts:

  • I was afraid of it being Van Wilder in space and it was to a point, but they made it work
  • Hal Jordan saw some in trouble and acted, took a second when he noticed it was a dying purple alien but acted.

Geek Nirvana


  • Abin Sur was portrayed as a chump whose battle strategy was run away! FAIL!
  • How cool was EVERYTHING on Oa! They needed to spend more time on Hal’s training.
  • How did they do all the green screen stuff on this movie?
  • Blake Lively was alright, but totally replaceable.
  • Tim Robbins was on screen to collect a check. FAIL!
  • Movie Prequel Comic with Tomar Re leads into the very first scene of the movie, Not mandatory … but cool tie-in nonetheless.
  • Explanation of why the Planet Ryut is important in DC Comics.
  • X’s Note: Krona was the actual Guardian banished to Ryut in DC Comics Continuity, but he didn’t become Parralax!
  • What is with the orange popcorn salt nowadays?
  • Amanda Waller was not a run of the mill scientist. She is supposed to be bad ass. FAIL!
  • Would it have killed you to mention Metropolis or Gotham City? FAIL!

Easter Eggs


  • Carol Fenris call sign was “Saphire” and she had a Violet Lantern Corps symbol on her helmet.
  • Green Lantern Appearances: Bzzd, Boodikka, Stel and Salaak
  • Sinestro puts on the Yellow Lantern Ring and his uniform turns yellow. NICE!
  • Noob’s note: Although the story behind the Yellow Power ring had a makeshift origin in the movie. FAIL!


Final Thoughts


  • Noob:
  • It was good and entertaining, but just good.
  • Glenn:
  • I loved it and I am going to go see it a second time.
  • I am wearing a Green Lantern Tee-Shirt right not, I wore it when I went to see the movie
  • X:
  • I wore my Green Lantern Power Ring, My five-year-old son Vasili wore his Green Lantern Power Ring. My ten-year-old daughter Eleni wore her Indigo Tribe Power Ring and my fifteen-year-old son Danis wanted to sit in another car.

Rating (Midnight Release = 5, Opening Weekend = 4, Matinee = 3, DVD = 2, Wait for TV = 1)


Noob:

X:

Glenn:

Opening Weekend

Midnight Release

Midnight Release


Combined Rating =  
Low Midnight Release

Books to Checkout


Emerald Dawn Limited Series

Emerald Dawn II Limited Series

Green Lantern: Secret Origins

Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Kilowog

Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Tomar-Re

Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Abin Sur

Last Minute Business


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X’s Note: The Reel Deal - Captain America will be released on Sunday, July 24 - Sorry got my dates mixed up!

Closing song is “Ring Capacity” by Kirby Krackle.

X’s Note: The Nashville Rollergirls split their double header on Saturday

(A Teams)

Nashville All-Stars

Chicago Outfit

115

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(B Teams)

Nashville Brawl-Stars

Chicago Shade Brigade

80

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