The Green Lantern is one of the latest DC Comics-inspired movies to return out this summer season seeing how Hollywood more and more turning its eyes to comic books for blockbuster inspiration. Fans of the Green Lantern likely remember him as the superhero who battled Sinestro, and as a member of the Justice League of America. Most will remember him as the Silver Era comic hero who comic book creators like Gil Kane, Bill Finger, Martin Nodell, and John Broome made famous. Green Lantern has gotten a brand new life in Hollywood’s latest film by the creation of those old school comic book giants.
The movie, based mostly on the famous superhero, reveals his origins as a cocky test pilot who was given a ring that grants the wearer superpowers. With his new ring, he has to fight Parallax with a purpose to save the planet (and the universe) from destruction. Since humans aren’t highly regarded by the Green Lanterns, it is going to be hard for Hal to prove himself, let alone be often known as the greatest Lantern of all. Can the newest Green Lantern save humanity? For the mainstream viewers, it already sounds exciting, however will Martin Campbell’s latest movie get the approval of the Green Lantern comic book fans?
Ryan Reynolds is going to play Hal Jordan. Definitely an excellent news for followers of the DC Comics series. Ryan Reynolds has been a very long time fan of the Green Lantern, and after meeting Martin Campbell, he might have simply become the biggest Green Lantern fan on set.
Straight from the creator’s mouth, the Green Lantern movie is not a “labored origins movie.” You won’t have to wait for half of the movie to finish before you see excitement and action. Hal Gardner and the opposite Guardians of the Universe are going to be featured in a very action-packed story. The main concern that both comic book fans (as well as the creators of the movie themselves) will likely get annoyed about is the problem of putting a Silver Age comic in perspective for modern audiences. People didn’t really question a few of the stranger quirks of the comic too much, initially, but nowadays, certain audience groups are more analytical.
So far, Warner Brothers had debuted footage from the film at a number of conventions, together with WonderCon 2011. From what followers have seen to this point, they absolutely cherished it. This could be one of the very few superhero themed moves that may get fans’ seals of approval. With retelling the origins story without making it anachronistic, numerous feedback shows that the Green Lantern film has been successful. With spectacular cinematography, sensible dialogue, and a narrative line that has gotten accolades from nearly everybody who has seen it, Green Lantern is expected to be top-of-the-line films of summer season 2011.
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- The Green Lantern: interview with director Martin Campbell (telegraph.co.uk)
- GREEN LANTERN Giveaway: Win a $150 Sterling Silver Green Lantern Ring! (collider.com)
- 13th TV Spot for GREEN LANTERN – with more new footage (geektyrant.com)
- DC Digital Comics On Sale Now! (graphicpolicy.com)
- DC Reboot Gives Comics a ‘Logan’s Run’ For Their Money (Feature) (popmatters.com)