Friday, 17 June 2011

Green Lantern (2011)

Green Lantern is on course to be the worst superhero film of 2011. But is it really all that terrible?
Yes, it’s true that the film lacks the complex story and character development it deserves. But in the blackest night of criticism, the Green Lantern’s light still shines, though through a dim fog of safeness not required for a film concerning a group of intergalactic light warriors. For those that care, the film is one of the dreaded 2D to 3D conversion films, but is it successful? I’d argue no. It’s as if there are two films at work. The boring falsely dimensional Earth plot, and the thrilling and exciting CGI Oa (the planet where the Green Lantern Corps resides) plot. I say this as someone first skeptical of the idea of a computer generated costume, but I was quite impressed. Mastered in the third dimension, the computer generated worlds show more depth and attention to detail than the blandly layered locations on Earth. The two villains of the film, Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) and Parallax, an entity that apparently has a vast background in the comics but here represents the vague (and real) concept of fear as evil. Green Lantern is not a must-see-film in this summer already loaded with better than expected films, but it can make a fun outing for those with little siblings or kids, but I suspect Green Lantern comic fans will be disappointed.

Somewhere between

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