Green Lantern: Brightest Day? or Blackest Night?

So, during my Movie / Power Rangers marathon yesterday…I sat down to watch Ryan Reynolds real super hero “debut” (the guy from Blade Trinity doesnt count.) in GREEN LANTERN. Now, the critics (except for my good friend Rebel Rikki over at NerdyNothings) have pretty much crucified this movie, so-the important question is-what did I think of it? Right? Did the Green Lantern see its Brightest Day…or Blackest Night?

..well..neither…since this was their first time out.

I thought Green Lantern was really good for what it was. The casting of Ryan Reynolds made sense, and I thought he did very well. See, what Warner Brothers figured-is people are going to see Superman or Batman REGARDELESS of whose cast in it. Because its Superman and Batman. Green Lantern? He doesn’t have that type of main stream draw. So you cast an actor who has drawing power in the lead role to make up for it. Bradley Cooper? Chris Pine? Both would of been good choices, but at the time of production-you didnt know EXACTLY who they were just by name. You know Ryan Reynolds though….so it made sense.

With that said. Green Lantern WAS basically “The Hal Jordan Show”. All the characters felt like they were just there-except for Hal Jordan. Hector Hammond was the only other character to get significant development through out the movie. Everyone else just kind of…existed.

The way they did Parralax was freakin’ sweet.

The costume? Ehh…I’ll pass. I understand WHY they did the costumes they way they did, but…meh…I didn’t LIKE them.

Oa looked amazing….

the effects were really good. Although I SWEAR I remember John Stewart in “Justice League” say Green Lanterns couldnt make things like guns or bombs…..which Hal Jordan made…ALOT (he made a damned FLAMETHROWER!)

There is one scene, in which I wish would of been a little longer-even if just for the humor of it. There’s a scene where he’s trying to activate the Lantern, and he spouts off a bunch of catchphrases (kinda like Peter Parker in Spiderman 1). He includes things like “To Infinity..and BEYOND!” and “By the power of Greyskull!!”. I would of preferred a few more quips, because I can totally picture Ryan Reynolds going “ITS MORPHIN’ TIME!” or something like that.

I also wish they would of actually shown somewhat of a selection process…even just little homages-like the ring passing by The Daily Planet (since Clark Kent was to have a cameo in it…..dear god..just think of a Green Lantern Superman) or passing by a building that says Wayne Enterprises. Just little nods like that I would of loved.

Overall, the movie was frantic and extremely fast paced-which was nice since “X-Men First Class” was kind of sludgy and you could FEEL the 2.3 hour time on it. This went by pretty damn quick, and didnt feel rushed at all.

Overall, I’ll give Green Lantern a solid B. Great action, alot of good humor, and an overall good movie.

oh, and if you’d like. You can pick up the animated film “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” (which can be reviewed here) on Blu Ray from Amazon.com for $20! While you’re there, pick up the Movie Masters Hal Jordan figure as well. It’s a pretty bomb figure…

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…ONE MORE THING!!!

Now on a seperate note…I’ve started reading the leaked Deadpool script…..and all I have to say is: THIS. MOVIE. MUST. BE. MADE! HOLY CRAP! I WANT TO SEE IT NOW! NOW NOW NOW! RYAN REYNOLDS – DONT DO ANYTHING UNTIL DEADPOOL IS MADE!!

for those of us who are fans of Deadpool. Check out the Marvel Select Deadpool figure from Diamond Toys-it’s only $20 on Amazon.com!

REVIEW: Green Lantern: Emerald Knights #DCAU #GreenLantern

So finally, I’ve gotten around to reviewing the latest DC Universe Animated film to hit stores, and just in time for the live action theatrical film too!

 

Yes, I’m talking about Green Lantern: Emerald Knights – which was released June 7th on DVD and Blu Ray.

 

This animated film is the second animated direct-to-dvd DC Animated Universe film to feature the Green Lantern Corps-the first of course being 2009’s “Green Lantern: First Flight”-which served as an animated Hal Jordan origin story. This film isn’t really a sequel to “First Flight”, its a whole new story-featuring a BUNCH of Green Lanterns!

 

So, does it suck? Click on past the break to find out!

 

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Batman: Year One – FIRST LOOK #DCAU #BatmanYearOne

So, I decided to FINALLY crack open my copy of “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” today, and sit down to watch it for review. Before getting to that, I decided to check out some of the bonus features-and the first thing that I hit was the preview for “BATMAN: YEAR ONE“. The next film in the DC Universe Animated Movie line-which will be released Summer 2011 (because Warner Brothers cant go a year without SOME TYPE of Batman Release…2010 saw Batman/Superman: Apocalypse AND Batman: Under The Red Hood. 2011 will see Batman: Year One (at least). 2012 will see The Dark Knight Rises. Maybe in 2013 we can get the 20th Anniversary (HOLY CRAP ON A STICK BATMAN!) 4 Disc Collectors Edition Extended Super Awesome Collection of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm on Blu Ray? Huh huh? Maybe? Maybe? Please Warner Brothers….I know you’re reading this…..

Moving right along now….

“Batman: Year One” is of course based on the Frank Miller four part story, that re-imagined the tragic origins of The Dark Knight. It was used as source material for Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins”-and is regarded as THE definitive Batman origins story…

so lets delve into the PREVIEW of “Batman: Year One” – available on DVD / Blu Ray Summer 2011 from Warner Home Video, and DC Entertainment…..

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#Smallville Season 10 | #Supergirl + #Homecoming + #Isis

EPISODE 10 x 3 “Supergirl”

The third episode of Smallville’s “Final” season was definantly not its strongest. We saw more teasing with Darkseid, and the lackluster return of Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl. She’s out in the public eye-even saving whiny closed minded radio hosts who spend their days holding rallies to bash the “vigilante menance” that all of Metropolis loathes (although Gotham City is pretty much okay with it. Ain’t that something?) when a horribly CGI’d billboard almost squashed him like a bug.

 

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REVIEW: SUPERMAN / BATMAN: APOCALYPSE Animated Movie (2010)

So my wonderous sources at Warner Brothers hooked me up with the THIRD DC Animated Universe Movie for 2010, following up the spring release of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS, and summers BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD-which just came out TWO FRAKIN’ MONTH AGO.  This time? We returned to the caped crusader and the big blue boy scout in SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE. In essence, a sequel to 2009’s SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES. It doesn’t follow the same Luthor-for-president storyline, but it does take place AFTER the events of “Public Enemies”-which is why I say “in essence..”. Mentions are made of the events of “Public Enemies”, and it includes the same cast (at least in the title roles) of Kevin Conroy (Batman) and Tim Daly (Superman/Clark Kent)-which as anyone whose followed me knows, that is ONLY a good thing, if not a garentueed formula for success.

Do you want to know what I think? I’m assuming you do because you’re reading this, than click the link below and follow the jump for my full review of SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE, available on DVD, Blu Ray, and On Demand on Tuesday, September 28th 2010 from Warner Brothers Home Video.

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