Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Green Lantern (Martin Campbell, 2011)

green lantern 2011 poster

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins and Geoffrey Rush

Summary: Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Adventure

To be honest I wasn't actually interested in watching this film but my friend really wanted to see it, so I took her to see it for her birthday.

I felt like it definitely took a while for the story to really get going; however in saying that it also felt like they were trying to explain way to much in an incredibly short space of time.
I'm not really a fan of Ryan Reynolds, I haven't seen him in much but in this film I thought he was absolutely awful and I didn't know much about Blake Lively (I never watched Gossip Girl, is that bad?)

I do love a good special effect but I struggled to find it in this film. There's quite a lot of CGI and most of it is unnecessary, especially the CGI bodysuits, I mean whose idea was that. It looks absolutely terrible.
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If you're like me then you'll love a good action scene, a good fight scene but don't get your hopes up guys the final battle is over before it even starts. So much time was wasted at the beginning they didn't even have time for a decent fight was probably the worse thing about the film.

Kim Newman's review for Empire pretty much sums up what I feel about it,
"When the climax comes it feels less apocalyptic then just rushed, as the hero goes from complete wash-out to standing up to a primal force of the universe in about five minutes"

My Rating: 5/10

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