Average User Score: 5.6Jun 24, 2011To telll the truth, after reading some truly savage reviews by some of the critics I have learned to trust, I intended to skip this film. But as a kid I loved Green Lantern more than Superman, Batman and Supergirl combined. After Wonder Woman GL was my fave.
Now I'll tell you right off, this IS the film to leave the deepest part of your brain home. Don't expect deep thought or, y'know, ideas. This is a comic book. Come to life. That's all.
That said, its a whiz-bang, crazy wild ride. Whether you're riding in the **** of a fighter jet with an experimental robot plane hot on your exhaust or you've encountered a dying, handsome purple alien who has just given you the mother of all crackerjack prizes--and a free charger to boot--if you're Blake Lively's title character Hal Jordan you've got just the right aw, gee-ness to carry it off.
Lively's Hal isn't a great brain, but he's a brave guy and a s**t hot seat-of-the-pants pilot. And the flying scenes in and out of vehicles make me want a power ring of my own. All the necessary plot points are here, the plucky girlfriend, the staunch buddy and the evilest evil since Sauron. And then there's the Green Lantern Corps. Not since Luke Skywalker strolled into the cantina have such an amazing array of alien life forms been gathered together. And here Hal makes some friends. I won't tell you about them lest I spoil the fun.
If you want intellectualism, check out anything by Lars von Trier. If you want a rollicking good time to go with your popcorn--see Green Lantern.… Expand