Green Lantern -3D


Not a bad film. Not bad at all. No idea how close to the source material it is, bar the ring use, and as normal, I don’t care.

It’s another big dumb summer action movie, with a slightly less dumb thread on the nature of fear and courage. There’s nothing to complain about plot wise, or in the execution of that plot, with no gaping holes or ‘WTF’ moments. Guy meets alien, alien gives guy ring, guy becomes superhero after a little soul searching. Not complex, and while possible to screw up, that’s not what happened here. What I did find interesting was the number of innocent casualties. Well, innocent except for being too dumb to live. πŸ˜‰ It’s not so common in super hero movies for people to die in droves. And they do. I like it.

As for the characters, they were well enough defined. Hal Jordan, the willful test pilot with commitment issues,Β  Carol Ferris the love interest (who was more than the screaming sidekick. Nice.) And a bunch of others. Nice to see Amanda Waller too. I really only know her from Justice League, but with luck she’ll show up again. Angela Bassett was a good choice.

I saw it in 3D, because I couldn’t be bothered waiting for the next 2D showing, and because it was on the biggest screen that the cinema had. Real-D so it was just a pair of glasses. Did make it a bit darker than I’d have liked, with some of the colours washed out, but livable with. No significant headache either. Looks like it was actually shot in 3D, though I won’t swear to that πŸ˜‰ No ‘throw something at the audience’, that was out of place. I think it didn’t add anything, but it’s not taking something away, like some films have managed to do.

And there’s a mid-credit stinger. Points to there being a sequel πŸ˜€


See it on the big screen, as it’ll lose something coming to TV.