Thursday, June 23, 2011

Movie Review: Green Lantern 3D


In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. -- (C) Warner Bros

Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Martin Campbell
Written By: Greg Berlanti, Michael Green (VII), Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg


Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern
Peter Sarsgaard as Dr. Hector Hammond
Tim Robbins as Senator Hammond
Blake Lively as Carol Ferris


I actually find Green Lantern 3D to be OKAY. I mean, before I somehow wasted my money for to watch it on 3D, I was already warned with spoiler alerts that this film is bad. Actually, Green Lantern 3D is a feel-good movie that failed to capture its viewers in an point of view of what is like to be a SUPERHERO and what is like to be fully human.

The story itself is thinly written and conceptualized. I see no in-depth approach in the scheme of the whole film. It is just like, from nowhere, a Pilot was given a ring by a Green Lantern. Then, suddenly giving him instant powers that the ring possesses. It is very shallow and uninteresting to grasp the film's premise.

The story lacks captivity and emotional aspect. Action scenes were okay but more or less not great as other Sci-Fi movies such as Spiderman. Visuals were also good but it is becoming too CGI and unrealistic. Somehow, it is kinda lame to watch since everything you see were more or less on green screen. It is overly produced and edited that even human beings look like a CGI reel.

Acting was also average. Credits to Ryan's charm and ability to adapt to the character of Green Lantern in this film. Some supporting characters were also good. But, it doesn't save much on the film's weakness. And that is, the lack of EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT as a SUPERHERO and as a HUMAN BEING.

Climax was somehow ANTI-CLIMATIC since I have seen less action and fight scenes. They were no major fight scenes in the whole film that would somehow let you feel the greatness and the power of Green Lantern. Although, the power of the ring lies in the character's determination and courage... The director failed to creatively play and twist the film with superb visual effects and deeper plot scheme.

Although, the film has a combination of humor and modern stuffs that deliberately let its viewers be mesmerized for the entire 2 hours... and the 3D was great on some points and scenes but for budget-conscious, it wouldn't make you any less than a person to be entertained with this film even on a 2D or less.

I really commend Ryan Reynolds in this film, but I was expecting it to be more action-packed and creatively done so that it could be at par with other D.C or even Marvel Comics adaptation films.

What is just disappointing is that GREEN LANTERN invested much with its TRAILERS for few months, only to offer with us with a near-to-be-substandard superhero film that wouldn't even leave a lasting impression.


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