Green Lantern

In our darkest hour, there will be light.

Test pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is “chosen” by a ring brought to Earth by an alien to become a Green Lantern, an intergalactic “cop” with superpowers. This 3D adventure took a long time to get off the ground, cost a lot of money and was generally considered a failure. Its main problem is blandness; nothing in it is exceptional and the basic concept is largely silly and uninvolving. That said, Reynolds is OK as the irresponsible pilot, and it’s clear that the budget was spent on lavish special effects.

2011-U.S. 105 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Martin Campbell. Comic Book: John Broome, Gil Kane. Cast: Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan), Blake Lively (Carol Ferris), Peter Sarsgaard (Hector Hammond), Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins. Voices of Geoffrey Rush, Michael Clarke Duncan.

Trivia: Sam Worthington and Chris Pine were allegedly considered for the lead.


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